Peres Projects is pleased to announce our participation at Frieze New York 2017, where we will present new works by Brent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, and Melike Kara.
Frieze has been a prominent art fair since its inception in the early 2000s, and has regularly welcomed Peres Projects as an exhibitor. Frieze art fair is staged by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the publishers of Frieze Magazine.
In the past six years Frieze has expanded from its birthplace in London, where we will present later this year, and has jumped across the pond, to set up shop on Randall Island, New York.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Blair THURMAN’s (b.1961, US) practice connects diverse cultural and symbolic facets of Americana with Pop Art and abstract geometric art of the 50s and 60s. Drawing on influences such as his passionate collecting of model cars and other personal imagery, Thurman’s shaped canvases exist on the periphery of both painting and sculpture simultaneously. Recent solo exhibitions include Peres Projects, Berlin, Gagosian Gallery, New York and Geneva, The Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble as well as the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Brent WADDEN (b.1979, Nova Scotia, CA, lives and works in Berlin and Vancouver), has worked from Berlin since 2005. His paintings and weavings range from colourful displays of symmetry to subtle monochrome motifs of repeating forms. There’s the visual rhythm of a machine, but the disruptive trace of the handmade. Recent shows include Peres Projects, Berlin, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York and PACE London. Wadden is currently exhibited at the Rubell Family Collection and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Donna HUANCA studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt and was the recipient of the DAAD Artist Frankfurt and a Fulbright research grant. For Huanca, the body and skin are an ongoing focus and she employs them as both pure surface and material. The performers’ presence both activates her studio works and relate to dissimulation, fusion, and camouflage, furnishing the beginnings of a poetic narrative on the fragmentation of identity. Recent exhibitions include the Zabludowicz Collection, London, Peres Projects, Berlin. In 2017, Huanca takes part in the group exhibition Jaguars and Electric Eels at the Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin and has had a solo exhibition at Travesia Cuatro, Madrid.
Dean SAMESHIMA’s (b. 1971, Torrance, California, US) subject matter deals in the currency of nostalgia, vindication and accumulation, yet his works speak the language of seriality and the subversion of power structures. Sameshima starts with the object, with the capacity of obsession it embodies and its imperative to be possessed. His works represent an existential reflection on the evolution of gay sexuality in the social sphere. Recent exhibitions include the Tacoma Art Museum, New York; Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York; and Peres Projects, Berlin.
Mark FLOOD has been mining the cult of celebrity since the early 1980s, physically and literally distorting publicity images in every imaginable way through collage, reprinting and over-painting celebrity portraits and advertising. In 2016, Flood had a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Recent museum exhibitions include the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, and a solo exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection.
Melike KARA’s work explores a highly unique and personal approach to figuration that’s informed by diverse interests ranging from 20th century German figurative traditions and a deep interest in social hierarchies, as well as both her familial history of migration and the realities of straddling two cultures. Tapping historically Ottoman mystical traditions and self-indulgent decadence, we often see her characters in dream like trances, unaware of each other, consumed by their own existence, their dreams and hopes. In 2016, Kara had a solo exhibition at Peres Projects, Berlin as well as a solo presentation in the feature sector at Art basel Miami Beach. Recent solo exhibitions include Open Forum, Berlin, and Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt a.M.
How we lay down, 2017 – Detail
Painting – Aquarelle, pastel sticks and oil sticks on canvas
70 x 80 cm (27.56 x 31.5 in)