Where The Hell Is Babylon

Zach Reini

November 13 — December 26, 2015

Opening Reception
Friday, November 13, 2015 | 6-9PM

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<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled (Discordance Axis)</em><span class='media'>Television, styrofoam, packing tape, looping video</span>37 x 27 x 6 in  (94 x 68.6 x 15.2 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0011&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Discordance Axis) by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled (After Beirstadt)</em><span class='media'>Sharpie on Fuzzy Poster mounted on panel</span>20 x 16 in  (50.8 x 40.6 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0012&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (After Beirstadt) by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>...The Less You Get</em><span class='media'>Latex on canvas, cut</span>18 x 18 in  (45.7 x 45.7 cm)<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Pay No More</em><span class='media'>Latex on canvas</span>48 x 36 in  (121.9 x 91.4 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0016&body=I am interested in finding out more about Pay No More by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled (After Macbeth)</em><span class='media'>Resin, steel, concrete, looping video</span>Dimensions variable<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0017&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (After Macbeth) by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled Black/Silver (S-Thing)</em><span class='media'>Latex and spray enamel on canvas on panel</span>33 x 12 in  (83.8 x 30.5 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0025&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled Black/Silver (S-Thing) by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Same As It Ever Was</em><span class='media'>Amplifier, pallette, looping cassette</span>Dimensions variable<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0018&body=I am interested in finding out more about Same As It Ever Was by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>D.F.T.S. (Tangled Up)</em><span class='media'>Latex on canvas, cut, grommets, carabiner, cap gun key chains</span>53.3 x 35.6cm | 21 x 14in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0019&body=I am interested in finding out more about D.F.T.S. (Tangled Up) by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Nothing To Fear</em><span class='media'>Bleach, dental floss, spray paint, pins, safety pins, canvas patch on denim</span>162 x 122cm | 64 x 48in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0020&body=I am interested in finding out more about Nothing To Fear by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled Crucifix (Power Is Power)</em><span class='media'>Bleach, dental floss, safety pins, canvas patches on denim</span>76 x 54 in  (193 x 137.2 cm)<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Ratbones</em><span class='media'>Latex, spray enamel, skateboard grip tape on panel</span>48 x 36 in  (121.9 x 91.4 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0022&body=I am interested in finding out more about Ratbones by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>T.A.Z.</em><span class='media'>Latex, ink transfer, matte medium, vinyl sticker, graphite on canvas</span>28 x 20.3cm | 11 x 8in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0023&body=I am interested in finding out more about T.A.Z. by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Playboy</em><span class='media'>Latex, ink transfer, matte medium, graphite on canvas</span>28 x 20.3cm | 11 x 8in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0024&body=I am interested in finding out more about Playboy by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Don't Tread</em><span class='media'>Custom coir welcome mat</span>36 x 22 x 2 in  (91.4 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of 3<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0008&body=I am interested in finding out more about Don't Tread by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Where The Hell Is Babylon</em><span class='media'>Mixed Media</span>Size Variable<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0026&body=I am interested in finding out more about Where The Hell Is Babylon by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Slayer</em><span class='media'>Sharpie, graphite, latex on canvas</span>12 x 9 in  (30.5 x 22.9 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0028&body=I am interested in finding out more about Slayer by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled Empty Dyptich</em><span class='media'>Latex, silkscreen ink, graphite on canvas</span>24 x 32 in  (61 x 81.3 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0027&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled Empty Dyptich by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>I'm Only Happy When It Rains</em><span class='media'>Latex on canvas, cut</span>48 x 36 in  (121.9 x 91.4 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0029&body=I am interested in finding out more about I'm Only Happy When It Rains by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Tear Us Apart</em><span class='media'>Latex on canvas, cut</span>18 x 18 in  (45.7 x 45.7 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0032&body=I am interested in finding out more about Tear Us Apart by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
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Zach Reini
Untitled (Discordance Axis)Television, styrofoam, packing tape, looping video37 x 27 x 6 in (94 x 68.6 x 15.2 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
Untitled (After Beirstadt)Sharpie on Fuzzy Poster mounted on panel20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
...The Less You GetLatex on canvas, cut18 x 18 in (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
2015

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Zach Reini
Pay No MoreLatex on canvas48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
Untitled (After Macbeth)Resin, steel, concrete, looping videoDimensions variable
2015
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Zach Reini
Untitled Black/Silver (S-Thing)Latex and spray enamel on canvas on panel33 x 12 in (83.8 x 30.5 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
Same As It Ever WasAmplifier, pallette, looping cassetteDimensions variable
2015
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Zach Reini
D.F.T.S. (Tangled Up)Latex on canvas, cut, grommets, carabiner, cap gun key chains53.3 x 35.6cm | 21 x 14in
2015
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Zach Reini
Nothing To FearBleach, dental floss, spray paint, pins, safety pins, canvas patch on denim162 x 122cm | 64 x 48in
2015
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Zach Reini
Untitled Crucifix (Power Is Power)Bleach, dental floss, safety pins, canvas patches on denim76 x 54 in (193 x 137.2 cm)
2015

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Zach Reini
RatbonesLatex, spray enamel, skateboard grip tape on panel48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
T.A.Z.Latex, ink transfer, matte medium, vinyl sticker, graphite on canvas28 x 20.3cm | 11 x 8in
2015
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Zach Reini
PlayboyLatex, ink transfer, matte medium, graphite on canvas28 x 20.3cm | 11 x 8in
2015
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Zach Reini
Don't TreadCustom coir welcome mat36 x 22 x 2 in (91.4 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)
Edition of Edition of 3
2012
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Zach Reini
Where The Hell Is BabylonMixed MediaSize Variable
2015
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Zach Reini
SlayerSharpie, graphite, latex on canvas12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
Untitled Empty DyptichLatex, silkscreen ink, graphite on canvas24 x 32 in (61 x 81.3 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
I'm Only Happy When It RainsLatex on canvas, cut48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
2015
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Zach Reini
Tear Us ApartLatex on canvas, cut18 x 18 in (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
2016
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The metropolis is used to conquest. For its people of a hundred overthrown nations, revolution simply marks another shift in fashion . Still, the invaders must dance…



Trashfires burn outside the gates as studded leather and denim clad bodies slam against each other in the night to strange music. Sewn on slogans and icons identify individual tribes gathered to jeer at mom and dad cowering behind the city walls. As day breaks the horde rushes in to kill your idols. Man defeats man. God subjugates god. Symbol overtakes symbol. Calvin is pissing on the temple steps. Mickey and Minnie have left the building.

But what if the city hasn’t fallen? Has never fallen. As the black flag goes up, a heathen notices the door to the master bedroom left open. There is a mirror beside the wardrobe. Tattooed fingers caress a silk tie as a dog collar falls carelessly to the floor. The takeover has begun. Things progressively become more important: the house, the car, the kids. Trim the lawn, buy a home entertainment center, pay into a 401k, build walls to protect it all. One evening one of the old patrician couples stops by for a cocktail in pre-ripped jeans and new matching leather belts gleaming with metal studs. It turns out it was just a minor threat after all. Welcome to Babylon.



Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Where the Hell is Babylon a new solo exhibition by the artist Zach Reini running from November 13 - December 26, 2015. Reini’s artwork has gained notoriety for engaging with a visual archive comprised of recycled cultural and commercial symbols that have broken from their historical origins. These floating signifiers find themselves in a constant cycle of appropriation and re-appropriation, resurfacing across time and geography often with completely transformed meanings in each context. Reini exploits this open field with a wry sense of humor to create objects at once familiar to many contexts, yet particular to none. Reini's artwork has been exhibited at NADA in New York and Miami and was identified by Artsy as one of 11 works to see in 2014. He recently exhibited his works at Stems gallery Brussels and Castor Gallery in New York. He has previously exhibited works at LVL3 in Chicago, as well as NAM Projects in Milan. Reini was most recently featured in the exhibition Thief Among Thieves at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.















 

Selected Works

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled (Discordance Axis)Television, styrofoam, packing tape, looping video37 x 27 x 6 in (94 x 68.6 x 15.2 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled (After Beirstadt)Sharpie on Fuzzy Poster mounted on panel20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    ...The Less You GetLatex on canvas, cut18 x 18 in (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
    2015

  • Zach Reini
    Pay No MoreLatex on canvas48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled (After Macbeth)Resin, steel, concrete, looping videoDimensions variable
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled Black/Silver (S-Thing)Latex and spray enamel on canvas on panel33 x 12 in (83.8 x 30.5 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Same As It Ever WasAmplifier, pallette, looping cassetteDimensions variable
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    D.F.T.S. (Tangled Up)Latex on canvas, cut, grommets, carabiner, cap gun key chains53.3 x 35.6cm | 21 x 14in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Nothing To FearBleach, dental floss, spray paint, pins, safety pins, canvas patch on denim162 x 122cm | 64 x 48in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled Crucifix (Power Is Power)Bleach, dental floss, safety pins, canvas patches on denim76 x 54 in (193 x 137.2 cm)
    2015

  • Zach Reini
    RatbonesLatex, spray enamel, skateboard grip tape on panel48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    T.A.Z.Latex, ink transfer, matte medium, vinyl sticker, graphite on canvas28 x 20.3cm | 11 x 8in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    PlayboyLatex, ink transfer, matte medium, graphite on canvas28 x 20.3cm | 11 x 8in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Don't TreadCustom coir welcome mat36 x 22 x 2 in (91.4 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)
    Edition of Edition of 3
    2012
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Where The Hell Is BabylonMixed MediaSize Variable
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    SlayerSharpie, graphite, latex on canvas12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled Empty DyptichLatex, silkscreen ink, graphite on canvas24 x 32 in (61 x 81.3 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    I'm Only Happy When It RainsLatex on canvas, cut48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Tear Us ApartLatex on canvas, cut18 x 18 in (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
    2016
    Inquire