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Museum 52
4 East 2nd Street, at Bowery, 347-789-7072
East Village / Lower East Side
January 28 - March 8, 2009
Reception: Wednesday, January 28, 6 - 8 PM
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SARAH BRAMAN | ANDY CROSS | TAMAR HALPERN | AMY GRANAT | MATT KEEGAN | JACOB ROBICHAUX

Referencing the mechanics of collage, Separate Entities presents artworks fabricated from complete singular elements. Whilst these combinations result in an autonomous work, the discrete elements still maintain their individual properties. The artists in the show use varying methods that include assembling groups of objects, following particular steps or tasks, going through multiple processes to create one work amongst others. For example,

Andy Cross produces large paintings that use other, smaller paintings as their base and Sarah Braman constructs sculptures that involve materials brought together with minimal intervention. The show demonstrates the concept beyond material concerns, allowing for the inclusion of collaborations and exterior projects within the theme. Matt Keegan and Amy Granat collaborate on a series of photographs and a 16 mm film, while Keegan also participates in the exhibition with solo works. Tamar Halpern has produced a series of posters that will be installed around the neighborhood. The work is separated from the gallery so it can be seen by a wider audience, but also to become immersed amongst advertisements and the visual clutter of the city. The exhibition will also include painting, sculpture and performances by Jacob Robichaux.

The exhibition was co-curated with Natalia Mager Sacasa. Sarah Braman is one of the founders of CANADA Gallery, NY, and has exhibited at Dicksmith Gallery, London, the ICA, Philadelphia and most recently with Joel Shapiro at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Her 2008 exhibition with Museum 52 was reviewed in Art Forum, Flash Art and Art in America Andy Cross has exhibited in New York and Boston. His work is included in the The Maramotti Collection, Italy and the Rubell Collection, Miami.

For this exhibition Amy Granat collaborated with Matt Keegan to produce photographs and a 16mm film. Granat’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at Broadway 1602, NY, The Millwaukee Art Museum, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich and PS1, NY. Granat was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and is a founding member of Cinema Zero.

Recent exhibitions for Tamar Halpern include solo shows at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago and White Columns, NY and group shows at Office Baroque, Antwerp, John Connelly Presents, NY and Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY. She is represented by Tony Wight Gallery. Matt Keegan’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at Anna Helwing Gallery, LA, and D’Amelio Terras, NY. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Altman Siegel Gallery in San Francisco. Keegan is represented by D’Amelio Terras. Jacob Robichaux has exhibited extensively in New York City and in 2008 had his first solo show at Museum 52, NY. Recently Robichaux was included in group shows at D’Ameilo Terras, Bellewether Gallery, NY and The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks.

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