Brian Jun­gen

19 Novem­ber 2010–15 Jan­u­ary 2011

Brian Jungen

Catri­ona Jef­fries is very pleased to announce the forth­com­ing exhi­bi­tion of a major new sculp­tural instal­la­tion by Brian Jun­gen, which will take form over a two month pro­gres­sion of exhi­bi­tion mak­ing. Jungen’s sculp­tural prac­tice which shapeshifts mate­ri­als claimed as both com­mer­cial prod­ucts and nat­ural resources will be enacted within a pro­vi­sional work­shop within the gallery, func­tion­ing as a con­stantly shift­ing site of pro­duc­tion. As a result of this process a num­ber of works will be com­pleted and in turn installed in the gallery; Jun­gen will work towards par­tic­u­lar moments of pro­duc­tion at which time the gallery will be closed for two instal­la­tion peri­ods: Novem­ber 30-December 5 2010 and again from Decem­ber 20-January 3 2011.

Brian Jun­gen (1970) was born in Fort St. John, British Colum­bia and lives and works in Van­cou­ver. Jun­gen recently installed a ret­ro­spec­tive of his work at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the Amer­i­can Indian in Wash­ing­ton DC in Octo­ber of last year and has forth­com­ing solo exhi­bi­tions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Alberta in 2011. Other recent solo exhi­bi­tions include Le Frac des Pays de la Loire, Car­que­fou, France (2009); Casey Kaplan, New York (2008); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2007); Catri­ona Jef­fries, Van­cou­ver (2007); Tate Mod­ern, Lon­don (2006); Van­cou­ver Art Gallery (2006); Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain de Mon­tréal (2006); Witte de With, Rot­ter­dam (2006); New Museum, New York ( 2005). Recent group exhi­bi­tions include Hard Tar­gets, Wexner Cen­ter for the Arts, Colum­bus, Ohio (2009), Moby Dick, CCA Wat­tis Insti­tute for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, San Fran­cisco (2009), Syd­ney Bien­nale (2008), Neo­HooDoo: Art For A For­got­ten Faith, The Menil Col­lec­tion, Houston,Texas; Miami Art Museum; P.S.1 Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter, New York; Los Ange­les County Museum of Art (2008), The Mar­t­ian Museum of Ter­res­trial Art, Bar­bi­can Art Gallery, Lon­don (2008), The His­tory of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, Lyon Bien­nial , Lyon, (2007). A mono­graph on his work was pub­lished in 2005 by the Van­cou­ver Art Gallery.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or press enquires please con­tact Catri­ona Jef­fries or Anne Low at +1 604 736 1554.