MICHAEL JOAQUIN GREY
from primordial to precocial
EXHIBITION DATES: March 10 – April 15, 2006 (extended one week)
bitforms gallery is pleased to announce a New York solo exhibition with Michael Joaquin Grey. REENTRY opens Friday, March 10, 2006 at 6 pm with a reception for the artist, and has been extended to run through April 15. Gallery hours are 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
In this exhibition Michael Joaquin Grey plays with a unifying metaphysics of the micro, macro and media worlds. In his new computational cinema and film objects, Grey re-envisions critical moments in culture and phenomena. On view are three synaesthetic works, “Perpetual ZOOZ”, “The So What Moon Calendar” and “Reentry”, each creating simultaneous relationships in sound, space, and media. “Rereentry” is a silent cellular film that collectively visualizes past, present and future within a matrix of cells forming the larger body of another film. Grey’s recent drawings on paper are also part of the exhibition.
For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of both art, science and media. His investigation centers around the origins of life, language and form – as related to natural and complex systems. Critical moments in natural phenomenon and culture are objects in his work, as are the prepositional states of change between matter, energy, behavior, and meaning. Grey’s creative dialogue engages epistemology, pedagogy and the creative limitations of the tools and processes we use to observe, learn and play with our world.
Grey’s work has been recognized in publications internationally including Artforum, Flash Art, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Leonardo, Artbyte, ID Magazine, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Village Voice, London Telegraph, Wired, Zing Magazine, Art & Auction, and The Wall Street Journal.
Presently Grey’s “Blink” is part of the touring Milwaukee Museum of Art group exhibition CUT/FILM as Found Object in Contemporary Video, now on view at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa.
In the past Grey has exhibited at bitforms gallery, New York and Seoul; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Milwaukee Art Museum; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Nordic Art Center, Helsinki; Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden; Kunsthalle Loppem, Belgium; Kunstverein Hannover; Serpentine Gallery, London; Brooke Alexander Editions, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, and Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles.
“Michael Joaquin Grey explores the mysterious barriers between things-the dividing lines that separate one physical state from another-in sculpture that looks at once mundane and exotic.”