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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
Atelier EB Look 3
Barbara T. Smith
Jay DeFeo Untitled
Morgan Fisher Drawing for Pendant Pair Paintings (orthographic)
Morgan Fisher Drawing for Pendant Pair Paintings (orthographic and oblique)
Morgan Fisher Drawing for Pendant Pair Paintings (isometric)(two parts)
Craig Kauffman Untitled
Craig Kauffman Untitled
Rachel Harrison *69
Raymond Pettibon No Title (My girlfriend's gun)
Dr. Dain L. Tasker
Lewis Baltz NIP #49: North Wall, Steelcase, 1123 Warner Avenue, Tustin
Lewis Baltz NIP #34: Milliken Road, between Gates and DuBridge Roads, looking East
James Welling Hands #1
Jay DeFeo Untitled
Claire Fontaine Économie libidinale brickbat
Atelier EB Look 1
Joaquim Tenreiro Coffee Table
Francis Picabia 291 Magazine (no.5/6)
Francis Picabia 291 Magazine (no.5/6)
Barbara T. Smith
Jay DeFeo Untitled
Lee Lozano No title
Barbara T. Smith
Barbara T. Smith
Josiah Mcelheny Models for an abstract body (after Delaunay and Malevich)
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - S. Sunbeam, Albuquerque, NM
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - Dan Andrews
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - Gun Club Road - So.Wall
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - L. Baltz, Sausalito
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - Dan Andrews
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - B. Hahn
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - Gun Club Road - So.Wall
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - (TFB) Homage to Rietvold
Thomas Barrow F/T/S Libraries - DD (Toronto)
Jay DeFeo Untitled
Jay DeFeo Untitled (Jewelry series)
Jay DeFeo Untitled (Jewelry series)
Jan Groover Untitled
Lewis Baltz NIP #14: Foundation Construction, Many Warehouses, 2892 Kelvin, Irvine
Lewis Baltz NIP #33: Barranca Road, between Von Karmaan and Milliken Roads, looking Southwest
Claire Fontaine La societe du spectacle brickbat
Atelier EB Look 4
Atelier EB Look 2
Barbara T. Smith
Jan Groover Untitled
Jan Groover Untitled
Jan Groover Untitled
Helen Pashgian Untitled (green with acrylic insert)
Rudi Gernreich Designs for Unisex Bathing Suits
Rudi Gernreich Design for Child's Bathing Suit
Rudi Gernreich Designs for Caftans and Unisex Bathing Suits
Lucy McKenzie Project for a Nazi Living Room
Lucy McKenzie Project for Nazi Decor
Lucy McKenzie Project for an Objectivist Hallway
James Welling Untitled
Craig Kauffman Untitled
Jay DeFeo Untitled
Liz Glynn Smuggled Fragments from Anonymous Needs and Desires (Gaza/Giza) (3 cigarettes, baby food, garlic, perfume, lemon, and Viagara)
Kelley Walker Pioneer PL-518 Series (I Hate the Capitalist System)
Larry Johnson Untitled (Landscape)
Atelier EB Fade to Gres
Liam Gillick Pinboard Project (Corn)
Liam Gillick Pinboard Project (Blue Gray)
Nathalie Du Pasquier
Nathalie Du Pasquier
Nathalie Du Pasquier
Larry Johnson Untitled (Meters)
Jan Groover Untitled
Jan Groover Untitled
Henry Wessel Night Walk No. 55
Henry Wessel Night Walk No. 39
Stephen Prina A photograph, the principal source of illumination of which is work by Dan Flavin, I
Stephen Prina A photograph, the principal source of illumination of which is work by Dan Flavin, II
Dan Flavin Untitled (Monument for V. Tatlin)
Henry Wessel Night Walk No. 28
Raymond Pettibon No Title (That dead dog)
Josiah McElheny Models for an abstract body (after Courrèges)
Josiah McElheny Models for an abstract body (after Stepanova)

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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