Go See – New York: Martin Creed – Jonathan Horowitz at Gavin Brown through June 19th, 2010

June 4th, 2010

Installation views, Martin Creed & Jonathan Horowitz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.
All images via Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

On view at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise are concurrent solo shows by artists Martin Creed and Jonathan Horowitz. Creed has fashioned a site-specific installation by remaking the gallery floor into a collage of more than 100 different slabs of marble. The exhibit also includes paintings, performance works, and the premier of a new film. The multi-room installation “Go Vegan” by Horowitz offers a unique perspective on vegetarianism and sustainability, and addresses the ever growing consumption of commoditized pop culture in contemporary society. This marks the inaugural exhibition of the newly expanded space at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, which now extends into the 10,000 square foot space formerly occupied by the butchery and meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda Meats.

more story, images and links after the jump…

Martin Creed at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, installation view.

Martin Creed installation. Image by Oskar Proctor for ArtObserved.

Scottish artist Martin Creed is best known for creating emotionally charged conceptual works. For his newest installation, Work No. 1051, Creed has assembled strips of marble in varying colors and styles on to the gallery’s floor, effectively creating a painting framed by the walls of the gallery. When Gavin Brown moved his gallery into the current Washington Street location in 2003, Creed created Work No. 300, a permanent installation of the phrase “the whole world + the work = the whole world” painted around the facade of the building. Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001, and was the subject of a mid-career survey “Feelings,” at CCS Bard | Hessel Museum in 2007. This is Creed’s third exhibition at the gallery.

Jonathan Horowitz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, installation view.

Originally presented in 2002 at Greene Naftali Gallery, “Go Vegan” is a multi-room installation consisting of video, sculpture, and photography. Included is Horowitz’s Minimalist piece Tofu on Pedestal in Gallery, (2002). This is Horowitz’s third solo-show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. He was also the subject of the 2009 exhibition “And/Or” at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.

Related Links:
Exhibition page [Gavin Brown's Enterprise]
Artist page at Gavin Brown Enterprise [Martin Creed] [Jonathan Horowitz]
Artist website [Martin Creed]
Video interview with Martin Creed [NewArtTV]
Review of Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or [New York Times]