Dan Graham: Sculptures/Pavilions
London, 12 July – 14 September 2001
Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce the sixth solo exhibition of Dan Graham in London since his first show in 1972. Dan Graham is one of the heroic artists from the late 1960s who first began to investigate the relationship between architectural environments and those who inhabit them. His very personal and intuitive exploration of architectural space and perception is defined by his glass structures or pavilions, models, photographs and video works.
Graham's work has always involved the voyeuristic act of seeing oneself reflected at the same time as watching others, and an awareness of this dual perception amidst a constantly changing natural landscape. Dan Graham has described the broad practice of his work as "geometric forms inhabited and activated by the presence of the viewer, [producing] a sense of uneasiness and psychological alienation through a constant play between feelings of inclusion and exclusion."
In his own words, Dan Graham has described his "proposed pavilions in two way mirror glass and conventional transparent glass as mimicking the condition of architecture in the city from which suburban arcadia sees itself in a dialectical and utopian retreat. They simultaneously evoke the historical precedent of garden pavilion forms from the Renaissance and Rococo fabriqués in Western garden art to the Chinese garden pavilions, which used circular open portals and windows."Read more
Works on view
52 Bell Street
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm