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Walead Beshty @ Petzel


© Walead Beshty

Courtesy of
The Artist
Petzel Gallery

Walead in
conversation with
Noam M. Elcott
Bernhard Siegert
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May 10, 2017 

2-TIMES · Art
Walead Beshty,
Open Source
@ Petzel

Seeing the
normally unseen...

The exhibition:
Is Beshty's 2nd
solo with Petzel in
New York, featuring 
several distinct bodies
of new work by the 
Los Angeles-based artist,
including photograms
created in the darkroom
without cameras, 
deconstructed office
machines & televisions,
and a series of polished
copper works / sculptures
intended to be treated
without gloves when
installed or de-installed
such that with each
handling, the works
accrue marks from
contact with the art
handler’s body. 

Beshty's key interest: 
‘Rendering transparent
how an artwork is
(My) work fits into
these standardized
forms, it is a negotiation
with these standardizations.
In general, I think life is
a negotiation with such
limits. Improvisation
within restriction.

illustrated catalogue:

Petzel 2014–2017’. 

2-TIMES' highlights: 
· Copper Surrogate, 2017
· Cross-Contaminated
Inverted RA4 Contact
Print, 2017

On view at: 
Petzel Gallery
456 West 18th Street,
New York, NY 10011,
United States. 

June 17, 2017.