We almost forgot: on the 22nd of April, Team opened a show entitled Another Modern Moment Completed by New York artist Gardar Eide Einarsson that we cannot wait to check out. It’s all black and white paintings, which is something we cannot get enough of these days.
Reproduction as theft, and authorship as failed claim are the central conceits in this exhibition by Gardar Eide Einarsson. His concurrent fascinations with criminality and appropriation come together in an installation that appears to mark the jettisoning of his overt approach to political subject matter in favor of a formalist’s engagement with the legacy of modernism. Using the history of abstraction and pop as a ready-made, Einarsson here distills a poetics of disruption, shifting between drippy hard edge abstraction, graphic renderings from mainstream sources, and the occasional deployment of the ben-day dot.
Read more on Team‘s site, where you’ll also find images of works in the show. If you’re in New York, stop by and check them out in person. Photos rarely do artwork justice.
Another Modern Moment Completed
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Team Gallery (New York)