Booth LK402 11.07.13 – 11.10.13
New York, October 29, 2013— For the 8th edition of Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery is pleased to be presenting works by gallery artists Mark Dutcher, Katja Loher, Robert Montgomery and İrfan Önürmen.
Mark Dutcher (USA) will present paintings with elements of Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop with the use of a lexicon of words and symbols that explore subjects such as transience, personal or ideological loss, and the commemoration of death. Often incorporating song lyrics or names of former lovers, rendered illegibly, Dutcher does not attempt to hide the blemishes and humble qualities of his paintings’ surfaces in order to emphasize their human touch. His paintings radiate with the vitality of the artists hands.
Katja Loher (Switzerland) will present two video works which hang on the wall, which the artist has called “video paintings” comprising of a video written and choreographed by the artist encased in hand blown glass and a Plexiglas frame, the artist represents the next generation of video art with her fairy tale stories which captivate and delight. Loher’s work takes video out of the conventional context it is associated with, such as the black box or projection screen. The borders of her chimerical world exist within hanging, hand blown glass bubbles, dining room tables and chairs, wine carafes, and wall-mounted structures.
Robert Montgomery (UK) will present his signature light works, which can be hung outside or inside. Montgomery’s work follows a tradition of conceptual text art that includes artists such as Jenny Holzer and Lawrence Weiner. Although linked with his London predecessors of the YBA generation, Montgomery stands out by drawing from examples of public interventionist strategies and brings a poetic voice to the discourse of text art. There will be a conversation with the artist and C24 Gallery Director and curator of his first solo show in New York City, Lisa De Simone, on November 8 at 2pm. One of Montgomery’s iconic Flags will be hung in the main hall of the Istanbul Convention Center.
İrfan Önürmen (Turkey) will present new paintings, and cut tulle in his signature, collage style, and a new series of work incorporating painting and fabric. Önürmen’s work unveils the layered relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of the contemporary media. With a visual language founded in broadcast and other public channels of information, he deconstructs the aesthetics to expose the disparity between reality and representation.
About C24 Gallery
Based in New York and founded in 2011, C24 Gallery focuses on contemporary art. The gallery handles work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, drawing, printmaking, and installations.
For more information about C24 Gallery please visit http://www.c24gallery.com
November 7-10, 2013
The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center
İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı
Gümüş Cad.No:4 Harbiye 34367 Istanbul
For more information about Contemporary Istanbul please visit: http://www.contemporaryistanbul.com/