“Railing” by Aakash Nihalani.
De Kooning Artist in Residence.
Carmichael Gallery | Yue Minjun, Mark Jenkins, Aakash Nihalani
5795 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
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Exhibition is open to the public May 26 – June 30, 2012.
Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of limited edition works on paper from the series SMILE-ISMS by Yue Minjun and sculpture by Mark Jenkins and Aakash Nihalani. The exhibition will be on view from May 26 through June 30, 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 6-9pm.
Image: Yue Minjun, Smile, it is a nice reflection on you, lithography on paper from edition of 45
About the artists:
Born in 1962 in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, Yue Minjun’s most recent solo exhibitions include Yue Minjun at AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 2011, The Spirit Scenes from Time Past at Shanghai Gallery of Art, Three on the Bund, Shanghai, 2010, Archeological Discovery in AD 3009at Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2009, The Grassland Series at Pace Prints, New York, 2008 and Yue Minjun at the Queens Museum of Art, New York, 2007, his first solo museum show in the United States. His work is currently featured in World Beats: Global Contemporary Art, on view at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis through July, 2012.
Yue currently lives and works in Beijing.
Born in 1970 in Washington, DC, Mark Jenkins’ most recent solo exhibition, Living Layers, opened at Wunderkammern, Rome in March, 2012. The project, produced in collaboration with MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma), was augmented by a series of interventions in the public space. In addition to participating in group exhibitions at MAMA, Rotterdam and Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Harlan Levey and Morgan Spurlock, respectively, 2012 has seen Jenkins create new urban sculptural works for the inaugural RVA Street Art Festival (Richmond, VA), Katowice Street Art Festival (Katowice), Escape The Golden Cage (Vienna) and Nova (Sao Paulo). Forthcoming festivals include WALK&TALK AZORES (Sao Miguel) and Bien Urbain (Besançon).
Jenkins currently lives and works in Richmond, VA.
Born in 1986 in Queens, NY, Aakash Nihalani has presented solo booths at the 2012 editions of both VOLTA NY and ART HK. The past year has also seen him lend his distinctive aesthetic to a number of creative corporate projects; recent partnerships include the design of transformative installations for Facebook’s New York offices, Colette in Paris and West Elm and Hudson Jeans’ pop-up boutiques in Georgetown and New York, respectively. He is currently one of three featured talents in LACOSTE L!VE’s widely promoted S/S 2012 campaign.
Nihalani currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
About Carmichael Gallery:
Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Seth and Elisa Carmichael, Carmichael Gallery focuses on a select group of artists breaking ground in painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Their annual program consists of a series of solo and group exhibitions that document the progress of these artists.
For information on current, past and upcoming shows, visit www.carmichaelgallery.com For additional information and press materials on this show, please contact the gallery at art at carmichaelgallery dot com and +1 323 939 0600.
Spin by Aakash Nihalani.
Aakash Nihalani, Fill In 2, India, 2011.
(c) Aakash Nihalani
Aakash Nihalani, Inside Out (bicyclist), New Delhi, 2011.
(c) Aakash Nihalani
Photo by Noah Kalina.
Artwork (c) 2011 Aakash Nihlani, All Rights Reserved.
Aakash Nihalani, Rainborough, 2011.
© 2011 Aakash Nihalani, All Rights Reserved.
After The Rain, Carmichael Gallery’s first exhibition of 2011, is on view January 8 - February 5, 2011 and features works from Boogie, Guy Denning, Aakash Nihalani and Pascual Sisto.
The two mixed media works on canvas above by Aakash Nihalani are complemented by two aluminum sculptural pieces.
Aakash Nihalani (b. 1986 New York, USA)
Aakash Nihalani has fashioned a visual language all his own. The neon in his work highlights details that might otherwise go unnoticed, while his minimalist patterns form self-contained pockets which encourage examination both within the isolated space and of the world at large. His work often engages the public by creating three-dimensional environments that can be physically entered, transforming passersby or gallery visitors into participants and offering them a momentary escape from daily life. He will present new sculptural works from his Optiprism series, as well as new works on canvas.
Recent solo and group shows include Overlap, Bose Pacia, New York (2010), Re-Creation II, Carmichael Gallery at Ogilvy & Mather (2010), Off & On (Often On), Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles (2010), Tape and Mirrors, Eastern District Gallery, Brooklyn (2009) and Paraphrase, Arario Gallery, New York (2009). 2009 and 2010 also saw him complete ephemeral, site-specific tape installations (both commissioned and otherwise) throughout the US and in India, Austria and France. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
More from Aakash Nihalani here.