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基思 考文垂

White Black Gold

Golden Arches I, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 72 cm x 63 cm x 5 cm (28-3/8" x 24-13/16" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches I, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 72 cm x 63 cm x 5 cm (28-3/8" x 24-13/16" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches I, detail, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 72 cm x 63 cm x 5 cm (28-3/8" x 24-13/16" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches I, detail, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 72 cm x 63 cm x 5 cm (28-3/8" x 24-13/16" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches V, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 84 cm x 66 cm x 5 cm (33-1/16" x 26" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches V, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 84 cm x 66 cm x 5 cm (33-1/16" x 26" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches V, detail, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 84 cm x 66 cm x 5 cm (33-1/16" x 26" x 1-15/16") framed.

Golden Arches V, detail, 2016. gesso, glass, wood, bronze, and gold, 84 cm x 66 cm x 5 cm (33-1/16" x 26" x 1-15/16") framed.

Pure Junk XI, 2016. carved wood, muslin, beeswax, gesso, glass and wood, 227.3 cm x 184.2 cm x 7 cm (89-1/2" x 72-1/2" x 2-3/4") framed.

Pure Junk XI, 2016. carved wood, muslin, beeswax, gesso, glass and wood, 227.3 cm x 184.2 cm x 7 cm (89-1/2" x 72-1/2" x 2-3/4") framed.

Pure Junk XII, 2016. carved wood, muslin, beeswax, gesso, glass and wood, 227.3 cm x 184.2 cm x 7 cm (89-1/2" x 72-1/2" x 2-3/4") framed.

Pure Junk XII, 2016. carved wood, muslin, beeswax, gesso, glass and wood, 227.3 cm x 184.2 cm x 7 cm (89-1/2" x 72-1/2" x 2-3/4") framed.

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About 基思 考文垂

基思·考文垂在1958年生于英国伯恩利,并在伦敦生活及工作。他于1978至81年在布莱顿理工学院上课,并于1981至82年在切尔西艺术学院上课。英国皇家科学院于1997年举办了开创性的展览,名为「Sensation」并重点展出他的作品。而在2006年,他在格拉斯哥的Tramway Art Centre 有一个职业生涯中期回顾。他也是City Racing的联合创始人和策展人,这是个从1988年1998年在伦敦南部肯宁顿的一个具有影响力且不营利的画廊。 他的作品已在英国及欧洲被广泛展出,也被包括在世界各地的收藏,当中包括英国文化委员会、泰特现代美术馆、英格兰艺术委员会、沃克艺术中心、明尼阿波利斯以及纽约的现代艺术博物馆。在2010年,考文垂获得了约翰摩尔斯绘画奖(John Moores Painting Prize)。
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Press Release

  • Keith Coventry

    White Black Gold

    27 April – 28 May 2016

    6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET

    Private view: 26 April 2016, 6–8 pm

    London—Pace London is pleased to announce White Black Gold, an exhibition of new work by Keith Coventry. The exhibition will be on view at the ground floor galleries of 6 Burlington Gardens from 27 April to 28 May 2016.

    In White Black Gold, Coventry continues his multi-decade exploration of the relationship between Modernism and its manifestations in the contemporary. In the exhibition—comprised of two new bodies of work and a monumental bronze—Coventry disabuses Modernism of its utopian promise, locating its residue in the debris of the social landscape.

    In the new Pure Junk series, Coventry constructs white monochromatic paintings of smoothly sloping forms derived from the contours of McDonald’s golden arches logo. Constructed from wood, muslin, beeswax, gesso, glass and wood, these works assume a low-relief sculptural presence, emphasizing the object quality of painting. Evoking a strand of Modernist and post-war art, Coventry establishes a link between a hygienic aesthetic free of decoration and this larger emergence of junk food, which assumes further complexities in light of the all-natural media of the work.

    A second group of new Junk works employs the geometry of the McDonald’s logo in small bronze and gold sculptures that literalise the golden arches euphemism. The use of bronze transforms the design motif of hamburger wrappers and, in Coventry’s words, “ennobles the ignoble.”

    Destroyed Shop Window (2016), a cast bronze work modelled after a bombed-out storefront, will span the gallery. In much the same way that the Junk works lend a sense of permanence to the discarded, this large sculpture memorializes a transient moment in a building’s history, capturing it in a state of disuse while it awaits demolition or reconstruction. The sculpture highlights the lattice skeleton of the building, and, in Coventry’s conjuring of art history, evokes Modernism’s leitmotif: the grid. In contrast to historical notions of the grid, however, Coventry imposes a narrative on it, forcing the grid to be read in a specific context.

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News

Keith Coventry's work will be included in Double Act: Art and Comedy, an exhibition presented at The MAC Belfast and curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden.

On Tuesday 26 April, Pace London celebrated the opening of Keith Coventry, White Black Gold. The exhibition will remain on view at 6 Burlington Gardens until 28 May.