• "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      maccarone inc. is proud to announce Nate Lowman’s THE END. And Other American Pastimes. The artist’s first solo show in New York continues his ongoing project of exploring the intersection of pop obsession, criminality, youth culture, information control and consumption. Lowman invokes freestanding sculpture, silk-screened canvases, paintings, Xeroxes and found ephemera (bumper stickers, altered newspaper captions, crime-scene photos); all form a kind of expanded collage in which use is the only prerequisite for materiality. Lowman's incorporation of image/text borrows from conceptualist strategies, and his absurdist sensibility pays homage to Fluxus. But Lowman's dematerialization of objects and images is not the point. The artist’s work is riddled with content, but never didactic. He has created a portrait of the American landscape, rich in horror, desire, mythos, and lies.

      Among these new works is a series of silk-screened "bullet holes” on shaped canvas. Lowman borrows these signs of "gangster" style, and treats them as cartoonish embellishments - like the exterior of some rapper’s shot-up SUV captured in ink on the cover of The New York Post. Lowman's show abounds with signs of empty violence, balancing irony, humor, and disaster. Lowman revels in the most banal vernacular, the collective language of fin de siecle capitalism. Corruption is the most organic note of the work. Details of crime scenes become lovely gestures. Gossip, innuendo, and half-truths are elevated to a critical language that has no way of being translated. Hanging over the show is the phantom of patriarchy, with masculinity as the grand-guinol puppeteer of our pop cultural discourse. Lowman's work sits on a precipice between irony and integrity. The careful orchestration of symbols and the rich fabric of idiocy, stupidity, and nihilism are transformed from symptoms into signposts of the here and now.
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Left:
      Oops Altima (Peach with Magenta), 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      35 inches (diameter)

      Center:
      Grey Altima Negative, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      35 inches (diameter)

      Right:
      Nate's Maxima, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      38 inches (diameter)
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Black Escalade Negative, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      60 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Copies, 2005
      Light box
      9 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Dirty Ass Stamps, 2005
      Ink jet on sintra
      27 x 39 3/4 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Give 'em the Finger, 2005
      Latex and airbrushing ink on canvas
      20 inches (diameter)
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Ballistic Sculpture: We Are Seeing People We Didn't Know Exist, 2005
      Latex and spray paint on canvas mounted to bulletproof glass
      89 x 48 x 36 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Gloria, 2005
      Mixed media
      Dimensions variable
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People, 2005
      Latex on canvas with two pieces of wood and bumper stickers
      52 x 60 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Band Aid, 2005
      Bumpersticker on Xerox
      36 x 18 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Young America 1995, 2005
      Poster in frame
      36 x 24 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      White Altima, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      35 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Grey Escalade, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      60 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Black Cowboy, 2005
      Ink jet on sintra
      40 x 30 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Old Blue Eyes/SS Sancho, 2005
      Latex, flashe, and bumper stickers on canvas
      2 canvases, 20 inches diameter each
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Paper Shredder (No. 2), 2005
      Latex on canvas
      60 x 48 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Red Maxima, 2005
      Silkscreen on canvas
      38 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Oops Maxima (Peach), 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      38 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Orange Maxima, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      38 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Skidmark Altima, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      35 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Wish You Were There, 2005
      Inkjet on sintra
      40 x 30 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Pink Altima, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      35 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Higher Powered, 2005
      Alkyd and bumperstickers on canvas
      60 x 36 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Imitation Diptych, 2005
      Light-emitting diode (LED) signes
      6 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 2 inches each
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Six Shooter, 2005
      Acrylic on canvas
      48 x 60 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      NO!, 2005
      Alkyd on canvas
      60 x 30 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Peace Love O.J., 2005
      Alkyd on canvas
      32 x 39 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      White Maxima, 2005
      Silkscreen ink on canvas
      38 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Barely Legal Painting, 2005
      Latex and flashe on canvas
      20 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Barely Legal Painting (Boredom), 2005
      Latex on canvas
      24 inches diameter
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Watercolor, 2005
      Latex on wrapped canvas
      20 x 16 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Rubberneck, 2005
      Ink jet on sintra
      30 x 40 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      Some missionaries have appeared more than half in love with suffering, 2005
      Acrylic, latex, and flashe on canvas
      20 x 16 inches
    • "THE END And Other American Pastimes"
      Maccarone, New York
      November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006

      A Civil Disobedience (A Dialo and NB Simpson), 2004
      Xeroxes on record sleeve
      24 x 12 inches
    • "Uncertain States of America"
      Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
      October 8 - December 11, 2005

      Allora & Calzadilla, Edgar Arceneaux, Devendra Banhart, Frank Benson, Jennifer Bornstein, Mike Bouchet, Matthew Brannon, Anthony Burdin, Paul Chan, Sean Dack, Trisha Donnelly, Jim Drain, Shannon Ebner, Piero Golia, Hannah Greely, Taft Green, GuytonWalker, Karl Haendel, Christian Holstad, Shane Huffman, Jiae Hwang, Matthew Day Jackson, Matt Johnson, Miranda July, Klara Liden, Nate Lowman, Daria Martin, Matt McCormick, Rodney McMillian, Ohad Meromi, Kori Newkirk, Seth Price, Adam Putnam, Reena Spaulings, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Matthew Ronay, Mika Rottenberg, Aïda Ruilova, Paul Sietsema, Josh Smith, Mika Tajima, TM Sisters, Jordan Wolfson, Mario Ybarra Jr, Aaron Young

      In the course of recent years, Astrup Fearnley Museum has acquired and exhibited a number of notable American artists. It seems therefore apt to go further and explore tendencies among the new generation of American artists. For this ambitious project, which has taken more than two years and has entailed a review of innumerable young artists from across the USA, the museum has chosen a curatorial team consisting of the museums director Gunnar B. Kvaran, and the internationally recognized curators Daniel Birnbaum and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

      On the basis of the large collected material, the curators have selected 41 artists/artist-groups, who they deem the most outstanding of the new generation of American artists. What they all have in common is that their works hold an intensity and indisputable quality. Meanwhile, the exhibition also presents great diversity with regard to style, techniques and materials. This diversity the curators have taken into account; they present a complex exhibition of multi-media installations, a sculpture exhibition, a film and video program, a performance program, a lecture series and an exhibition catalogue, a work of art in its own right! Although the exhibition is comprised of rich and varied material, certain common features are apparent. The curators note that they have been confronted with a narrative art, and an ability to tell new and disparate stories. They have encountered artists who are cognizant of their historical context, and who, on many different levels, express a clear social and political consciousness. Meanwhile, all the works break new creative ground, and have a strong aesthetic awareness.
    • "Uncertain States of America"
      Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
      October 8 - December 11, 2005

      Allora & Calzadilla, Edgar Arceneaux, Devendra Banhart, Frank Benson, Jennifer Bornstein, Mike Bouchet, Matthew Brannon, Anthony Burdin, Paul Chan, Sean Dack, Trisha Donnelly, Jim Drain, Shannon Ebner, Piero Golia, Hannah Greely, Taft Green, GuytonWalker, Karl Haendel, Christian Holstad, Shane Huffman, Jiae Hwang, Matthew Day Jackson, Matt Johnson, Miranda July, Klara Liden, Nate Lowman, Daria Martin, Matt McCormick, Rodney McMillian, Ohad Meromi, Kori Newkirk, Seth Price, Adam Putnam, Reena Spaulings, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Matthew Ronay, Mika Rottenberg, Aïda Ruilova, Paul Sietsema, Josh Smith, Mika Tajima, TM Sisters, Jordan Wolfson, Mario Ybarra Jr, Aaron Young
    • "Uncertain States of America"
      Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
      October 8 - December 11, 2005

      Allora & Calzadilla, Edgar Arceneaux, Devendra Banhart, Frank Benson, Jennifer Bornstein, Mike Bouchet, Matthew Brannon, Anthony Burdin, Paul Chan, Sean Dack, Trisha Donnelly, Jim Drain, Shannon Ebner, Piero Golia, Hannah Greely, Taft Green, GuytonWalker, Karl Haendel, Christian Holstad, Shane Huffman, Jiae Hwang, Matthew Day Jackson, Matt Johnson, Miranda July, Klara Liden, Nate Lowman, Daria Martin, Matt McCormick, Rodney McMillian, Ohad Meromi, Kori Newkirk, Seth Price, Adam Putnam, Reena Spaulings, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Matthew Ronay, Mika Rottenberg, Aïda Ruilova, Paul Sietsema, Josh Smith, Mika Tajima, TM Sisters, Jordan Wolfson, Mario Ybarra Jr, Aaron Young
    • "Interstate"
      Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
      September 9 - October 1, 2005

      Lynda Benglis, The Center For Land Use Interpretation, Dan Colen, Gino De Dominicis, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Lucio Fontana, Dan Graham, William Hogarth, Bas Jan Ader, Larry Johnson, Donald Judd, Mike Kelley, Nate Lowman, Hugo Markl, Rory McEwen, Paola Pivi, Rob Pruitt, Ed Ruscha, Lucas Samaras, Josh Smith, Dash Snow, Ulay, Sue Williams
    • "Interstate"
      Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
      September 9 - October 1, 2005

      Lynda Benglis, The Center For Land Use Interpretation, Dan Colen, Gino De Dominicis, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Lucio Fontana, Dan Graham, William Hogarth, Bas Jan Ader, Larry Johnson, Donald Judd, Mike Kelley, Nate Lowman, Hugo Markl, Rory McEwen, Paola Pivi, Rob Pruitt, Ed Ruscha, Lucas Samaras, Josh Smith, Dash Snow, Ulay, Sue Williams
    • "Interstate"
      Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
      September 9 - October 1, 2005

      AHole, 2005
      Silkscreen on canvas
      20 inch diameter
    • "Bridge Freezes Before Road"
      Curated by Neville Wakefield
      Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
      June 24 - August 19, 2005