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Daniel Pitin, Sleeping Ogre, 76x59", 2010

In Standard Time

Ana Cristea Gallery / February 25 - April 3, 2010 / New York, New York


Ana Cristea Gallery is delighted to present IN STANDARD TIME, a group show curated by Marc Straus, founder of HVCCA. The exhibit comprises ten artists in their 20's and 30's from six countries. Opening Reception: Thursday, February 25, 6 - 8 pm at Ana Cristea Gallery, 521 west 26th Street (@ 10th Avenue) New York, 212-904-1100. For all of them the issue of who they are in a time-shifting globalizing society is central to their art. Theirs are works that suggest that the questions of our time remain largely unanswered for the moment, there are no borders art cannot cross. Many of the best of this young generation are making work which addresses their place; the intersection of their past and their present. What are the standards of this time and are they universal? Michael Brown (US) excavates the music his parents grew up with by melting down old vinyl discs into everyday buckets and mops. An American artistic arc no doubt, but the issues of rapid cultural changes are universal. Tim Eitel (Germany), Andrew Sendor (US), Richard Wathen (UK), and Adam Stennett (US) are among the best young painters today who try to explicate issues of figuration given such rich historical antecedents. Zsolt Bodoni (Hungary), Daniel Pitin (Czech Republic) and Roland Horvath (Hungary) provide elegiac looks at the fading of the east as a dominant western sensibility seems inevitable. Joe Diebes (US) is a composer and video artist who references critical developments in music composition against his own unique videos. Marc Bijl (The Netherlands) plays the prankster but the work is dead-serious. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 914-788-0100 info@hvcca.org www.hvcca.org

Ana Cristea Gallery
521 West 26th Street
New York, New York