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Peter Blum Gallery: “Excavation”

June 7 through July 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Peter Blum Gallery will present “Excavation,” a group show featuring the work of Zahoor ul Akhlaq, N. Dash, Josephine Halvorson, Corin Hewitt, Erik Lindman and Stanley Rosen.

The gallery will present a small selection of work from each artist. Small heavily textured paintings from Zahoor ul Akhlaq (1941-1991), a pioneering artist in Pakistan who combined Southeast Asian traditional aesthetic values with Western modernist art movements, will be on display. N. Dash (b. 1980) will present large scale paintings that deal with bodily intelligence expressed through tactile interactions and interventions with natural and synthetic materials. Josephine Halvorson (b. 1981)—whose work investigates objects and environments through paintings made directly on site—will present five recent gouache on paper works that were made from the dirt and detritus at a disused mine in the California/Nevada desert.

Corin Hewitt (b. 1971), whose work integrates personal biography into the places and objects he encounters, will show sculptures from his recent project, “The Granby Inn,” in which he dug trenches, excavated walls and conducted archival research into the history of his current home and studio in Richmond, VA. Erik Lindman (b. 1985) will present three recent large-scale paintings that join, glue and screw anonymous found surfaces, such as sheets of painted luan or marred shards of stainless steel, onto the canvas as compositional elements. Stanley Rosen (b. 1926) will show five intimately-scaled ceramic sculptures that show a reverence for artifacts, architecture and aesthetic principles of past civilizations while still holding up a foreign and futuristic energy.

Peter Blum Gallery is located at
176 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

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