Arthur Ou “A Day of Times”

Brennan & Griffin

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When we think about the future of the world, we always have in mind its being at the place where it would be if it continued to move as we see it moving now. We do not realize that it moves not in a straight line, but in a curve, and that its direction constantly changes.

- Ludwig Wittgenstein, from “Culture and Value,” 1929

Brennan & Griffin presents A Day of Times, a solo exhibition of a new series by Arthur Ou. This is the artist’s third exhibition at the gallery.

Over the course of a day, from dawn until dusk, on October 21st, 2016, Ou made a sequence of exposures from a particular vantage point overlooking the Point Reyes coast in California. These 8x10 inch negatives were then used to produce a series of large scale analog prints that Ou hand tints with waxed pigment. The gradiated palette sits upon the surface like a thin veil, generating a play between color and surface, texture and light, depth and flatness. Each print is a unique work, extending the relationship between photography to the process of painting and drawing.

Arthur Ou (born 1974, Taipei, Taiwan) lives and works in Queens, New York. Ou’s work has been considered in the New York Times, Artforum, The New Yorker, Art in America, Aperture and Blindspot. He is featured in Charlotte Cotton’s seminal book about Contemporary Photography, Photography is Magic, and Walter Benn Michael’s recently published The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy. Recent exhibitions include, The Queens International at the Queens Museum, 99¢ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, curated by Jens Hoffmann, and Astoria, at the Grazer Kunstverein, organized by Trisha Donnelly.



from October 27, 2017 to December 10, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-10-27 from 18:00 to 20:00


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