Recent Works: Works on Paper
May 19 – June 11
Thursday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
426 West 26 Street, Suite 416, NYC
To view works in the exhibition click under “Artworks” on the left menu, and click thumbnails to enlarge.
Brian Dettmer sifts through stacks of old books, boxes of dusty cassette tapes, and piles of obsolete maps to uncover the perfect source and subject for his conceptual explorations and sculptural dissections. Dettmer alters pre-existing materials by selectively removing and manipulating elements as a way to allow new interpretations and ideas to emerge. With the precision of a surgeon, Dettmer uses clamps, scalpels and tweezers to recontextualize his found objects and reveal hidden meanings.
Brian Dettmer has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe.
Brian Dettmer Interview on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jk9pHPPJbA&translated=1
For Brian Dettmer Talk: http://vimeo.com/6060054
For Time-Lapse Video: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/29457/brian-dettmer