Curated by Ugo Rondinone himself, continuing S2's tradition of special collaborations with guest curators and artists. In addition to presenting remarkable installations and site-specific projects, Rondinone has been responsible for putting out several unique curatorial works, including a successful group exhibition at the "Palais de Tokyo" in Paris, and a group show at his representing gallery Barbara Gladstone in New York.
In the project room we will be exhibiting three young New-York based artists, handpicked by Rondinone: Wyatt Kahn, Matteo Callegari and Wesley Berg. All three are demonstrating new approaches to raw material and the use of color.
Wyatt Kahn’s works, which have been exhibited in London, New York, Berlin and Los Angeles, consist of forms, gaps and spaces. The forms are built out of stretcher panels and raw canvas. Between each panel is a gap that also acts as a line within the composition.
Matteo Callegari makes series of abstract paintings made using oil and gesso on raw linen. The high contrast of bright colors against white backgrounds and the color of linen, makes his free-form lines leap out from the canvas with clarity, and feel like living organisms. He has previously exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and in Eva Presenhuber's gallery in Zurich.
Wesley Martin Berg's Paintings are the result of working with formal and historical issues from the unique history of painting.
His work is focused on combining figurative imagery with abstract minimalism, both imagery and nothingness. His black monochrome paintings have been an ongoing series from 2006.
He has previously showed in Eva Presenhuber's gallery in Zurich and in at great jones 39 gallery in New York.