FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KENNY SCHACHTER / ROVE
DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
February 13 – March 13, 2010
Kenny Schachter / ROVE is pleased to present a new exhibition, Don’t Look Back in Anger, curated by Ann-Michael Waldvogel, featuring Simon English, Ricci Albenda, Rachel Harrison, Ryan McGinley, Joe Bradley, Roger Hilton, Chantal Joffe, and Karen Kilimnik. Bringing together a diverse group of artists working in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing and photography, this exhibition touches on the deeply personal sentiments of love, desire, and understanding.
Simon English’s large-scale drawings present a scene of pictorial chaos. In Love and Love Comes to an End we see a mixture of painting, drawing, and text on paper that can be considered to be an imprint of the artist’s subconscious. These two pieces, a love story told through the progression of images, are deeply emotive, personal, and honest.
Rachel Harrison’s work explores the act of looking and of understanding one’s surroundings. The photographs seen here represent the purest forms of desire. In the Perth Amboy series, Harrison documents traces of pilgrims’ hands pressed against a window where an apparition of the Virgin Mary is thought to have appeared.
Photographer Ryan McGinley creates poignant colour photographs that present the best of youth. His pictures of young nude men and women in intimate and playful situations are innocent, erotic, casual and calculated - full of unassuming contradictions.
Ricci Albenda’s paintings are simple, linguistic and playful. The essence of these pieces, Oasis, Upstart!, and Honest, is limited to painted words on canvas and paper but they also represent a new kind of conceptualism that is rooted in the idea while also presenting itself as humorous, personal and visually arresting.
New York based artist Joe Bradley paints abstract, often monochromatic canvases that, upon closer inspection reveal levels of figuration and assert their own object-hood. Unlike Simon English, Bradley’s paintings forgo narrative attempts for an ad hoc, anti-aesthetic, confrontation.
Roger Hilton’s drawings in charcoal on paper from the early 1970’s, just a few years before his death, show a childlike freshness of vision. Noted among the masters of the St. Ives group in post-war Britian, Hilton’s work often fluctuated between abstraction and figuration but with a consistent eye on the visual world.
Karen Kilimnik’s drawings are sharp and witty. Beautiful and deeply personal these drawings read like a diary entry struggling for self-awareness and understanding yet remaining restrained.
Chantal Joffe paints people, imbuing her subjects with hard, unforgiving brush strokes and creating pieces that are thought provoking and magnetic. Joffe’s paintings, mainly depicting women and children, convey an emotional and psychological intensity that is often jarring and always truthful.
On the ground floor a new and rotating exhibition from the inventory of ROVE Cars is presented with highlights including a 1989 Mini ERA and a 1981 Porsche Turbo 924. For more information please see www.rovecars.com
For press enquiries or further information please contact Ann-Michael Waldvogel
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KENNY SCHACHTER / ROVE
Lincoln House 33-34 Hoxton Square London N1 6NN
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