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.