Matthew Day Jackson, Huma Bhabha
Sculptures and New Print Editions
November 16, 2007 – January 12, 2008
at Peter Blum SoHo
Peter Blum Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Huma Bhabha and Matthew Day Jackson: Sculptures and New Print Editions, November 16, 2007, through January 12, 2008, at Peter Blum SoHo, 99 Wooster Street, New York. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, November 16, from 6 to 8 PM. On view will be new print projects and recent sculptures by Huma Bhabha and Matthew Day Jackson.
Huma Bhabha’s portfolio, Reconstructions, consists of sixteen photogravures and two woodblock prints. In Reconstructions, Bhabha draws colossal figures, feet, or other forms over photographs of landscapes littered with abandoned foundations that she took in her native Pakistan. In addition, the two woodblock prints feature feet, an iconic image found throughout Bhabha’s oeuvre. In Reconstructions, as with her other works, Bhabha references figurative connections to the landscape, ancient structures, religion, time, and decay. Bhabha has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, including Greater New York at P.S.1 (2005); USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2006), and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2007); and Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice at Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2007).
Matthew Day Jackson has created three new print projects from the Dymaxion Series, a reference to Buckminster Fuller’s inventions. Das Wochenendhaus is an installation of sixteen prints of multiple techniques, which together comment on various utopian visions in America’s history. In the triptych Missing Link (Lady Liberty), Jackson utilizes a found poster illustrating Degas’ dancer, while also referencing imagery by Goya and Hiroshige. Jackson’s portrait of Buckminster Fuller, entitled Bucky (ROYGBV), pays homage to the visionary thinker shown before his geodesic dome. Jackson has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, including Greater New York at P.S.1 (2005); Day For Night, the 2006 Whitney Biennial; USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2005), and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2007); the Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2007); and the Athens Biennale, Greece (2007).
New sculptures by Huma Bhabha and Matthew Day Jackson will also be on view in this exhibition.