Bill Viola: Catherine’s Dream, 2004, single channel video on LCD screen mounted on wall, 28 x 18 inches
Francisco José De Goya y Lucientes: The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters (plate 43 of Los Caprichos), ca. 1797, etching and aquatint, 7 1/4 x 5 inches

Between The Lines

Ingrid Calame
, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Yun-Fei Ji, Beatriz Milhazes, Yinka Shonibare, Bill Viola, Wim Wenders, Rachel Whiteread, Manfredi Beninati, Roxy Paine

James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present "Between the Lines", a group exhibition featuring recent work by eight contemporary artists.

Each of the contemporary works is paired with historical points of reference: a Bill Viola video titled "Catherine's Dream" hangs next to Goya's powerful image "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters"; Rachel Whiteread's "Untitled" (Felt floor) is paired with Ralston Crawford's photographic study of the New York City 3rd Avenue elevated train tracks; Wim Wenders large format photograph of the Australian outback is installed near Edward Hopper's haunting graphic image titled "Night Shadows".

As no work of art is made in a vacuum, the opportunity to contemplate it within a broad frame of reference enables the viewer to set into play a series of dynamic questions and correlations. Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer once asked, "Do books on a shelf speak to one another?". The relationship between objects placed together tells as much and sometimes more than the objects themselves.

Exhibition: May 7 - June 12, 2004
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street
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