6 November 2009 - 12 December 2009
Opening Reception 6 November 2009 7pm
Things That Mean Things And Things That Look Like They Mean Things
In this recent video by Ryan Gander, the artist imbeds a work within a work. Key elements in the hall of mirrors include an interview with writer and filmmaker Dan Fox, art students sketching Francis Bacon paintings installed at the Tate Britain and several on-camera appearances by the artist himself. The sum of the parts is a double-edge flirtation with the romantic notions associated with art viewing and a love-hate relationship with the now ubiquitous genre of the televised artist profile.
Ryan Gander lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam in 2003 and 2007, MUMOK, Vienna, and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco in 2007. Gander was the winner of the ‘Prix de Rome’ for sculpture in 2003. He has recently been awarded the prestigious Zurich Art Prize.