18 Wooster Street
People, an exhibition of figurative sculpture, will be presented at Jeffrey Deitch’s 18 Wooster Street gallery from May 5 - June 30, 2018.
The works by the twenty-eight artists included in the show reflect the diversity of the people who the sculptures represent. The artists’ directions range from photorealism to allegory. The subjects range from ordinary individuals to objects of fantasy. The diversity of styles and imagery reflects the world that we live in. All of the works reflect a new approach to figurative sculpture that is inspired by the innovations of Dada, Surrealism and Assemblage. None of the works are carved or modeled in a traditional way. Some are made from body casts, while others are constructed from mannequins and found objects. Only a few use conventional sculptural materials like bronze.
People is inspired by Mike Kelley’s influential exhibition The Uncanny, originally presented in 1993, and by the work that generated some of the concepts articulated in Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley’s “Heidi House” from 1992. “Heidi House,” formally titled Heidi, Midlife Crisis Trauma Center & Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone will be presented in a new configuration designed by Paul McCarthy in Jeffrey Deitch’s 76 Grand Street gallery building, around the corner. People also extends the discourse of the Like Life exhibition of figurative sculpture currently on view at the Met Breuer.
Artists included in People are:
Peter Fischli / David Weiss
Koffi Koffi Kouakou / Coulibaly Siaka Paul /
Emile Guebehi / Nicolas Damas
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
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10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
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