Joe Fig
work in progress
september 14 to october 14, 2001
opening: friday, september 14, 2001, 7-9 pm

plus ultra is pleased to present “work in progress,” a solo exhibition of recent work by new york artist joe fig.

primarily a painter, joe fig has been examining the process of other artists/painters through a series of remarkable pieces that show artists creating their work. in the vein of contemporary artists such as thomas demand and james casebere, fig presents photographs of three-dimensional manufactured spaces, yet his work stands apart in that while necessarily being self-referential it also examines the processes of other artists. and he does this by showing the artists in the intimate setting of their studios.

fig’s art serves as portraiture, homage, historical illustration, and voyeurism. in one series sits a smoking, contemplative barnett newman in his immaculate and modest studio. in contrast, willem dekooning stands with brush in hand, directly in front of the canvas, flanked by tables of paints and brushes. other works show the infirm matisse toward the end of his career, and his photos of steve defrank reveal a contemporary at work. fig’s works explores and ultimately reveals the introspective process of making art. through his detailed constructs he offers a glimpse into a private realm that he’s made both accessible and pleasurable.

for more information call joshua stern or ed winkleman at (718) 387-3844 or (917) 972-5881 or email us at info@plusultragallery.com.

joe fig
work in progress
september 14 to october 14, 2001
opening: friday, september 14, 2001, 7-9 pm

Joe Fig

Work in Progress
September 14 - October 14, 2001
Opens September 14, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Works

First exhibition invitation

Joe Fig, First exhibition invitation, 2001


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