Thomas Eggerer

Gesture and Territory

October 10 - November 9, 2013

Opening reception: Thursday, October 10th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

456 W 18th Street

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Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Thomas Eggerer.

In his fourth solo show at Petzel, the figure has undergone a dramatic shift in scale by moving from a once miniature representation to a life-size one. While drawing has always been a key component in Eggerer's painting, sumptuous color now plays a central role in relation to his drawing: the newly-enlarged figures are now embedded in expansive fields of color that have been poured, brushed, and scrubbed, effectively reversing the artist’s usual hierarchy of figure and ground.

Eggerer's enlarged and flattened-out spaces signal new complexities that arise in his narratives. The figures that populate these works are busy, yet they labor at tasks that remain rather mysterious. They are neither joyous nor tragic in effect, but are absorbed in their actions – as performative agents in landscapes with no clear-cut horizon lines, an ambivalent opacity allows questions to emerge about the indistinct boundary between both labor and leisure, and subject and object.

The exhibit will contain 11 new paintings and a full-color publication with a text by Devin Fore, who is an Associate Professor at Princeton University and a member of the editorial board of OCTOBER magazine.

Petzel Gallery is located at 456 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For press inquiries, please contact Andrew Black at andrew@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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    Giro
    2013
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    82 x 82 inches
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    Waste Management
    2012
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    82 x 82 inches
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    Rodeo
    2012
    Acrylic on canvas
    90 x 79 inches
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    Triple Constellation
    2013
    Acrylic on canvas
    86 x 83 inches
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    Recycler
    2013
    Acrylic and pastel on canvas
    107 x 90 inches
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    Campagna
    2012
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    90 x 79 inches
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    Carousel
    2013
    Acrylic on canvas
    85 x 85 inches
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    The Connoisseur
    2012
    Acrylic on canvas
    86 x 83 inches
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    Grey Harvest
    2013
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    107 x 90 inches
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    The Ruins
    2013
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    73 x 67 inches
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    Floorpiece
    2013
    Acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas
    51 x 46 inches
Related Materials

Thomas Eggerer

'O Pioneers'

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This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition O Pioneers, at Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, January 13- February 14, 2006

The publication contains the essay:
"Experiences Facing Groups - Medial and the Social Constellations in the Work of Thomas Eggerer" by Helmut Draxler

Edited by Daniel Bucholz and Christopher Müller

Published by Galerie Daniel Buchholz

© 2007 Thomas Eggerer, Helmut Draxler and Galerie Daniel Buchholz

Thomas Eggerer

Atrium

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This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Atrium, at Kunstverein Braunschweig, September 14 - November 9, 2003

The publication contains the following essays:
"Crownless Kings and Class Trips" by Diedrich Diederichsen
"Thomas Eggerer's Antigravitational Painting" by David Joselit

Edited by Karola Grässlin

Published by Lukas & Sternberg, New York

© 2003 Thomas Eggerer, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Karola Grasslin, Diedrich Diederichsen, David Joselit

ISBN 0-9726806-9-1

Thomas Eggerer

Gesture and Territory

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This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Gesture and Territory, Petzel Gallery, New York, October 10 – November 9, 2013

Includes the text "Everyone Has a Job" by Devin Fore

Published by Petzel Gallery, New York

© 2013 Petzel Gallery