FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richard Deacon: Beyond the Clouds
PAINTING: Tony Berlant, Domenico Bianchi, Per Kirkeby, Jonthan Lasker, Jason Martin and Ed Moses
Through July 3, 2004
L.A. Louver Galley
45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291
Tel: 310-822-4955, Fax: 310-821-7529
Web site, <http://www.lalouver.com>
Gallery hours, Tuesday Saturday, 10am-6pm
(l.) Richard Deacon, Infinity #21, 2004, stainless steel, 88-5/8 x 75-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches.
(r.) Per Kirkeby, Untitled, 2000, oil on canvas, 78-3/4 x 59 inches.
Richard Deacon: Beyond the Clouds -- a solo show of sculpture by the internationally renown British sculptor through July 3, 2004, with a concurrent exhibition of PAINTING, including the work of Tony Berlant, Domenico Bianchi, Jonathan Lasker, Per Kirkeby, Jason Martin and Ed Moses, is at L.A. Louver Gallery.
Richard Deacon explores territories beyond reality, through an investigation of opposing dynamic relationships, such as mass and volume, interior and exterior, surface and edge. This small and tightly focused exhibition, includes work that reflects the dialogue the artist has created with a range of material, including stainless steel in Infinity #21, 2004 and Infinity #22, 2004; wood in Jacob, 2004, and ceramic in the exhibition title piece Beyond the Clouds, 2002.
Richard Deacon first received international attention in the early 1980s with his inclusion in important group exhibitions at the Tate, ICA, Hayward and Serpentine Galleries in London; the Central and South American tour of "Transformations: New British Sculpture," in 1983; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984. Solo shows include the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1988; and the Tate Gallery, Liverpool in 1999. Deacon was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987 and in 1999 received a CBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.