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Liam Gillick, As You Approach the Edge of Town The Lights Are No Softer Than They Were In The Centre

Casey Kaplan Gallery
525 West 21st Street, 212-645-7335
Chelsea
November 4 - December 10, 2005
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As You Approach the Edge of Town The Lights Are No Softer Than They Were In The Centre examines the interplay between built structures and theoretical constructs. For this exhibition Liam Gillick combines new work in a range of media, surface, and scale. The structures include hanging texts, seating, low screens, wall designs and a quarter-scale model of a new social space for a public plaza in Guadalajara, Mexico. Together the works combine experimental and improvisational structures with pragmatic social proposals.

Collectively, the works embody Gillick’s most recent technical and artistic developments. This exhibition anticipates the artist’s forthcoming narrative, provisionally titled Construction of One (Construcción de Uno), which outlines a new series of relationships between production and development in a post-industrial environment.

Recent solo exhibitions include: A Short Essay On The Possibility of An Economy of Equivalence, at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain from October 2005 through January 2006; Factories in the Snow, at Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria from September 2005; McNamara Motel, The Center for Contemporary Art, at Malaga, Spain from September 2005; Presentism, at Corvi Mora, London, UK this past May; and Literally, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Since 1995 Liam has published a number of books that function in parallel to his artwork, including UNDERGROUND (fragments of Future Histories) (2004), Literally No Place (2002), Five or Six (1999), Discussion Island/Big Conference Centre (1997), and Erasmus is Late (1995).

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