CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL FAIR 2012


For the 7th edition of Istanbul Contemporary, C24 Gallery is pleased to be presenting works by gallery artists Skylar Fein, Charles Lutz, İrfan Önürmen, Regina Scully and Grazia Toderi.

Skylar Fein’s works are politically inspired and often incorporate refuse and found materials from his current home, New Orleans. His work incorporates a visual language of appropriated imagery and simple graphics taken from mainstream and sub-cultures in order to spark curiosity in the viewer about his historical and cultural discoveries. Fein has received critical acclaim for his participation in Prospect. 1, the New Orleans Biennial in 2008-09 and for his installation Remember the Upstairs Lounge that was presented in New York in conjunction with No Longer Empty in 2010. His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of American Art, Louisiana State Art Museum and many others.

Charles Lutz is a New York-based artist best known for his paintings and sculptures that deal directly with the contemporary art world, mirroring socioeconomic issues in the greater cultural landscape. Lutz’s work questions the relationship of the American experience and its abstraction of values through the use of well-known images and symbols that reference art history, advertising and technology programs. Lutz has two upcoming museum projects at the Andy Warhol Museum and The Carnegie Museum of Art.

Turkish artist İrfan Önürmen will present new paintings in his signature, cut-fabric collage style. Önürmen’s work unveils the layered relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of the contemporary media. In the Gaze Series, the artist depicts familiar looking figures whose identities are fictional inventions, inspired by characters found on theinternet.

Regina Scully was included in the gallery’s inaugural exhibition Double Crescent curated by Dan Cameron. Her work is highly gestural and densely packed with pictorial incident that can be read as both abstraction and as a form of representation of the Gulf Coast environment in which she lives. Scully’s paintings can be understood as an inevitable consequence of the impact of a catastrophic event like hurricane Katrina, as well as representing the strong symbiosis between land and water and its ongoing dialogue between gestation and decay. Her work has been included in numerous private and public collections including the Microsoft Art Collection and the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation.

Grazia Toderi videos explore cities and places from viewpoints completely different from the norm, envisioning the location as a mirror between the sky and earth. Her recent videos pay homage to the planisphere, an antique terrestrial and celestial mapping chart, and to optical tools that convey images to the human brain, beginning with a series of drawing that map the dynamic possibilities for each principal image. For Contemporary Istanbul C24 Gallery will present a series of prints based on this recent body of video work. Toderi has exhibited her work internationally including solo exhibitions at The Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; Fundacadao de Serralves, Portgual; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, ES and many others.

Contemporary Istanbul
November 22 – 25, 2012
The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center
İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı
Gümüş Cad.No:4 Harbiye 34367 Istanbul

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