UPDATED: Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces a group
exhibition entitled “ITEM,” on view in the Chelsea gallery
from June 30 to August 13, 2010. The exhibition focuses on
lists, arrangements, collections, and patterns.
ITEM is an object, an instance, a word on a list a thing
depicted, or the artwork itself. ITEM connotes the
mechanical and commercial, but also the particular and
individual. It implies both singularity and aggregation. The
artists in ITEM work in different media, with different
approaches to artmaking, with images, objects, and text.
Taken together, however, the works in the exhibition call to
mind behavioral and decorative patterns, and collections of
words and things: an interest in describing the world in its
itemized peculiarity. In these works, repetition serves not
merely to emphasize, but to describe more fully.
In ITEM there is an atmosphere of sneaky fun, and rigorous
practices are inflected by human idiosyncrasies or allowed
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is located at 534 West 26th Street. Tel: 212 744 7400 web: www.miandn.com
Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 30, 6 – 8 pm
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