Jason Rhoades, UNTITLED (FROM MY MEDINAH: IN PURSUIT OF MY ERMITAGE…), 2004, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Aaron Igler/Greenhouse Media.
Ingrid Schaffner, curator of Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, will deliver a public lecture on Jason Rhoades at The Kitchen, in New York, to launch the exhibition catalog, Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, published this summer. This event also coincides with Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam, currently on view at David Zwirner.
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a planning grant in 2010 and a project grant in 2012, Jason Rhoades, Four Roads was on view at the ICA from September to December 2013 and curated by ICA Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner. The show was organized principally around four room-sized sculptures dating from 1993 to 2006 that were borrowed from collectors in Europe. Using neon, plastic buckets, power tools, snaking wires, figurines, sound, and a vast range of other materials, including a V-8 engine, Rhoades' work evokes a raw, excessive, unapologetically American consumer culture run amuck.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged.
To RSVP and for more information, contact Aaron Cator at David Zwirner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.727.2070.