Robert Berman Gallery

VERY APPROPRIATE

June 24 – August 26, 2017

Opening Reception - Saturday June 24 from 5-8pm

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present VERY APPROPRIATE, a group exhibition of artists who use Appropriation of established art and imagery as a base for their interpretations and manipulations. This exhibition features the far and wide, repeated, mundane, everyday images from popular culture that are now tightly woven into our Modern Art History.

 

Appropriation in art and art history refers to the practice of artists using pre-existing objects or images in their art with little transformation of the original. The most historic known examples of appropriation vary from Warhol's infamous soup cans to a urinal found object by Marcel Duchamp to the illustrative Standard Stations by Ed Ruscha - all works have been exhibited, filmed, and countlessly written about in the world of art and Appropriation. These historical works are re-visited here, in Very Appropriate, by countless artists from the contemporary realm of Appropriation. The exhibition is boundless in media, featuring works in ceramics, photography, paint and found objects (coat hangers, basketballs, urinals and the like). 

Featuring works by:

Valentin Popov, Mike Bidlo, Vik Muniz, Elaine Sturtevant, Richard Pettibone, Richard Prince, Ronnie Cutrone, Liza Lou, Gregg Gibbs, Hugh Brown, Gary Palmer, Mary Bakal, Cameron Jamie, Keith Haring, Tom Marioni, Stephen Verona, Lutz Bacher, David Jones, John Colao,Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, John Geary, Jorg Dubin, Alexis Smith, John Waters, Nick Agid, Guy Overfelt, Ara Bevacqua, Dennis Mukai, Martabel Wasserman & others.