Exalted Position

Episode 44 : What is art?  What gives an image meaning?  Exalted Position, which will run at the Peter Blum Gallery in Manhattan until August 31, 2016, suggests that an object can rise above its material status into the realm of the spiritual or the symbolic.  The exhibition features new works by artists Graham Durward, Irina Rozovsky, and Roger White.  Through their works these three artists offer entry points into the possibility of gleaning transcendent meaning out of mundane and ordinary moments.

Brooke has a casual, free-form conversation with curator Vlad Smolkin about Exalted Position, his career, and the Peter Blum Gallery.  The interview ends with Brooke describing her current writing project about early 20th century Irish art dealer Hugh Lane.

The Peter Blum Gallery is located at 20 West 57th Street, NYC, and the Exalted Position exhibition will run until the end of August, 2016.

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Graham Durward
The Place, 2016
oil on linen
80 x 42 inches (203.2 x 106.7 cm )

Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2014
Chromogenic color print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper
8 ½ x 13 ⅓ inches (21.6 x 34.3 cm)
Edition 1 0f 3 + 1 AP

Roger White
Silk Flowers (Third Version), 2016
oil on canvas
18 x 24 (45.72 x 60.96)

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Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2014
Chromogenic color print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper
8 ½ x 13 ⅓ inches (21.6 x 34.3 cm)
Edition 1 0f 3 + 1 AP

 

Screenshot 2016-08-16 02.05.01

Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from ‘A Rock that Floats’), 2014
chromogenic color print on Kodak Portra Endura paper
6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (16.5 x 24.8 cm )

Screenshot 2016-08-16 02.04.34

Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2015
chromogenic color print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (29.2 x 24.1 cm)
edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP

Screenshot 2016-08-16 02.06.05

Roger White
Pink Mirror, 2015
oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches (91.44 x 91.44 cm )

Screenshot 2016-08-16 02.03.02

Roger White
Windows, 2015
oil on canvas
66 x 44 inches (167.6 x 111.8 cm )

Screenshot 2016-08-16 02.01.40

Graham Durward
Small Smoke, 2016
oil on linen
48 x 36 inches (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

Screenshot 2016-08-16 02.00.45

Graham Durward
Split Screen Red, 2014
oil on canvas
80 x 24 inches (203.2 x 61 cm)

Featured Images:
Graham Durward
Harlequin DJ, 2016
oil on linen
82 x 58 inches (208.3 x 147.3 cm)

Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2014
chromogenic color print on Kodak Portra Endura paper
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm)
edition 1 of 3 + AP

 

All images used with permission c. Peter Blum Gallery

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