Monday, March 22, 2010

Self-fulfilling Prophecies

March 4 - April 10, 2010

Leo Koenig Inc. presents "Self-Fulfilling Prophecies", a group show whereby the works in this show reveal a swaggerless, off-handed confidence, and are linked aesthetically by their creators’ overt use of a myriad of contemporary tropes. Minimalism; monochromatic painting; use of language/text; ordinary objects made extraordinary by context; all these make appearances. But appearances can be deceiving, as this generation of artists have dissected and assimilated the methods of their predecessors, and have reinvented the endgame, completely fresh and in their own image. Instead of emulation, these artists have created doppelgangers of a familiar approach. Blurring the lines between irony and sincerity, these artists have obliterated the expectations of either conceit, throwing the viewer momentarily into a bit of a quandary.

Artists include: Adel Abdessemed // Dike Blair // Nathan Coley // Rineke Djkstra // Tracey Emin // Jeppe Hein // Zoe Leonard // Justin Lieberman // Adam McEwen // Jonathan Messe // Jonathan Monk // Dave Muller // Todd Norsten // Anselm Reyle // Tom Sachs // Jessica Stockholder // Banks Violette // James Welling // Johannes Wohnseifer

The show will be on view in both Leo Koenig Inc. and Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte Hours for both galleries will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6 pm.

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