The first exhibition of SEEING THROUGH YOU is named for the 2016 Pet Shop Boys song, A cloud in a box. Organized by Los Angeles-based writer, educator, and independent curator Terry R. Myers, the show brings together seven artists currently working in Berlin, LA, Santiago, Stockholm, and Tel Aviv, and reinforces how profoundly these artists have, in Myers’ words “unexpected connections, as they been together for quite some time in my mind’s eye.”
Artists in A cloud in a box are Milly Barzellai, Chinatsu Ikeda, Peter Köhler, Vicente Matte, Jeni Spota C., Keith Tolch, and Pilar Trujillo.
Myers explains: “Collectively, the works here display an abundance of imagery in a vibrant and material spectrum that contains agile bands of alienation, contentment, devotion, infatuation, joy, tragedy, and magic. These bands, of course, are powerful and they bend and/or blend within the work of any one of these artists as much as they do across that of the group. Magic is last in this list because it mixes with the others the best. Magic is a secret, but a secret made to be shown to others. The Pet Shop Boys song tells the story of a magician with a cloud in a box— ‘a secret between him and the sky’— that he would display once a week. These seven artists, each in their own way, are doing the very same thing.”
About Fort Gansevoort
Fort Gansevoort is a contemporary art gallery representing emerging and established artists from around the world. With a strong commitment to curatorial excellence and new research, Fort Gansevoort mounts six exhibitions annually, devoting its space and publishing efforts to both emerging artists and established figures whose art invites fresh study and warrants increased recognition. Fort Gansevoort represents Zoë Buckman, Zoya Cherkassky, Patrick Martinez, and Christopher Myers, and exhibits the works of many other artists in group and solo exhibitions.
A cloud in a box will be on view online at fortgansevoort.com from March 26 through Spring, 2020.
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Distemper on canvas
67 x 52.75 inches
© Vicente Matte
Courtesy the Artist and Fort Gansevoort