Paul Kos, West of the Great Divide: 1968-2007

Paul Kos, West of the Great Divide: 1968-2007

Thursday, January 3, 2008Saturday, February 2, 2008


San Francisco, CA USA

Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present, West of the Great Divide, an exhibition of new work by Paul Kos.

Kos’ first exhibition at Gallery Paule Anglim since the national tour of his retrospective, Everything Matters, will offer the entire gallery space to a range of artworks from a painting with superimposed video projection to Title, a sculptural installation featuring an antique 2-man saw.

Since the early 1970’s Paul Kos’s work has challenged conventions of art media and subject matter. For a global audience he staged new possibilities for artistic treatments of time, space and cultural systems.

By means of a wall of video monitors, his 1987 Chartres Bleu radiates the changes in daylight as experienced through a stained glass window. This seminal Kos work will be reprised in the Getty Museum exhibition, California Video opening February 2008.

Kos, one of the founders of the Bay Area conceptual movement, has exhibited internationally and has work represented in major museum collections including New York’s MoMA, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.