installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

installation view: Sammy, Giò Marconi, 2013

DashaSHISHKIN

Sammy

07.02. - 23.03.2013

Inaugurazione: giovedì 7 febbraio 2013 dalle 19.00 alle 21.00
Dall’8 febbraio al 23 marzo 2013
Da martedì a sabato, 10-13; 15-19
Per ricevere informazioni e immagini della mostra, inviare richiesta a: info@giomarconi.com o utilizzare il link: http://fileshare.giomarconi.com/public/DS_cartella_stampa.zip

La galleria Giò Marconi è lieta di annunciare Sammy, seconda mostra personale dell'artista russa Dasha Shishkin.
Shishkin nasce a Mosca nel 1977 e completa i suoi studi alla Columbian University; dal 1993 vive e lavora a New York. La sua carriera inizia con la grande rassegna The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now presentata al MOMA nel 2006, nella quale i suoi lavori si affiancano a quelli di Marcel Dzama, Jake e Dinos Chapman, David Hockney, David Shrigley etc.
Le complesse composizioni di Dasha Shishkin sono realizzate usando la sua caratteristica linea, abbinata all’uso di campiture luminose e motivi elaborati. Sebbene i colori, spesso in opposizione uno all’altro, sembrino dominare i suoi lavori, è la linea a definire e dare forma allo spazio. In un primo momento lo stile figurativo, quasi decorativo, delle sue opere impedisce allo spettatore di vedere come il soggetto dei suoi lavori sia in realtà fantastico, erotico, malinconico, macabro ma non violento. Le storie di Dasha non sono semplici da decodificare. È una grande narratrice che raffigura scene con un sovraccarico sensoriale in cui sono catturati erotismo e violenza, ma anche humor.
Un altro strumento che Shishkin ama utilizzare per rendere ancora più criptici i messaggi delle sue opere è l'uso del linguaggio nei suoi titoli: “I titoli sono come la ciliegina sulla torta. La ciliegina non fa della torta una torta alla ciliegia, ma è sempre lì per attrarre o distrarre l’occhio”.
Giochi di parole come, “Fucking Children”, frasi sarcastiche quali “Death is not the worst” o “A Boy’s Best Friend is His Mother” e dichiarazioni ironiche come “It takes Money to Feed Pretty Women” sono titoli tipicamente usati da Dasha Shishkin. In “Butter is the Passport to Pleasure” mostra il suo profondo lato umoristico.
Per la sua mostra alla Galleria Giò Marconi, Shishkin utilizzerà interamente lo spazio della galleria. Lavori di grande formato su tela e su mylar – superficie semi trasparente utilizzata regolarmente dall’artista e sulla quale applica strati di colore sia sul recto che sul verso – saranno presentati insieme a una miriade di incisioni di piccolo formato e di disegni su carta.


Dasha Shishkin (Mosca, 1977) vive e lavora a Brooklyn, NY. I suoi lavori sono stati presentati a I surrender, dear al Contemporary Arts Center di Cincinnati; Embrace al Denver Museum of Art; Greater New York presso il P.S. 1, New York; e al Gegenwärtig: Geschichtenerzähler alla Kunsthalle di Hamburg. Le sue opere sono conservate in importanti collezioni internazionali tra le quali: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg.
Shishkin partecipò a mostre collettive al: Denver Art Museum, Denver; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Visual Art Center of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing; China Art Objects, Los Angeles; ISE Cultural Foundation, New York; Arndt & Partner, Zurich; Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Parrasch Gallery, New York; Hungarian Cultural Center, New York; 33 Bond Gallery, New York; Smack Mellon and The Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; Hangar-7, Salzburg; Bezalel Academy, Tel Aviv; Ratio 3, San Francisco; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles; Phillips de Pury & Co Gallery, New York; Cohan+Leslie, New York; Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York;  Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York; Team Gallery, New York; Black Church Print Studio, Dublin; GF Gallery New School University, New York; Pearl Gallery, New York.

 

Opening: Thursday, February 7th 2013, from 7 to 9 PM
From February 8th till March 23rd, 2013
From Tuesday to Saturday, 10-13; 15-19
For further information please contact: info@giomarconi.com or use the link: http://fileshare.giomarconi.com/public/DS_cartella_stampa.zip

Giò Marconi Gallery is very pleased to announce Sammy, the second solo exhibition with the Russian artist Dasha Shishkin.
Shishkin, who was born in Moscow in 1977 and has received her master’s degree from Columbia University, has been living and working in New York since 1993. Her career initiated with the widely known exhibition "The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now” at the MoMA in 2006 in which she was to be seen among the likes of David Hockney, Marcel Dzama, Jake and Dinos Chapman, David Shrigley etc. Shishkin’s complex compositions are executed using her characteristic economy of line, coupled with her use of bright blocks of color and elaborate patterning. Although colors, often in opposition to one another, at first dominate her compositions, line ultimately informs the space and composition of her work. Her works are always figurative and her rather decorative style at first prevents the viewer from seeing that the subject matter is fantastical, erotic, macabre, melancholic and more often but not violent. Shishkin’s stories are not easy to decode. She is a big storyteller who depicts scenes of sensory overload in which eroticism and violence but also humor are captured. A tool that Shishkin likes to apply to further encrypt the messages of her works is the use of language in her titles: “Titles are like a cherry on a cake. The cherry does not make a cake a cherry cake, but it is still there to attract or distract an eye.” Most of the times the titles have nothing to do with the actual artwork but they are always a creative, linguistic addition to it: Puns like “Fucking Children”, sarcastic statements such as “ Death is not the worst” or “A Boy’s Best Friend is His Mother” or ironic declarations like “It takes Money to Feed Pretty Women” are typical Shishkin titles. In “Butter is the Passport to Pleasure” she does show her deeply humoristic side. For her exhibition at Giò Marconi Shishkin will use the whole ground floor space of the  gallery.Large sized works on canvas and mylar, a semi transparent surface which Shishkin regularly uses and onto which she applies colour to both the front as well as the reverse of the surface, will be shown along with a multitude of small-scaled etchings and drawings on paper.


Dasha Shishkin (Moscow, 1977) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work was featured in I surrender, dear at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati; Embrace at the Denver Museum of Art; Greater New York at P.S. 1, New York; and Gegenwärtig: Geschichtenerzähler at the Kunsthalle Hamburg. She is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dallas Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Shishkin participated in group exhibitions at: Denver Art Museum, Denver; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Visual Art Center of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing; China Art Objects, Los Angeles; ISE Cultural Foundation, New York; Arndt & Partner, Zurich; Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Parrasch Gallery, New York; Hungarian Cultural Center, New York; 33 Bond Gallery, New York; Smack Mellon and The Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; Hangar-7, Salzburg; Bezalel Academy, Tel Aviv; Ratio 3, San Francisco; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles; Phillips de Pury & Co Gallery, New York; Cohan+Leslie, New York; Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York;  Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York; Team Gallery, New York; Black Church Print Studio, Dublin; GF Gallery New School University, New York; Pearl Gallery, New York.