A Machinery for Living

Organized by Walead Beshty

456 W 18th Street

July 2 – August 8, 2014

A Machinery for Living Organized by Walead Beshty

A Machinery for Living
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A Machinery for Living
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Atelier EB
Look 3
Manet - cream polo shirt buttoned up and tucked in to Shorty - silk shorts worn with a cream pair of plimsoles on feet and Piastre - necklace worn round neck, Cleo - white cap worn on head.

Spring/Summer

Barbara T. Smith
Upon the Completion of a Love Affair With a Machine Drawing
1965-1966
Xerox print
11 x 14 inches, framed

Jay DeFeo
Untitled
c.1953-55
Iron wire, brass wire, silver, clear plastic, brass beads and glass beads
2 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 inches

Morgan Fisher
Drawing for Pendant Pair Paintings (orthographic)
2007
Pencil and acrylic on paper
3 works:
18 x 24 inches each

Morgan Fisher
Drawing for Pendant Pair Paintings (orthographic and oblique)
2007
Pencil and acrylic on paper
3 works:
18 x 24 inches each

Morgan Fisher
Drawing for Pendant Pair Paintings (isometric)(two parts)
2007
Pencil and acrylic on paper
3 works:
18 x 24 inches each

Craig Kauffman
Untitled
1962
Acrylic on paper
11 x 8 3/4 inches

Craig Kauffman
Untitled
1962
Acrylic on paper
11 x 8 3/4 inches

Rachel Harrison
*69
2014
Wood, polystyrene, cement, acrylic, shopping cart, copper telephone hula hoop, beer can, and toy gun
84 x 38 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches

Raymond Pettibon
No Title (My girlfriend's gun)
1985
Pen and ink on paper
11 1/2 x 8 inches

Dr. Dain L. Tasker
An X-Ray of Anthuriums
c.1930
Vintage gelatin silver print
14.75 x 13 inches

Lewis Baltz
NIP #49: North Wall, Steelcase, 1123 Warner Avenue, Tustin
1974
Vintage gelatin silver print
8 x 10 inches

Lewis Baltz
NIP #34: Milliken Road, between Gates and DuBridge Roads, looking East
1974
Vintage gelatin silver print
14 x 17 inch Halbe frame

James Welling
Hands #1
1975
Chromogenic exhibition print
18 1/2 x 16 inches, framed

Jay DeFeo
Untitled
c.1953-55
Galvanized steel wire, blackened steel wire and silver solder
1 3/4 x 5/8 x 5/8 inches

Claire Fontaine
Économie libidinale brickbat
2010
Brick, brick fragments, digital archival print and elastic band
8 3/8 x 5 x 2 1/4 inches

Atelier EB
Look 1
Bonnie - Spanish Hat worn on top of Maggie - Grey funnel neck jumper (pulled over head like snood) with Checkers - silver necklace round neck and Grainne - Wool skirt (funnel neck tucked in to skirt) - please look at look book for image if you require to see the above. Addition Summer School in Ardenne - shawl draped over one shoulder.

Fall/Winter 2011

Joaquim Tenreiro
Coffee Table
1947
Caviona wood and glass

Francis Picabia
291 Magazine (no.5/6)
July/August 1915
17 5/16 x 11 1/4 inches each

Francis Picabia
291 Magazine (no.5/6)
July/August 1915
17 5/16 x 11 1/4 inches each

Barbara T. Smith
Pink
1965-1966
Xerox print
41 x 60 inches, framed

Jay DeFeo
Untitled
c.1953-55
Silver, silver wire and brass beads
7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 inches

Lee Lozano
No title
No date
Graphite on paper
8 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches

Barbara T. Smith
Clocks
1965-1966
Xerox print
14 x 17 inches, framed

Barbara T. Smith
Time Warp
1965-1966
Xerox print
14 x 17 inches, framed

Josiah Mcelheny
Models for an abstract body (after Delaunay and Malevich)
2012
Patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - S. Sunbeam, Albuquerque, NM
1977
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - Dan Andrews
1977
Gelatin Silver Print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - Gun Club Road - So.Wall
1978
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - L. Baltz, Sausalito
1977
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - Dan Andrews
1977
Gelatin Silver Print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - B. Hahn
1977
Gelatin Silver Print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - Gun Club Road - So.Wall
1978
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - (TFB) Homage to Rietvold
1977
Gelatin Silver Print
11 x 14 inches

Thomas Barrow
F/T/S Libraries - DD (Toronto)
n. 1976, p.1977
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 inches

Jay DeFeo
Untitled
1979
Color photocopy
14 x 8 1/2 inches

Jay DeFeo
Untitled (Jewelry series)
1978
Graphite, charcoal and acrylic on paper
14 x 11 inches

Jay DeFeo
Untitled (Jewelry series)
1977
Graphite and acrylic on paper
29 x 23 1/4 inches

Jan Groover
Untitled
1982
Vintage gelatin-silver print
5 x 6 inches

Lewis Baltz
NIP #14: Foundation Construction, Many Warehouses, 2892 Kelvin, Irvine
1974
Vintage gelatin silver print
8 x 10 inches

Lewis Baltz
NIP #33: Barranca Road, between Von Karmaan and Milliken Roads, looking Southwest
1974
Vintage gelatin silver print
14 x 17 inch Halbe frame

Claire Fontaine
La societe du spectacle brickbat
2006
Bricks and brick fragments, laser impression, rubber band
7 x 4 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches

Atelier EB
Look 4
Gres - long sleeved cross over t-shirt tucked into Wave - high waisted elasticated skirt. Swiss - braclet worn wound wrist. Carine - navy leather bag worn on one shoulder and Ost End Girls cap on head. Black pair of plimsoles worn on feet.
Spring/Summer

Atelier EB
Look 2
Liz - round neck tobacco jumper worn with Phillipa - tobacco trousers worn under two tone Zurich - Mackintosh with Tugendhat bonnet on head. With McEachan - running dog patterned scarf loosely draped round neck.
Fall/Winter

Barbara T. Smith
Atlas of Human Anatomy
1965 - 1966
Xerox sculpture
12 x 14 x 3 inches

Jan Groover
Untitled
1983
Vintage platinum-palladium print
11 x 14 inches

Jan Groover
Untitled
1990
Vintage platinum-palladium print
10 x 8 inches

Jan Groover
Untitled
1990
Vintage platinum-palladium print
10 x 8 inches

Helen Pashgian
Untitled (green with acrylic insert)
2014
Resin and acrylic
7 inches diameter

Rudi Gernreich
Designs for Unisex Bathing Suits
Photograph, newsprint
10.312 x 7.875 inches

Rudi Gernreich
Design for Child's Bathing Suit
1970
Photograph
10 x 8.125 inches

Rudi Gernreich
Designs for Caftans and Unisex Bathing Suits
1970
Photograph, newsprint
8 x 11 inches

Lucy McKenzie
Project for a Nazi Living Room
2012
4 drawings: pencil, ink, aquarelle on paper
25.39 x 42.32 inches

Lucy McKenzie
Project for Nazi Decor
2012
3 drawings: pencil, colored pencil, ink, aquarelle on paper
29.92 x 11.61 inches

Lucy McKenzie
Project for an Objectivist Hallway
2012
4 drawings: pencil, colored pencil, aquarelle on paper
39.37 x 23.23 inches

James Welling
Untitled
1975
(2014 reconstruction of lost 1975 original)
Rusted coat hangers
Dimensions variable

Craig Kauffman
Untitled
1963-1998
Acrylic on canvas
98 x 72 inches

Jay DeFeo
Untitled
c.1953-55
Wood and brass wire
2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches

Liz Glynn
Smuggled Fragments from Anonymous Needs and Desires (Gaza/Giza) (3 cigarettes, baby food, garlic, perfume, lemon, and Viagara)
2012
Cast lead
Dimensions variable

Kelley Walker
Pioneer PL-518 Series (I Hate the Capitalist System)
2014
Pantone and four-color process silkscreen with acrylic ink on MDF, latex painted pedestal
27 x 24 x 24 inches

Larry Johnson
Untitled (Landscape)
1998
Color photograph
24 1/8 x 32 7/8 inches, framed

Atelier EB
Fade to Gres
2014
Cashmere, lambswool
36 x 73 inches

Liam Gillick
Pinboard Project (Corn)
2013
Chipboard, dyed jute, wood, screws, printed Ingres paper, various papers
39.5 x 39.5 inches

Liam Gillick
Pinboard Project (Blue Gray)
2013
Chipboard, dyed jute, wood, screws, printed Ingres paper, various papers
39.5 x 39.5 inches

Nathalie Du Pasquier
Untitled
2009
Ink pen on paper
19.69 x 27.56 inches

Nathalie Du Pasquier
Untitled
2009
Ink pen on paper
19.69 x 27.56 inches

Nathalie Du Pasquier
Untitled
2009
Ink pen on paper
19.69 x 27.56 inches

Larry Johnson
Untitled (Meters)
2007
Color photograph
49 3/4 x 66 inches

Jan Groover
Untitled
1990
Vintage platinum-palladium
10 x 8 inches

Jan Groover
Untitled
1990
Vintage platinum-palladium print
8 x 10 inches

Henry Wessel
Night Walk No. 55
1998
Gelatin silver print
17 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches

Henry Wessel
Night Walk No. 39
1995
Gelatin silver print
17 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches

Stephen Prina
A photograph, the principal source of illumination of which is work by Dan Flavin, I
1992
Cibachrome print (unique), rag board, lacquer-rubbed maple, acrylic, screen-print on acrylic
62 x 85 3/4 inches

Stephen Prina
A photograph, the principal source of illumination of which is work by Dan Flavin, II
1992
Cibachrome print (unique), rag board, lacquer-rubbed maple, acrylic, screen-print on acrylic
61 3/4 x 84 3/4 inches

Dan Flavin
Untitled (Monument for V. Tatlin)
1967
Cool white fluorescent light
96 x 24 x 4 1/4 inches

Henry Wessel
Night Walk No. 28
1995
Gelatin silver print
12 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches

Raymond Pettibon
No Title (That dead dog)
1984
Pen and ink on paper
10.25 x 14.5 inches

Josiah McElheny
Models for an abstract body (after Courrèges)
2012
Patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches

Josiah McElheny
Models for an abstract body (after Stepanova)
2012
Patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 30 1/2 x 19 9/16 inches

Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce “A Machinery for Living,” a group exhibition organized by Walead Beshty, opening Wednesday, July 2nd, from 6:00 – 8:00PM. The exhibition will remain on view until August 8th 2014.

There must be no doubt about the dangerous essence of the everyday, nor about this uneasiness that seizes us each time that, by an unforeseeable leap, we stand back from it and, facing it, we discover that precisely nothing faces us: "What? " "Is this my everyday life? "Not only must one not doubt it, but one must not dread it; rather one ought to seek to recapture the secret destructive capacity that is in play in it, the corrosive force of human anonymity, the infinite wearing away.
- Maurice Blanchot

People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints—such people have a corpse in their mouth.
- Raoul Vaneigem

A house is not a machine á habiter. It is the shell of a man – his extension, his release, his spiritual emanation.
- Eileen Gray

We live, for the most part, in enclosed rooms.
- Paul Scheerbart

Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London, UK) is an artist and writer living and working in Los Angeles, and Associate Professor in the Graduate Art Department of Art Center College of Design.
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 Janine Latham at janine@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.
456 W 18th Street New York NY 10011 Tel 212 680 9467 Fax 212 680 9473 info@petzel.com www.petzel.com

PARTICIPANTS
Atelier EB
Lewis Baltz
Thomas Barrow
Maurice Blanchot
Bassam Fellows
Claire Fontaine
Jay DeFeo
Nathalie Du Pasquier
Morgan Fisher
Dan Flavin
Rudi Gernreich
Liam Gillick
Liz Glynn
Eileen Gray
Jan Groover
Rachel Harrison
Larry Johnson
Craig Kauffman
Romain Kremer
Sharon Lockhart
Lee Lozano
Josiah McElheny
Lucy McKenzie
Helen Pashgian
Raymond Pettibon
Francis Picabia
Stephen Prina
Paul Scheerbart
Barbara T Smith
Dr. Dain L Tasker
Joaquim Tenreiro
Raoul Vaneigem
Kelley Walker
James Welling
Henry Wessel
Franz West
Christopher Williams

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