James Casebere

Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #7 2010

Digital chromogenic print mounted to Dibond

69 3/4 x 89 1/8 inches

Edition 1/5

James Casebere

Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #8 2010

Framed digital chromogenic print mounted to Dibond

44 x 54 1/2 inches

Edition of 4/5

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Can G 2008

Granite

22 3/8 x 10 x 10

Edition 2/5 with 2 APs

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Can F 2004

Stainless steel

6 x 4 3/8 x 4 3/8,

Edition 4 of 5 with 1 AP

James Casebere

Sing Sing #2 1992

Vintage gelatin silver print

29 1/2 x 38 3/4 inches,

Edition 1/7

James Casebere

Subdivision with Spotlight 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches,

Edition 4/7

Callum Innes

Untitled No 62 2010

Oil on canvas

32 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches

Callum Innes

Untitled No 97 2009

Oil on canvas

24 3/8 x 23 5/8 inches

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Can L 2008

Granite

10 5/8 x 10 x 10,

Edition 4/5 with 2 APs

Los Carpinteros

Vista desde Arriba 2010

Watercolor on paper

44 5/8 x 63 inches

Los Carpinteros

Bum Bum 2008

Watercolor on paper

63 x 45 inches

James Casebere

Lighthouse 1983-84

Vintage gelatin silver print

31 x 24 1/4 inches,

3/7

Callum Innes

Untitled, from the Cento series 2009

Oil on oil paper

80 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches

Iran do Espirito Santo

Efeméride 2 2008

Charcoal on paper

14 x 11 inches

James Casebere

Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #2 2009

Framed digital chromogenic print mounted to Dibond

44 x 67 inches,

Edition 4/5

Callum Innes

Untitled, from the Cento series 2009

Oil on oil paper

73 5/8 x 36 1/4 inches

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Twist 7D 2011

Pencil on photogram

17 5/8 x 14 inches

James Casebere

House on Hill 1990

Vintage gelatin silver print

29 1/2 x 39 5/8 inches,

Edition 2/10

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Twist 14 2010

Mirror

83 1/2 x 67 3/8 x 1/4 inches

Callum Innes

Monologue Black 28 2008

Oil on canvas

76 3/4 x 76 3/4 inches

Iran do Espirito Santo

Picture 5 2004

Indian ink on gesso acrylic on MDF

23 1/8 x 23 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Can P 2006

Stainless steel

9 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches,

Edition 2/5 with 1 AP

Los Carpinteros

Rio (Los Encantos de la colectividad) 2002

Watercolor on paper

64 1/4 x 88 inches

Los Carpinteros

Nueve Tambores Cuadrados 2011

Watercolor on paper

26 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches

Los Carpinteros

El Muro #18 2001

Watercolor on paper

81 x 102 inches

Los Carpinteros

Fire Extinguisher 2011

Watercolor on paper

27 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches

Los Carpinteros

Sala de Lectura Ovalada (prototipo) 2011

1/8 inch MDF

22 1/4 x 51 1/8 x 31 1/2 inches,

Edition 1/5

Callum Innes

Repetition 2009

Oil on canvas

76 3/4 x 76 3/4 inches

Callum Innes

Untitled No 100 2009

Oil on canvas

24 3/8 x 23 5/8 inches

Callum Innes

Untitled No 98 2009

Oil on canvas

23 5/8 x 24 3/8 inches

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Silver Pencil 2010

Stainless steel

1/2 x 5/8 x 14 1/8 inches,

Edition 2/25 with 4 APs

Press Release

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Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Iran do Espirito Santo, Callum Innes

April 7 – May 7, 2011

 

John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring work by Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Iran do Espírito Santo, and Callum Innes on view from April 7 – May 7, 2011. A preview will be held on Thursday, April 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

 

Founded in 1991, Los Carpinteros, a collaborative comprised of two artists, Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez, create sculpture, installations, and works on paper which merge elements of architecture and design. Included in the exhibition are watercolors and sculpture which take inspiration from the physical world. Los Carpinteros explore the mutable territory between the pragmatic and the imaginary, often including humorous and ironic subject matter.

 

New York based artist James Casebere, also focuses on architecture and structure within a landscape by building complicated and detailed tabletop models which are photographed in his studio. Employing verisimilitude as one of his artistic tools, Casebere’s photographs often create a mood of emotional isolation. All of Casebere’s images are conspicuously absent of human form. However, one sees evidence of habitation in subtle ways: lights shining through windows, fires burning and garden hoses on lawns. By removing direct references to the human figure, Casebere creates an abstract narrative, allowing the viewers to place themselves within the image, in a sense completing the work.

 

Brazilian artist Iran do Espírito Santo uses a minimalist approach to his sculpture and works on paper. He often uses materials such as glass, stainless steel, stone, or copper to give a tactile quality to his work while abstracting everyday items. Working with extreme precision and applying extraordinary technical rigor, the artist captures all details and is able to achieve perfection of each object’s form. His works reference design and functionality, as well as traditions within the Minimalist oeuvre.

 

Callum Innes, a Scottish artist, uses a similar approach to achieving form through his paintings. Innes’s new works represent a significant departure from his iconic “Exposed Paintings” and are an exciting development in his continuing investigation into the making and unmaking of abstract painting. Innes still methodically prepares the paintings’ surfaces with size and gesso (as in the “Exposed Paintings”), yet in these new works, the picture plane is split vertically in half. Innes applies two separate colors across the entire surface and then rigorously removes the paint on one side. This process is repeated, leaving one half of the painting covered in layered, complex color whilst the other half of the painting is cleansed as much as possible back to the original gesso. Inevitably, the cleaned half retains a trace of the colors that were already absorbed. Each finished painting thus suggests a freezing in time of the otherwise momentary arrest of an ongoing process.

 

For further information and photographs, please contact the gallery at 415.781.4629 or info@berggruen.com. The gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30-5:30, and Saturday, 10:30-5:00.