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B. Wurtz: Works in Handmade Paper, 2013-2015

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B. Wurtz: Works in Handmade Paper, 2013-2015

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B. Wurtz
Works in Handmade Paper, 2013-2015

April 30 - June 6, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, April 30, 6-8PM
B. Wurtz, Untitled (7852), 2014. Pigmented abaca on wire hanger with stenciled linen on pigmented abaca, 28 x 18 inches. 

Dieu Donné is pleased to present an exhibition of new works in handmade paper by B. Wurtz created in the studio during the artist’s Lab Grant Program residency. The artist's unique two-and-three-dimensional works will be on view in the Dieu Donné gallery from April 30 to June 6, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 30 from 6-8pm and the artist will be present. A full color Lab Grant Publication will accompany the exhibition featuring an essay by art critic and historian Jan Avgikos.

B. Wurtz was born in Pasadena, California and since 1985 has lived and worked in New York City. He received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1980. Recent solo exhibitions include Metro Pictures, New York; Kate MacGarry, London; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin; Maisterravalbuena, Madrid; White Flag Projects, St. Louis;  Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut. Wurtz’s work has been included in the recent group exhibitions Displayed (curated by Matthew Higgs) at Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Jim Isermann/B. Wurtz at Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Stay in Love (curated by Chris Sharp) at Laurel Gitlen & Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York; Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B. Wurtz at Office Baroque in Antwerp, Belgium; and Prague Biennial in the Czech Republic. A solo museum exhibition with publication will take place in 2015 at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England.

B. Wurtz, Untitled (7838), 2014. Pigmented cotton on styrofoam objects with found plastic container and wire on artist made wooden base. 22 x 7 1/2 x 7 inches.