September 10 – 14, 2014
Michael Staniak & Rafaël Rozendaal
Booth V17, Pavilion 2
11 – 5 *by invitation only
5 – 10 opening reception
Thursday & Friday
1 – 9
11 – 1 *by invitation only
1 – 9
1 – 8
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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to announce its participation at ArtRio where we will present a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Rafaël Rozendaal and Michael Staniak. Having practices rooted conceptually in the internet and technology, both artists will present paintings that expand the conventional boundaries of the medium. Rozendaal first rose to prominence when he created websites that functioned solely as works of art. They reside somewhere between painting and animation and collectors could buy them so long as they agreed to host them. For ArtRio, he will present a selection of lenticular paintings which extend the imagery of his websites. These abstract works are static when viewed from a fixed point yet become animated, revealing new colors and dimensions, as the viewer alters his or her perspective. Staniak will unveil Data, his newest series at ArtRio, one that uses the material of data itself (pulverized CDs or DVDs) to create green and purple paintings that glisten and reflect light. Like Rozendaal’s lenticulars, these works change in appearance depending upon the viewers perspective. They similarly unite painting with technology to great effect.
Rafaël Rozendaal (born in Amsterdam in 1980) has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2012); Spencer Brownstone, New York (2010), TSCA Gallery, Tokyo (2010), Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2010) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006). His works were presented on the world’s largest LED screen in Seoul Square (2012, curated by Lauren Cornell) and has been included in the Internet Pavillion at the Venice Biennial (2009) and the Valencia Biennial (2005). He also participated in Maps for the 21st Century at the DLD Conference in Munich (2012, curated by Johannes Fricke & Hans Ulrich Obrist). He will have his second solo exhibition at Steve Turner in November. He lives and works everywhere.
Michael Staniak (born 1982, Melbourne) earned a BFA and an MFA from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne as well as a BA from Middle Tennessee State University. He has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles; Blockprojects, Melbourne and Artereal Gallery, Sydney. His work has been included in group shows at Horton Gallery and Charles Bank, New York and will be featured in the Moving Museum’s Istanbul project in the coming year.