“Collishaw, one of the great British artists, works in
painting, photography, and video that garners attention
through very brutal and vivid images. The goal for him is
the impact of the image which makes you wonder about the
implications and history of the image.” Mat Collishaw, Blue
Flame Lounge, 2013, oil on canvas, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.
“Lambie specializes in colorful sculptural installations made
from everyday modern materials including pop culture objects,
such as posters, album covers, and household accessories. His
pieces seem to vibrate and expand and pulsate and disorient
the guest at the same time. It’s really magnificent.” Jim Lambie,
Metal Box (Tahiti ), 2014, aluminum and polished steel sheets,
household paint, 61 x 61 x 21 in.
Can we first mention that Grabner just curated a portion
of the Whitney Biennial, and among her work as curator? But
along with being an incredible writer, she refers to herself
as being an “artist who has side jobs. Grabner’s piece for
RE:DEFINE is a great work indexing time and creating
something free from associations.” Michelle Grabner,
Untitled, 2014, silverpoint and gesso on panel, 12 x 12 x 1 in.
“Harrington’s hyperreal painting for RE:DEFINE is a
masterful work combining historical references, violence, and
his street art background.” Conor Harrington, The Savages,
2013, copper and wood in steel frame, 98 ½ x 98 ½ in.
“Given the current political climate between the U.S. and
Russia, it’s fitting that Black donated a mosaic-like collage
portrait of Putin made of handmade badges of porn imagery.
And on top of that, it’s titled Pussy Riot. We are looking for ward
to the reactions of this piece by such a talented artist working
with a unique style of portraiture.” Joe Black, Pussy Riot, 2014,
2,500 handmade badges on aluminium, (framed), Edition
1/3, 68 x 54 x 2 in