London Exhibitions. The Upper Room: Reading the Surface. DavidZwirner Gallery

London Exhibitions. The Upper Room: Reading the Surface. DavidZwirner Gallery
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THE UPPER ROOM: Reading the Surface: June 21 – August 3, 2013

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Installation view from the inaugural exhibition in THE UPPER ROOM (January – February 2013).

Opening to coincide with the London gallery’s first solo exhibition of works by Donald JuddReading the Surface takes a minimalist approach to the notion of surface. With artists including Nina Beier, Ryan Gander, Bob Law, George Henry Longly, John McCracken, and Maaike Schoorel, the show considers different attitudes to the surfaces of artworks, focusing on the dialectic between viewing at a glance and deeper reflection. With art typically encountered on short visits to museums and galleries, viewing experiences are often dictated by temporal and spatial concerns. Exploring themes of absence, materiality, and anxiety, the works in the show can be seen to negate, and even ignore, the ideas beneath the surface.
On view in the THE UPPER ROOM, Reading the Surface is the second in a series of curated shows which supplement the annual program at David Zwirner with smaller, intimate presentations featuring the gallery’s artists and beyond. The exhibition is curated by Associate Director Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal.

Exhibition Dates: 21 June – 3 August 2013

Location: 24 Grafton Street, London, W1S 4EZ
Telephone+44 (0)203 538 3165
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm. Monday by appointment only.
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Sophie da Gama Campos or Chloe Kinsman at Pelham Communications
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