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Adam McEwen, Switch and Bait

Nicole Klagsbrun Temporary (20th Street)
520 West 20th Street, No. 213, 212.243.3335
March 5 - April 18, 2009
Reception: Thursday, March 5, 6 - 8 PM
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Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to present Switch and Bait, an exhibition by Adam McEwen. The exhibition is installed in a temporary project space at 520 West 20th Street, rather than in the gallery’s venue on 26th Street, and will run from March 5 to April 18 with a reception on March 5 from 6 – 8pm.

Switch and Bait will consist of two sculptures, both made from machined graphite. Graphite, like its allotrope diamond, is a form of carbon. Its specific properties, such as stability under high temperatures, make it essential to the steel industry, the solar electrical industry and the missile manufacturing industry, among others. The graphite dust from these processes is sold on to the pencil manufacturing industry.

Adam McEwen lives and works in New York. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, NY; and the Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf. This is his third solo exhibition with Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.
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