Seth Price

February 9 - March 8, 2008

537 W 22nd Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening reception: Saturday, February 9, 6-8 pm

Seth Price presents a new body of work, including flat wall-sculptures in wood, plastic and metal, as well as drawings. A book, to be published by The Leopard Press, will be available at the gallery.

1. A computer search for the most basic terms: 'eating', 'drinking', 'writing', 'touching', 'mother,' etc. The result might be a digital image, a "jpeg", for example. The image depicts human interaction: people kissing, someone being fed, a person laying a hand on another's shoulder. The situation is familiar, but not necessarily clear. At one point this was a photograph, now shrunken, squeezed through the eye of the needle, its information digitally compressed for easy circulation and distribution. It appears as a tiny, lapidary screen image, though we know that if enlarged it will slip away, its edges decaying as the effects of compression become evident.

2. This image is not used, in favor of the area around the image, the negative space, excess, that which lies between the figures.

3. Then, an industrial process: massive enlargement, computer-controlled cutting, woods, plastics, metal. A design process, the fabrication of a "look and feel" that had not previously existed.
Friedrich Petzel Gallery is located at 537 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 9th from 6 - 8 PM, and the exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, March 8th. For further information, please contact the gallery at info@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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    Seth Price
    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
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    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
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    Gold Key (Green 2)
    2008
    Ink on dibond
    67.5 x 67.5 inches
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    Untitled
    2008
    2 elements: enamel on dibond
    68 x 42 inches
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    Untitled
    2008
    7 elements: quartered Honduran Mahogany and composite Sapele
    Pommele word and diamond acrylic plastic
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    Untitled
    2008
    2 elements: composite Walnut burl wood and diamond acrylic plastic
    62 x 74 inches
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    Untitled
    2008
    6 elements: burled European Black Poplar and burled
    Olive Ash wood and diamond acrylic plastic
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    Untitled
    2008
    2 elements: burled Carpathian Elm wood and diamond acrylic plastic
    76 x 59 inches/193 x 149.9 cm
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    Gold Key (Black 5)
    2007
    Ink on dibond
    22.62 x 22.62 inches
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    Untitled
    2008
    4 elements: burled Vavona Redwood and flat-cut African
    Wenge wood and diamond acrylic plastic
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    4 Gold Keys
    2008
    Ink on dibond
    45.25 x 45.25 inches
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    Untitled
    2008
    3 elements: mixed media on paper, flat-cut African Wenge wood and diamond acrylic plastic