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2013 Exhibitions:

The Ghost of Architecture: Recent and Promised Gifts

Stroum Gallery

July 13, 2013September 29, 2013


Image 1 / 5: assume vivid astro focus. Chandelier Venice.

Image 2 / 5: Edward Burtynsky. Rock of Ages # 14, Abandoned Granite Section, E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont.

Image 3 / 5: Ross Sawyers. No Title (from the series Approximations).

Image 4 / 5: Dawn Clements. Middlebury [detail].

Image 5 / 5: Guy Ben-Ner. Stealing Beauty [video still].

The Ghost of Architecture celebrates the addition of important works of art to the Henry’s permanent collection in the last five years.

Curated from recent gifts and promised gifts to the collection, the exhibition focuses on contemporary works that invoke architecture without citing it directly. Architecture or the architectural dimension is referenced by the artists in the show, either as a displaced or isolated fragment, as fantasy or folly, as the site of ordinary or extraordinary events, or as memory or the missing context in larger narratives.

Artists include: Kevin Appel, assume vivid astro focus, Guy Ben-Ner, Oliver Boberg, Edward Burtynsky, Dawn Clements, Andy Coolquitt, Stéphane Couturier, Jacob Dahlgren, Spencer Finch, Neil Goldberg, Corin Hewitt, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, Luisa Lambri, Christian Marclay, Josephine Meckseper, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Juliana Paciulli, Javier Piñon, Ross Sawyers, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The Ghost of Architecture is organized by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, with support from Judy Sourakli, Curator of Collections and Merith Bennett, Senior Curatorial Associate. The exhibition is generously supported by The Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Featured artists: Kevin Appel, assume vivid astro focus, Guy Ben-Ner, Oliver Boberg, Edward Burtynsky, Dawn Clements, Andy Coolquitt, Stéphane Couturier, Jacob Dahlgren, Spencer Finch, Neil Goldberg, Corin Hewitt, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, Luisa Lambri, Christian Marclay, Josephine Meckseper, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Juliana Paciulli, Javier Piñon, Ross Sawyers, Hiroshi Sugimoto
Image 1: assume vivid astro focus. Chandelier Venice. 2002. Photolithograph on paper. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2012.144.
Image 2: Edward Burtynsky. Rock of Ages # 14, Abandoned Granite Section, E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont. 1992. Chromogenic color print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Dale and Leslie Chihuly, 2009.55.
Image 3: Ross Sawyers. No Title (from the series Approximations). 2006. Inkjet print. Henry Art Gallery, extended loan and promised gift of Joseph and Elaine Monsen, EL 2012/5.
Image 4: Dawn Clements. Middlebury [detail]. 2000. Sumi ink and IVA glue on paper. Promised gift of William and Ruth True. Photo credit: Beth Phillips.
Image 5: Guy Ben-Ner. Stealing Beauty [video still]. 2007. Single-channel DVD (color, sound); 17:40 minutes. Promised gift of William and Ruth True.