Untitled Miami 2016

Andrew Jensdotter
Dmitri Obergfell

November 26 — December 04, 2016

Opening Reception
VIP: Tue, Nov 29 | 3pm - 8pm | ................................. Public: Wed, Nov 30 | 11am - 7pm ............................

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<p><span class="name">Dmitri Obergfell</span><br><em>Under the Paving Stones, The Beach</em><span class='media'>Plaster, steel</span>72 x 12 x 12in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DOBE0021&body=I am interested in finding out more about Under the Paving Stones, The Beach by Dmitri Obergfell'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Dmitri Obergfell</span><br><em>Statues Also Die (Whit)</em><span class='media'>Plaster, graphite, powder coated steel</span>90 x 65 x 56in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DOBE0020&body=I am interested in finding out more about Statues Also Die (Whit) by Dmitri Obergfell'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Andrew Jensdotter</span><br><em>Lou Reed</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>80.5 x 60.25in<br>2016<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Andrew Jensdotter</span><br><em>John Lennon</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>76.75 x 60.375in<br>2016<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Andrew Jensdotter</span><br><em>RuPaul</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>75.5 x 58.125in<br>2016<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Andrew Jensdotter</span><br><em>Audrey Hepburn</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>75.5 x 58.125in<br>2016<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Andrew Jensdotter</span><br><em>Prince</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>76.75 x 88.75in<br>2016<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Andrew Jensdotter</span><br><em>Frida Kahlo</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>78 x 83in<br>2016<br></p>
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Dmitri Obergfell
Under the Paving Stones, The BeachPlaster, steel72 x 12 x 12in
2015
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Dmitri Obergfell
Statues Also Die (Whit)Plaster, graphite, powder coated steel90 x 65 x 56in
2015
Inquire

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Andrew Jensdotter
Lou ReedAcrylic on canvas80.5 x 60.25in
2016

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Andrew Jensdotter
John LennonAcrylic on canvas76.75 x 60.375in
2016

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Andrew Jensdotter
RuPaulAcrylic on canvas75.5 x 58.125in
2016

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Andrew Jensdotter
Audrey HepburnAcrylic on canvas75.5 x 58.125in
2016

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Andrew Jensdotter
PrinceAcrylic on canvas76.75 x 88.75in
2016

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Andrew Jensdotter
Frida KahloAcrylic on canvas78 x 83in
2016

Gildar Gallery is excited to announce our participation in Untitled, Miami Beach 2016 featuring a juxtaposition of paintings by Andrew Jensdotter and sculptures by Dmitri Obergfell, two artists whose works employ subtractive material processes to reveal hidden meaning.

Andrew Jensdotter makes a visual case in paint for the problematic and evocative process of cultural memory and its inevitable distortions. His visceral abstracted surfaces are formed by compressing a multitude of appropriated imagery derived from mass media representations of celebrities. Stacking layers of rote figurative painting, the artist, selectively slices through the many piled-on depictions unearthing rings of optically blended colors to form an aura-like composition of its subject. These representations of contemporary icons reduced to shrouds of color are all the specificity that remains to grasp onto of mythologized personas.

In his sculptural work, Dmitri Obergfell invokes the cycle of transformation that occurs to symbols as they pass through time and cultural filters. Utilizing destruction as a creative act Obergfell casts classical busts that erode in one material mode as they gain substance in a different visual format. These sculptures that vary in material make-up from plaster to graphite create powerful visual metaphors related to the changing values of society as monuments and icons shift hands across time. 

 

Selected Works

  • Dmitri Obergfell
    Under the Paving Stones, The BeachPlaster, steel72 x 12 x 12in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Dmitri Obergfell
    Statues Also Die (Whit)Plaster, graphite, powder coated steel90 x 65 x 56in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Andrew Jensdotter
    Lou ReedAcrylic on canvas80.5 x 60.25in
    2016

  • Andrew Jensdotter
    John LennonAcrylic on canvas76.75 x 60.375in
    2016

  • Andrew Jensdotter
    RuPaulAcrylic on canvas75.5 x 58.125in
    2016

  • Andrew Jensdotter
    Audrey HepburnAcrylic on canvas75.5 x 58.125in
    2016

  • Andrew Jensdotter
    PrinceAcrylic on canvas76.75 x 88.75in
    2016

  • Andrew Jensdotter
    Frida KahloAcrylic on canvas78 x 83in
    2016