Michael Werner Gallery, New York is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculptures and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry (b. 1972 in San Antonio, Texas).
In his new work, Curry expands and hones his unique visual language. Known to draw inspiration from classical sculpture, 20th century modernism, comic book illustration, science fiction, as well as skateboard and BMX culture, the artist uses these diverse influences to develop what he calls a “visual toolbox.” Curry elaborates, “Instead of thinking of art through an avant-garde lens, where ideas are a reaction to what came before, it’s more about building on top of those ideas and discoveries.” For this exhibition, Curry is looking at a vast array of masters of modern art, including Kurt Schwitters, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Alexander Calder, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and Francis Picabia. With all these artists in mind, Curry creates a new, distinctive body of work that furthers his reputation as one of the most singular and notable artists of his generation.
Aaron Curry has exhibited his works throughout the world, including solo exhibitions at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; The Bass Museum, Miami; STPI Gallery, Singapore; deCordova Sculpture Park, Lincoln; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah; CAPC Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux; Lincoln Center, New York; High Museum, Atlanta; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa; The Ranch, Montauk; and Gamma Galeria, Guadalajara.
The exhibition opens to the public on 14 September with an opening reception on 13 September from 6 to 8pm and will remain on view through 11 November. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM.