Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm
VCUarts Depot: 814 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA
Uri Aran’s work combines drawing, sculpture, collage, text, printing, performance and video. Within and between these different elements, he constructs a fluid system of motifs and signifiers. Throughout, he examines the intersecting themes of genre, gesture and artifice – both as they occur in art and in everyday reality… In his sculptural works, Aran creates intricate and layered arrangements of symbols, objects and associations – an intricate language or iconography that resists straightforward decipherment.
Uri Aran (b. 1977, Jerusalem) lives and works in New York. He graduated from Columbia University in 2007, and has since exhibited internationally, with major solo presentations including Two Things About Suffering, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2016); Mice, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2016); Puddles, Peep-Hole, Milan (2014); Five Minutes Before, South London Gallery (2013); and here, here and here, Kunsthalle Zürich (2013). He has been included in group exhibitions including Walter Benjamin: Exilic Archive, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2016); do it, various international venues (2013-15); Liverpool Biennial 2014 ; the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013)
-from Sadie Coles HQ