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What’s the Point?

Jen Bekman Gallery
6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth St. and Bowery, 212-219-0166
East Village / Lower East Side
June 28 - August 4, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, June 27, 6 - 8 PM
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Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present What’s the Point?, a group exhibition featuring geometrically themed assemblages, paintings, photographs and works on paper by nineteen artists.

An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. What’s the Point? will be on view Thursday, June 28 through Saturday, August 4 2012 at Jen Bekman Gallery, located at 6 Spring Street, New York, New York.

What’s the Point? blends emerging and established artists with a range of approaches to examine the use of geometrics as a primary and deeply compelling tool throughout contemporary art making.

Geometric abstraction became a part of the new American aesthetic following European artists emergence in New York during and after WWII, exemplified in the Bauhaus influenced works of Josef Albers. Following the inclusion of works by LeWitt and Kelly in the pivotal shows Young America at the Whitney Museum and MoMA’s Sixteen Americans proved geometrics were firmly cemented in traditions ranging from hard edge abstraction, conceptualism, color block, and minimalism. The use of color, shape, and line continues through to today with a new generation of artists challenging not only the viewer but also their own materials. It is this history and trajectory of artists whose practices lift the geometric from pure line and shape to a dialogue of questions and ruminations on contemporary life the exhibition seeks to explore.

The exhibition features work by: Josef Albers, Ky Anderson, Jordan Bernier, Andrew Brischler, Christian Chaize, Matthew Craven, Corey Drieth, Jessica Eaton, Ellsworth Kelly, Gregory Krum, Sol LeWitt, Carrie Marill, Jason Middlebrook, Laura Newman, Devin Rutz, Joel Shapiro, Jessica Snow, Mia Taylor and Michael Zelehoski.

Curated by Jeffrey Teuton, Director of Jen Bekman Gallery.
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