Thisisnotashop at ART 08

presents Chequerboard and Gordon Matta-Clark

Main Hall Complex
Stall S9

Thu May 15, 6 – 9pm

Fri 16, 11am – 9pm
Sat 17, 11am – 7pm
Sun 18, 11am – 6pm

Thisisnotashop Gallery is proud to participate is the Art ’08 at the RDS May 15th-18th. We will present new work by Irish artist and musician Chequerboard consisting of a series of textured and intricate montages themed on the sound of his recently released and critically acclaimed Penny Black album. Also on show will be a selection of original photographs by internationally renowned 1970’s New York conceptual artist Gordon Matta-Clark from his “cutting” projects and graffiti work. Work by both artists will be available for sale.

Chequerboard (aka John Lambert): Corresponding to the rich musical world created for his Penny Black album, the pieces are assembled on top of old vinyl record jackets which convert into wall hangings and feature antique collectibles, military curios, old postcard details and other various quotidian debris singled out for its unique qualities. In 2007, John received a music fellowship from the Model Arts & Niland Gallery in Sligo where he spent a year writing and producing Penny Black and creating the related artworks. Both album and artwork will be available for sale.

Gordon Matta-Clark: On show will be a series of original photographs from Matta-Clark’s Splitting, Office Baroque, Circus, and Graffiti projects. Now internationally recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 1970’s, Gordon Matta-Clark was a central figure in the birth of the artistic community in Soho, NYC, which included such luminaries as Robert Smithson, Dennis Oppenheim, Mary Heilmann, and Robert Rauschenberg. Major recent exhibitions of Matta-Clark’s work include a retrospective that toured from the Whitney Museum, NYC, to LA MOCA in 2007 and is now currently running at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His first Irish exhibition, entitled Food, was held at Thisisnotashop Gallery in December, 2007.


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