“DJED” by Matthew Barney at Gladstone Gallery

Posted by The G on September 18, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Matthew Barney.

"DJED" by Matthew Barney. Now showing at Gladstone Gallery in NYC through October 22, 2011

The hottest place to be in New York City on September 17, 2011 was the opening for Matthew Barney’s latest exhibit “DJED” at Gladstone Gallery in New York.  Featuring 3 large scale sculptures, “DJED” is Matthew Barney’s first major works produced from industrial metals such as iron, bronze, copper and lead.  “DJED” is the first New York exhibition of his “Ancient Evenings” project which has been in progress since 2007.  It is inspired by Norman Mailer’s 1993 novel “Ancient Evenings,” and also titled as such.   It’s a multi-part project structured as a site specific opera in collaboration with Jonathan Bepler and deals with the soul’s progression through death and rebirth using an automobile as an allegory of the rise and fall of the American landscape.

“DJED” by Matthew Barney is showing at Gladstone Gallery (located at 530 West 21st Street) in New York through October 22, 2011. Hat tip to the Happy Famous Artists for the info.

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