Daniel Arsham. From Sep 20th through Nov 15th, 2008. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami is opening a solo exhibition of Daniel Arsham, a Miami and New York based artist. Featuring a new series of drawing and sculpture, his second exhibition at the Miami gallery presents the artist's unique vision of architecture and landscape. The viewer will enter the exhibition through false double doors. Inside, an erosion cuts through a gallery wall and eats into the other side of the wall. The two adjacent walls are pulled and tied into a knot and are becoming one.
In his meticulous drawings, executed in gouache on Mylar, architecture is represented by clusters of rods, the basic units of an intelligent, autonomous structure eager to become part of nature by directing themselves towards a uncanny light glowing behind the trees. "The Undoing" will invite the viewer to explore the artist’s romantic vision of architecture that symbolizes a man-made cityscape. In his sculptural work, the elements of architecture are merging within the gallery space by fluidly transforming themselves into new shapes and creating illusions in natural formations. At the same time, fragments of architecture in the drawings, floating in space, seem to integrate with nature that surrounds them.
Daniel Arsham was born in 1980, in Cleveland, Ohio. He works and lives in Miami and New York. Solo exhibitions include: "Playground" Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris; "Playground" Gertrude Street, Melbourne; "Dancing on the Cutting Edge Part II" MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami; The Miami Performing Arts Center, Miami (a collaboration with Merce Cunningham); "Building Schmuilding", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami; "Homesick", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
194 NW 30th Street
Miami, FL 33127