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Front: Trove, Back: Just Photography

Martos Gallery
540 West 29th Street, 212-560-0670
March 1 - March 26, 2011
Reception: Tuesday, February 1, 6 - 8 PM
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FRONT: Alan Kane Trove

Ancient & Modern, London presents two adjoining exhibitions sharing the medium of photography at Martos Gallery during March 2011.

The British artist Alan Kane described himself recently as ‘a conceptual artist working in the field of still life, the nude and landscape’. His diverse practice often takes cues from forms of display familiar to us. From yard sales, village halls and the living room, Kane’s work coalesces around joining the discovery of art experiences to the production and presentation of them. Here Kane presents two new installations:_ Jehu’s_ (2010), a site-specific window installation facing 29th Street, which emanates from the more pastoral origins of a South Wales post office; and Disarrays, a sculpture comprised of six-hundred C-type photographs.

Alan Kane was born in Nottingham, UK in 1961. He lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Vanitas Vanitatum Omnia Vanitas, London College of Fashion 2010, Artangley/Jerwood Open commission for Channel 4 Television (2009), Disarrays at Ancient & Modern, London (2009) and The Stratford Hoard, Art on the Underground, Stratford Station, London (2008). In collaboration with Jeremy Deller, Kane curated Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK, which has toured internationally since 2005. Kane’s work is in the collections at Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and is part of the FRAC Collection in Reims, France.

BACK: Just Photography Group Exhibition

Ancient & Modern, London presents two adjoining exhibitions sharing the medium of photography at Martos Gallery during March 2011.

Just Photography brings together a cross-generational gathering of artists from Europe for whom photography exists either as dominant practice or a more casual endeavour. Presenting a range of works from the 1980s to the present day, through their various formal, conceptual or performative experiments, their photographs seem historically to be ambiguously located in time.

Just Photography includes Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Ernst Caramelle, Lourdes Castro, Raphael Danke, Jane England, Jason Evans, Adam Gillam, Melissa Gordon, Ilana Halperin, Raphael Hefti, Alex Heim, Jessica Mallock, Andrew Mania, Rudolf Polanszky, Dan Rees, Karin Ruggaber, Monika Schwitte, Lindsay Seers, Miroslav Tichy and Li Yuan-chia.

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