In Space, is a solo exhibition of new site-specific works by British artist David Tremlett. Working in pastel, Tremlett has created large-scale wall drawingsspecifically for the Gering & LoPEZ gallery space.
“Tremlett began making wall drawings in 1969, rising to prominence in the 1970s with other conceptual British artists such as Richard Long and Gilbert & George, as well as their American counterparts Sol LeWitt and Joseph Kosuth. Tremlett’s works are born from a generation fascinated with travel and adventure. Tremlett has journeyed around the world, through Asia, Africa, Central America, North America, and Europe, encountering the diverse people and creations of international cultures. The site-specific works currently on display in New York capture this sense of travel, as viewers physically engage with the drawings only briefly before continuing along their own paths. Tremlett brings his audience closer to authentic human experience through the impermanence of the wall drawings as viewers encounter works indigenous to a specific space. The singular rarity of this viewing can never be remade in quite the same way, leaving visitors with the persistent memory of a momentary artistic encounter.”
The exhibition runs from September 11 to October 25, 2008 at Gering & Lopez Gallery. Located at 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday.