Miguel Abreu Gallery(88 Eldridge Street)
(88 Eldridge Street, New York City, NY)
|Artist||Atelier E.B, Jazz Leeb, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan, Wols|
Miguel Abreu Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on Wednesday, October 30th, of Encore, a group exhibition featuring work by Wols, Eileen Quinlan, Josephine Pryde, Atelier E.B, and Jazz Leeb. The exhibition will be on view at our 36 Orchard Street location.
Encore is conceived as a set and a stage for the release of Always Starts with an Encounter: Wols—Eileen Quinlan (Radio Athènes and Sequence Press, 2019). The book—a companion to the eponymous exhibition, curated by Helena Papadopoulos and organized by Radio Athènes at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens in 2016—further explores the relationship between the work of two artists: Wols (1913–1951), whose opaque experience of the world translated in photographs, paintings, watercolors, poems and aphorisms, and Eileen Quinlan, who explores the material boundaries of the photographic. Spectral and suggestive, but also precise and factual the book owes its immersive design to David Reinfurt (Dexter Sinister). With contributions by Quinn Latimer, Laura Preston, Olivier Berggruen, Papadopoulos, and two conversations with Quinlan, it reflects on a circular idea of time as it wanders in the abstruse physicality of photography as a process.
Encore takes the idea of circular time and common crossings as its object and material and includes works by Josephine Pryde from her “Liver” series (2006), also reproduced in the book; new silver gelatin prints by Quinlan from her “An Image (Haunted by Wols)” series; newly published posters of the latest Atelier E.B (Beca Lipscombe and Lucy McKenzie) designs and details; photographs by Wols from a series commissioned for the Pavillion de l’Élégance at the World Fair in Paris (1937); and wax sculptures by Jazz Leeb, inspired by his trip to Paris with Quinlan, who was commissioned by Atelier E.B to photograph the backstage of their exhibition Passer-by at Lafayette Anticipations (2019), in the spirit of Wols.
This latest reprise opens with a special appearance by artist, musician and writer Alex Waterman who will perform Anna Magdalena’s copy of J.S. Bach’s Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 2 in D minor from Six Suites a Violoncello Solo senza Basso composeés par Sr. J.S. Bach Maitre de Chapelle, a salute to Quinlan and Wols, an accomplished violinist himself who was said to be often playing Bach on his banjo. Writer, Domenick Ammirati will read a text written especially for the evening, and select pieces from Atelier E.B’s Jasperwear collection will be circulating in the gallery.