19 November 2010-15 January 2011
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.