Discrete Manifold Whatsoever
13 October 2010 - 27 November 2010
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present our first solo collaboration with the celebrated artist Angela Bulloch.
“Over the last two decades Angela Bulloch’s work has had many shapes and incorporated most medias in conceptual constellations which probed intersections and opened up hybrid spaces and novel interactions between contemporary visual art’s companions: viewer relations, notions of space, reference systems, and sister disciplines such as architecture, industrial and graphic design as well as music. Lights and switches, simple viewer interactivity, ‘new media’ sculpture and cross references to all kinds of systems and rules have been constant aspects of her work. But in a wider world – where things tend to get boiled-down for easier consumption, it was arguably her numerous ‘pixel box’ installations consisting of different variations and permutations of standardized but infinitely programmable light boxes that zoomed in the digital image and re-visualizing the cinematic, which became something of a signature. In fact though Bulloch’s work is greatly more variegated both formally and conceptually, think alone of her early mud slinging ‘painting’ machines Mud Slinger (1995) or her complex sound and light sculptural stage or platform The Disenchanted Forest x 1001’ (2005)’
For this, her first solo UK exhibition since 2005, Bulloch will create a body of work which re-visits these persistent concerns in her work, giving them new sculptural form.
Angela Bulloch was born Rainy River, Canada in 1966. Part of the ‘freeze’ generation, she studied at Goldsmiths between 1985 and 1988. Her solo museum exhibitions include Kunsthaus Glarus (2001) UC Berkeley Art Museum (2003) Le Consortium, Dijon (2005) Modern Art Oxford, Secession Vienna and The Power Plant, Toronto, (2005) and Lenbachhaus Munich (2008). Her work is included in the current Hayward Gallery exhibition The New Decor, and was included in Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour 1950 to Today at Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Modern Art New York and Theanyspacewhatever for which she created an installation for the ceiling of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim in New York. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997 and for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst in 2005. Bulloch lives and works in Berlin and London.
Special Breakfast viewing for frieze week Friday 15th October 2010 at 10.00am
Angela Bulloch in conversation with Suzanne Cotter, Curator of Exhibitions, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project