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Adam McEwen


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery
526 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor, 212-243-3335
September 7 - October 14, 2006
Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 8 PM
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Adam McEwen’s exhibition comprises two main bodies of work: C-print photographs of New York’s Lefrak City housing complex shot in daylight, and a series of monochrome paintings marked with wads of chewing gum. Continuing to explore the juxtaposition of industrialization and annihilation, McEwen transforms the exceedingly vernacular into post-apocalyptic blueprints of cityscapes in states of flattening (destruction) and building (construction). The work probes the gaps between society’s perception of human progress and the reality of death and eradication (through, for example, the razing of a city to the ground), specifically, in this instance, from a postwar perspective.

A book created by the artist containing images related to the exhibition will be available.
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