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CHEIM & READ: JENNY HOLZER - Dust Paintings - 11 Sept 2014 to 25 Oct 2014

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11 Sept 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
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JENNY HOLZER
X CONCLUSION 2014 oil on linen 80 x 62 in


Artists in this exhibition: JENNY HOLZER


JENNY HOLZER
Dust Paintings

September 11 - October 25, 2014

Cheim & Read is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Jenny Holzer, titled Dust Paintings. The show is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Henri Cole. Through the Freedom of Information Act, Holzer accessed official documents that record the U. S. military’s torture and murder of war prisoners. When government censors redacted the most sensitive information from these documents, they unwittingly created blank, abstract shapes across the page. Henri Cole has characterized these spaces as, “the negative evidence of history.” He further writes, “These new paintings of Jenny’s are a kind of dust-writing, or to be more exact, a kind of dust-painting. After all, they sometimes verge on darkness or dust, and, for me, they are more interesting to ponder as artworks than real evil, which can be predictable or banal. Standing before Jenny’s dust-paintings, if I squint my eyes and let my imagination run wild, I can hear a call to prayer. I can see a crowded street with men rushing past, stirring up the dust. And I also can see shrouded women behind them—quietly, methodically—sprinkling water to settle it."



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