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Perspectives 176: Glen Fogel: With Me… You

On View: October 15, 2011 - December 31, 2011
When:
February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2018-02-22T18:00:00-06:00
2018-02-22T19:00:00-06:00
Where:
Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery
Perspectives 176: Glen Fogel: With Me... You @ Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Glen Fogel’s With Me… You is a new five-channel video installation, shown in conjunction with a series of large-scale paintings of intimate letters written to the artist. Using the photography and display style of Home Shopping Network as a starting point, Fogel embarked on a project to videotape wedding and engagement rings in his family’s possession. Going back to his great grandmother’s engagement ring, to the rings of his mother and sister, the installation spans four generations.

Glen Fogel’s With Me… You is a new five-channel video installation, shown in conjunction with a series of large-scale paintings of intimate letters written to the artist. Using the photography and display style of Home Shopping Network as a starting point, Fogel embarked on a project to videotape wedding and engagement rings in his family’s possession. Going back to his great grandmother’s engagement ring, to the rings of his mother and sister, the installation spans four generations.

Critic Nathan Lee has noted: “Mounted on a gyroscopic mechanism and shot against a variety of monochromatic backgrounds through a star filter, the video monumentalizes family heirlooms. At once sinuous and sinister, luxurious and melancholy, the work is an extension of recent projects in which Fogel reads highly personal materials (love letters, portraits of lovers) through spectacular, politically fraught representations (TV crime dramas, political rallies). With Me… You forefronts a tense ambivalence between the ring as beloved familial artifact and symbol of state-sponsored relations.”


Sponsors

The Perspectives Series is made possible by major grants from Fayez Sarofim and by donors to the Museum’s Perspectives Fund: Anonymous, Bright Star Productions Inc., Dillon Kyle Architecture, Heidi and David Gerger, KarolKreymer and Robert J. Card, M.D., Kerry Inman and Denby Auble, Poppi Massey, Lauren Rottet, Leslie and Shannon Sasser in Honor of Lynn Herbert, William F. Stern, Martha Claire Tompkins, and 20K Group, LLC.


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Funding for the Museum’s operations through the Fund for the Future is made possible by generous grants from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Anonymous, Elizabeth Howard Crowell, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Brenda and William Goldberg, Mr. and Mrs. I.H.Kempner III, Leticia Loya and Fayez Sarofim.

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