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Junkies’ Promises

Deborah Kass: <EM>After Louise Bourgeois</EM>, 2010Neon and transformers on powder-coated aluminum panel66 x 68 x 5 inchesEdition of 6
Deborah Kass: After Louise Bourgeois, 2010
Neon and transformers on powder-coated aluminum panel
66 x 68 x 5 inches
Edition of 6
Junkies’ Promises
NEW YORK  •  Paul Kasmin Gallery  •  Ongoing
Junkies’ Promises is a group exhibition curated by gallery artist Iván Navarro. The show is inspired by William S. Burroughs’ 1953 novel, Junky, a semi-autobiographical fiction of a heroin addict and dealer in '50s New York.

“I became fascinated by the way Burroughs fictionalizes survival as a junkie, especially with minimal economic resources and using improvised strategies to reach a goal,” Navarro said. “I realized that, metaphorically, this attitude is exactly the way many artists develop their work, at least the kind of industrious artists I am interested in. They find inventive ways to take possession of common objects and ideas and use them for their own purposes, on their own terms.”

Junkies’ Promises explores works in photography, video and sculpture where light is both a central theme and formal element. The show will feature works by He An, Stephen Dean, Dzine, RM Fischer, Victor Grippo, Nicolas Guagnini, Yuichi Higashionna, Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Kass, Jill Magid, Matthew McCaslin, Josiah McElheny, David Medalla, Arnaldo Morales, Iván Navarro, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Jorge Pardo, Alejandra Prieto, Pipilotti Rist, and Courtney Smith.

Paul Kasmin Gallery Website

Contact: 293 Tenth Avenue &
515 27th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 563 4474

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