John Byam | Patricia Fernández | Joanne Greenbaum | Julia Haft-Candell | David Ireland | Kelly Kleinschrodt | David McDonald | Jessica Rath | Steve Roden | April Street | Bill Walton | Philadelphia Wireman | Bari Ziperstein

Carter & Citizen is proud to present “heroes”, an exhibition co- organized with David McDonald including works by John Byam, Patricia Fernández, Joanne Greenbaum, Julia Haft-Candell, David Ireland, Kelly Kleinschrodt, David McDonald, Jessica Rath, Steve Roden, April Street, Bill Walton, Philadelphia Wireman, and Bari Ziperstein. The exhibition opens October 19th and closes November 23rd, 2013. The gallery will host a reception for the artists on Saturday, October 19th, from 6 to 9pm.

In Lawrence Weschlerʼs book chronicling artist Robert Irwinʼs life, “Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees”, Irwin recounts a time when he saw a huge James Brooks painting “blown off the wall” by a small Phillip Guston. He goes on to talk about how he realized that it was scale and the inter-relationships of the parts that conveyed power and not sheer size. Richard Tuttle has spoken about how he came to his small-scale works while working at Betty Parsons Gallery, a gallery famed for showing the large-scale works of the abstract expressionists. Parsons told him that they painted large because they were painting the expanding universe. Tuttle figured that there must be an equal and opposite force and moved off into a career of mostly diminutive and fragile sculpture.

The works in the exhibition “heroes” share an interest in conveying great power and great subtlety with diminutive and scrappy means. Often in sculpture small works are meant as either maquettes or models for larger works or are miniature versions of larger sculptures. None of the work in this show functions in this way; their size is necessary, whether it come from material based, process based, or a conceptually based necessity. They strive for profundity and meaning in a world that places great value on volume and size, yet as Tuttle notes, it is often the small lifeboat that survives while the larger ships sink.

heroes

co-organized with David McDonald
October 19 - November 23, 2013
Opens October 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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David Ireland. Untitled. found metal and cement. 6 x 13.75 x 13.75 inches

David Ireland. Untitled. found metal and cement. 6 x 13.75 x 13.75 inches

John Byam. "Eat Restaurant" 3 x 5.5 x 4 inches

John Byam. "Eat Restaurant" 3 x 5.5 x 4 inches

David McDonald. Heroes #3 2013. concrete, pigment, wire, wood. 7 x 4 x 6 inches

David McDonald. Heroes #3 2013. concrete, pigment, wire, wood. 7 x 4 x 6 inches

Bari Ziperstein. untitled. 2012 ceramic. 5 x 3 x 3 inches

Bari Ziperstein. untitled. 2012 ceramic. 5 x 3 x 3 inches

Bill Walton. Stacked (Iron, Glass, Wood) n.d. iron, glass, wood 3 x 5.25 x 2 inches

Bill Walton. Stacked (Iron, Glass, Wood) n.d. iron, glass, wood 3 x 5.25 x 2 inches

Julia Haft-­‐Candell. Ballena. 2013. porcelain, glaze, epoxy resin, flashe, wood, silk, thread 13.5 x 9 x 15 inches

Julia Haft-­‐Candell. Ballena. 2013. porcelain, glaze, epoxy resin, flashe, wood, silk, thread 13.5 x 9 x 15 inches

Philadelphia Wireman. untitled (wire, black rubber, metal) wire, found objects 11.25 x 3 x 2 inches

Philadelphia Wireman. untitled (wire, black rubber, metal) wire, found objects 11.25 x 3 x 2 inches

April Street. Pipe Pom (the partial story of the Indian Dewey Whited vs. the Smithsonian) 2013 carved soap stone and bronzed pomegranante 3 x 19 x 6 inches

April Street. Pipe Pom (the partial story of the Indian Dewey Whited vs. the Smithsonian) 2013 carved soap stone and bronzed pomegranante 3 x 19 x 6 inches

Kelly Kleinschrodt. breastmilk soap, variation IV (for Eliotte). 2013. glycerine, breastmilk, honey, castor oil, acrylic. 1.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches

Kelly Kleinschrodt. breastmilk soap, variation IV (for Eliotte). 2013. glycerine, breastmilk, honey, castor oil, acrylic. 1.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches

Patricia Fernandez. third arrangement. 2013. carved walnut, paper, clay and watercolor. 10 x 17 x 7 inches

Patricia Fernandez. third arrangement. 2013. carved walnut, paper, clay and watercolor. 10 x 17 x 7 inches

Steve Roden. the half of the other. 2013. plywood, poplar, acrylic, glue, Chinese paper, screws. 5 x 9 x 10 inches

Steve Roden. the half of the other. 2013. plywood, poplar, acrylic, glue, Chinese paper, screws. 5 x 9 x 10 inches

Jessica Rath. PI 588933.12 (unnamed cluster). 2012. high-fire glazed porcelain and bronze. 4 x 4 x 8 inches

Jessica Rath. PI 588933.12 (unnamed cluster). 2012. high-fire glazed porcelain and bronze. 4 x 4 x 8 inches


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