Joe Fig
contemporaries
october 17 to november 17, 2003
opening reception: friday, october 17, 2003, 7 – 9 pm

New York Times review
Artnet.com review
plus ultra gallery is very pleased to present contemporaries, the second solo exhibit of new work by joe fig. a remarkably gifted painter in his own right, fig continues his exploration of the working process of other artists / painters through a series of exquisite miniature sculptures of their studios (1 inch = 1 foot scale). fig also presents photographs of his sculptures, which at first are often mistaken for film stills or photos of the actual artist, but which on careful inspection reveal tell-tale signs of their artificiality and reemphasize the artistic processes being examined.

following his series of studios of abstract expressionists (which were exhibited at ps1/moma in october 2001), fig has recently expanded his project to include an in-depth examination of important contemporary artists. in addition to recording a formal interview, he photographs the artist’s studio, inside and out, and recreates their space, thereby capturing a moment in the pre-provenance of specific works, as well as accurate, intimate records of a usually very private realm. for contemporarires, fig presents his latest sculptures, photographs and drawings, including the studios of fred tomaselli, inka essenhigh and steve mumford, matthew ritchie, and others.

for information contact joshua a. stern or ed winkleman at 718-387-3844 / info@plusultragallery.com

we are also very pleased to congratulate joe on being selected for inclusion in the altoids curiously strong collection this year!

joe fig
contemporaries
october 17 to november 17, 2003
opening reception: friday, october 17, 2003, 7 – 9 pm

Press

Holland Cotter, "ART IN REVIEW; Joe Fig," The New York Times, November 7, 2003

Joe Fig

Contemporaries
October 17 - November 17, 2003
Opens October 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Works

Inka Essenhigh

Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2003


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