Reception and Book Signing at James Cohan Gallery: May 7th, 2009, 6 – 8pm
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present ROXY PAINE: Dendroid Drawings and Maquettes, from May 1 through May 30, 2009. The exhibition will include a scale model of Maelstrom as well as drawing studies from the artist’s well-known series of stainless steel Dendroid sculptures. The gallery exhibition runs concurrent to Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom, a site-specific installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden on view from April 28 through October 25, 2009. Maelstrom is a 130-foot long by 45-foot wide monumental stainless steel sculpture and is the largest work to have ever been installed on the Met roof, New York City’s premiere site for outdoor sculpture. More information is available on the Met’s website http://www.metmuseum.org
We are also pleased to announce the publication of the artist’s first comprehensive monograph, ROXY PAINE, published by Prestel with a text by Eleanor Heartney, now available through the gallery. Working at the intersection between nature and technology, Roxy Paine creates works of art that expose the paradoxes inherent in our relationships with the natural and industrial worlds. Paine’s pieces can take the form of startlingly realistic representations of plant life or robotic art-manufacturing machinery, though his stainless steel Dendroids straddle both approaches. This book presents works from each series of Paine’s oeuvre to date with Heartney’s insightful critical analysis. Roxy Paine’s works raise existential questions about our place in the natural order and the extent to which we can draw a firm line between the processes of nature and those of technology. This beautifully designed 256-page volume includes 250 full-color illustrations.