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Thomas J. Price: Material Visions at Hales Project Room, New York

 
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Beyer Projects congratulates Thomas J. Price on his Hales Project Room NY exhibition, Material Visions. The show includes Plain to See, our 2016 collaboration with Price.

The exhibition centers on a bronze statue, Plain to See (2015). The subject, like nearly all of the characters Price depicts, is a black male figure. He wears a plain hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants and holds what appears to be a mobile phone in one hand. His expression and stance are neutral, except for one hand stuffed into a pocket of his sweatshirt. The work poses a challenge to the viewer: how will you choose to see me? The aesthetic and social value traditionally conferred upon the subjects depicted in classical bronze sculptures is recontextualized within a very different contemporary discourse of class, race and gender signifiers. In its arresting monumentality, this anonymous portrait asserts the value of the depicted subject, powerfully subverting traditional social and aesthetic hierarchies. (Hales press release)

Thomas J. Price and Tony Cragg in Frieze Sculpture 2017 exhibition

Thomas J. Price, Numen (Shifting Votive One, Two and Three), 2016 in The Regent's Park, London

Frieze Sculpture 2017 opens today in The Regent's Park, London, and features the work of Thomas J. Price and Tony Cragg.

Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July to 8 October, presenting a free outdoor exhibition for London and its international visitors throughout the summer months. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and featuring leading international galleries, Frieze’s first-ever summer display in The Regent’s Park will bring together 25 new and significant works by leading 20th-century and contemporary artists from around the world... (frieze.com)

John Baldessari at the Philharmonie de Paris

Beethoven's Trumpet (with Ear) by John Baldessari is on view in Paris through January 29, 2017. The work is included in Ludwig Van: The Beethoven Myth at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Beethoven’s life and legacy have become phenomenons that reach well beyond the realm of high culture. The Ludwig van exhibition reproduces his fascinating aura of popularity, which rivals that of political icons and rock stars… From Gustav Klimt to Joseph Beuys, André Gide to Michael Haneke, Edward Burne-Jones to Antoine Bourdelle, John Baldessari, Stanley Kubrick and Pierre Henry, the ghost of Beethoven has continued to haunt artists and fulfil its purpose: to electrify the eye, the ear and the mind. (Philharmonie de Paris)

Kay Rosen at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston

A Traveling Show opens next week at CAMH, featuring the work of Kay Rosen. The exhibition will include Y, a painted bronze edition produced by Beyer Projects in 2014.

A Traveling Show is an exploration of language, linguistics, and personal communication. At its heart is a selection of mail art exchanged over the past eight years by artists Matt Keegan and Kay Rosen. Their correspondence is augmented by a selection of artworks that includes wall paintings, sculptures, and drawings that demonstrate the artists’ unique and individual approaches to language. (source: CAMH website)