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Folkert de Jong at James Cohan Gallery, New York

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Historia & Memoria, Sculpture by Suzanne on March 30th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia


Halleluja by Folkert de Jong, styrofoam, adhesive, 2007 - click to enlarge

Dutch sculptor Folkert de Jong (previously featured here and here) is definitely keeping busy with solo shows of his foamy oeuvre and he has a new exhibition, Operation Harmony, opening on Friday at James Cohan's New York gallery.

From the press release:

"The artist has an unsettling ability to combine such period perfect details as lace neck ruffs from Vermeer’s Golden Age paintings, together with the dense blackness of the oozing “blood” and “charred” bodies that are spliced onto the sickly pink foam scaffold and the delicacy of the hand-carved teeth and eyes of the decapitated heads."

Nice.

On show: Apr 1 - May 7, 2011

Address: James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York NY 10001, USA, tel: 212.714.9500, email: info@jamescohan.com

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

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Artist's website

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2 comments to " Folkert de Jong at James Cohan Gallery, New York "

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    AkaTako says:

    Looks disturbingly wonderful!

    March 31st, 2011 at 12:14 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Yes, his stuff is incredible. He sadly never seems to be showing near me, but maybe one day.

    March 31st, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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