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Bartha Contemporary: CLAY KETTER - SEE WHAT I MEAN - 10 Oct 2013 to 23 Nov 2013

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10 Oct 2013 to 23 Nov 2013

Bartha Contemporary Ltd
25 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8RX
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CLAY KETTER
SEE WHAT I MEAN
OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 23, 2013


Artists in this exhibition: Clay Ketter


CLAY KETTER
SEE WHAT I MEAN

PRIVATE VIEW THURSDAY OCTOBER 10TH 6.30 – 8.30 PM
EXHIBITION ON VIEW UNTIL NOVEMBER 23RD 2013

We are delighted to announce Clay Ketter's third solo exhibition at Bartha Contemporary. Entitled "See What I Mean", the show features a series of new sculptures and works on paper alongside two seminal installations from the early 2000's, which form the theoretical basis for the artist’s latest works.

Clay Ketter’s works primarily explore aspects of human habitation. The artist’s first exhibition with the gallery in 2008 showcased his photographic series ‘Gulf Coast Slabs’ depicting traces of homes swept away by hurricane Katrina. The series was clearly developed in his aesthetic, somewhere between abstraction and realism or even fake ready-made, both brutal and poetic.
Taking a step further away from the immediate surface of our habitation Clay Ketter’s 2010 Tract Series exhibition displayed concentrically arranged and digitally manipulated Satellite images. These works reveal an obsessive western suburban culture that evolves within autonomous gated communities, which are an increasingly common phenomenon.

Returning to his sculptural oeuvre on a domestic scale this exhibition dissects a seemingly singular language of respective forms that lie at the heart of modular furniture. By revealing their inherent incompatibility with the reality of everyday life and further alienated by a play on scale and solidity, these elegant sculptures challenge a minimalist aesthetic that over the past four decades has been elevated to an almost religious status.

By countering the post-minimalist dematerialization of the object, exemplified in the work of artists such as James Turrell or Robert Irwin, Ketter recaptures the body of an object and in this case and elemental form. Their geometric shape is determined by a repetitive gesture that has enabled the success of mass-produced furniture.

Made using highly developed mechanical production methods and the latest man-made artificial materials these seemingly precise works harbor a more real-world element that intends to undermine their precise appearance.

The juxtaposition of ‘Stack’ and ‘Angel’, two of the artist’s most challenging early sculptures, set’s a theoretical framework, from which the latest works evolve. Their almost iconographic presence further underlines the artist’s contribution to contemporary art and his continued influence on a large group of young artists who deal with a post minimalist aestheticism.


For further information about this exhibition please do not hesitate to contact the gallery. Exhibition opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 6PM or by appointment. The exhibition continues until November 23rd.


BARTHA CONTEMPORARY
25 Margaret Street
London W1W 8RX
Tel. +44 - 20 - 7985 0015
Fax. +44 - 20 - 7985 0016
info@barthacontemporary.com

www.barthacontemporary.com






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