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100 Tonson Gallery: BARRY X BALL: PORTRAITS AND PHOTOS - 15 Jan 2015 to 19 Mar 2015

Current Exhibition

15 Jan 2015 to 19 Mar 2015
Thursday - Sunday 11 am. - 7pm.
100 Tonson Gallery
100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini
T: (+662) 684 1527
F: (+662) 254 7227

Barry X Ball: Portraits and Photos
15 January – 29 March 2015

Artists in this exhibition: Barry X Ball

Barry X Ball
Portraits and Photos

15 January – 29 March 2015

Preview Day: 15 January 2015 at 11 am - 9.30 pm
Closing Party: 19 March 2015, 7 pm

100 Tonson Gallery presents a solo exhibition, “Barry X Ball: Portraits and Photos”, by the American sculptor, Barry X Ball. This will be the first show of the artist’s work in Southeast Asia. The exhibition features a dual-portrait of the artist and his well-known contemporary, Matthew Barney, realized in translucent, richly-colored Mexican onyx. The concentrated Janusian figure, suffused with delicate relief carving and impaled on a 24K gold-plated stainless steel javelin, is suspended via a delicate cable-funnel network as the central element of a complex room-encompassing installation. Accompanying this work is a comprehensive selection of images from the artist’s two new photo series, the Ca’ Rezzonico (Venice) and Palazzo Mansi (Lucca) suites. These sumptuous images, the artist’s first photo works, are based on installations of his stone sculptures in palatial Italian settings.

100 Tonson Gallery is pleased to invite you to our first exhibition of 2015, “Barry X Ball: Portraits and Photos”, from 15 January to 29 March. On the preview day (15 January) the gallery will welcome visitors with food, drinks, and music until 9:30. The artist, Barry X Ball, will be present at the exclusive closing party on 19 March.

About Artist:

Barry X Ball is an internationally renowned contemporary sculptor. Through the use of unconventional stones and methods, he has reinvigorated the age-old tradition of figurative stone sculpture. Ball employs a complex array of equipment and procedures to realize his works, ranging from the cutting edge to the traditional, from 3-dimensional digital scanning, virtual modeling, and computer-controlled milling to hyper-detailed hand carving and polishing. The sculptures’ complexity is echoed in their clinically poetic titles. With their simultaneous fever-pitch intensity and surreal stillness, Barry X Ball’s bravura works make an expansive case for the reconsideration of contemporary sculptural practice. Although paying reverent homage to their historical antecedents, they are completely new.

Barry X Ball was born in 1955 in Pasadena, California and lives and works in New York. His work is represented in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Norton Museum of Art (Palm Beach), The Maramotti Collection (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, The Berlingieri Collection (Italy), The Olbricht Collection (Berlin), and The Panza Collection (Italy), among many others.

Ball’s work has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs, and festivals around the world. Solo museum exhibitions of his art have been held at Ca’ Rezzonico as part of the Venice Biennale (2011), SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico (2007), MOMA-PS1 in New York (2004), Le Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, France (2004), Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall in Sweden (1993), and Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Brittany, France (1990).

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