INSTALLATION VIEWS | PRESS RELEASE | SELECTED WORKS| PRESS

INSTALLATION VIEWS

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View

Parts & Service, Installation View



PRESS RELEASE

PARTS & SERVICE

AUGUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2012

EAST HAMPTON, NY: Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce PARTS & SERVICE, an exhibition that celebrates the grit and glory of the garage as a shrine to racing, bike culture, and all things automotive, opening with a reception on Saturday, August 11th from 6 – 9:00pm.

Using the fetishism of the garage, along with the ritual behavior surrounding the care and maintenance of racing cars and motorcycles as context for the show, PARTS & SERVICE explores such themes as objectivity, sexuality, and the myth of the renegade biker through a display of eclectic artifacts, photographs, and mixed media works. From car wrecks and burning rubber to sleek aero-dynamic designs and present-day pin-up girls, this diverse imagery reflects the inherent duality of this counter-cultural phenomenon—epitomized by both the romanticized depiction of the outlaw biker, portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953), as well as the contemporary dark representation of same, exhibited by Jax Teller in the popular television series Sons of Anarchy.

Curator Eric Firestone has created a provocative visual narrative of garage culture through a broad range of material including works by invited artists such as Glen Baldridge, Bast, Slater Bradley, Jonathan Brand, John Chamberlain, Liz Cohen, Pia Dehne, Nick Dine, Jonah Freeman, Rogan Gregory, Anthony James, Gregory Johnston, Richard Kern, Justen Ladda, Robert Lazzarini, Justin Lowe, Craig McDean, Enrique Montenegro, Olivier Mosset, Guy Overfelt, Shelter Serra, Dirk Skreber, Max Snow, Despina Stokou, Eric White, Firooz Zahedi. Beyond the conventional tropes of chrome and leather, the dominant visual metaphor communicated through much of this work is that of personal freedom—a transcendental experience of speed on the open road, the endorphin rush of the finish line, and the spirituality of the ride.


SELECTED WORKS

GLEN BALDRIDGE, The End (Ed. of 10), 2005-2012, Archival Inkjet Pigment Print And 2 Color Enamel And Uv Screenprint With Color Shift Pigment On Museum Board, 39h x 53.87w in, GB004

GLEN BALDRIDGE, The End (Ed. of 10), 2005-2012, Archival Inkjet Pigment Print And 2 Color Enamel And Uv Screenprint With Color Shift Pigment On Museum Board, 39h x 53.87w in, GB004

LIZ COHEN, Southwest Hannah, Ed. 1:5, 2012, C-Print, 50x x 63w in, LCOH001

LIZ COHEN, Southwest Hannah, Ed. 1:5, 2012, C-Print, 50x x 63w in, LCOH001

RICHARD KERN, Lydia and Marty, Ed. 2:10, 1986, Black and White Photograph, 11h x 14w in, RIK001

RICHARD KERN, Lydia and Marty, Ed. 2:10, 1986, Black and White Photograph, 11h x 14w in, RIK001

ROBERT LAZZARINI, Speed Limit Sign (Shot Up), Ed. 1:6, 2012, Aluminum, Paint and Vinyl Stickers, 25h x 26w x 1d in, RLAZ001

ROBERT LAZZARINI, Speed Limit Sign (Shot Up), Ed. 1:6, 2012, Aluminum, Paint and Vinyl Stickers, 25h x 26w x 1d in, RLAZ001

DIRK SKREBER, Untitled, 2008, Ink and watercolor on paper, 22.25h x 30w in, DISK002

DIRK SKREBER, Untitled, 2008, Ink and watercolor on paper, 22.25h x 30w in, DISK002

FIROOZ ZAHEDI, Tarzana, Ed. 1:5, 2002, Archival Pigment Color Print, 40h x 31.5w in, FZ001

FIROOZ ZAHEDI, Tarzana, Ed. 1:5, 2002, Archival Pigment Color Print, 40h x 31.5w in, FZ001

GUY OVERFELT, Untitled (My 1977 Trans AM Crushed Into A Cube), 1996-2012, 24h x 24w x 24d in, GYO001

GUY OVERFELT, Untitled (My 1977 Trans AM Crushed Into A Cube), 1996-2012, 24h x 24w x 24d in, GYO001

BAST, La Fontane, 2012, Mixed Media On Canvas, 34.5h x 70.25w in, BAS009

BAST, La Fontane, 2012, Mixed Media On Canvas, 34.5h x 70.25w in, BAS009

JONATHAN BRAND, Combination Wrenches, Oil Filter, Spark Plugs, Fire Extinguisher, Socket Wrench, 2012,  Archival Inkjet on Paper and PVA Glue, dimensions variable

JONATHAN BRAND, Combination Wrenches, Oil Filter, Spark Plugs, Fire Extinguisher, Socket Wrench, 2012, Archival Inkjet on Paper and PVA Glue, dimensions variable

JONAH FREEMAN / JUSTIN LOWE, You Have Been Disconnected , 2012, 43h x 60w in, FRLO002

JONAH FREEMAN / JUSTIN LOWE, You Have Been Disconnected , 2012, 43h x 60w in, FRLO002

JUSTEN LADDA, AMG Mirror, 2012 Mixed Media On Wood,11h x 11w in, JLDD001

JUSTEN LADDA, AMG Mirror, 2012 Mixed Media On Wood,11h x 11w in, JLDD001

CRAIG MCDEAN, Burnout One, Ed. 1/5, 2012, Color Fuji-flex Super Gloss Photographic Print Mounted On Dibond, 44h x 36w in, CMCD001

CRAIG MCDEAN, Burnout One, Ed. 1/5, 2012, Color Fuji-flex Super Gloss Photographic Print Mounted On Dibond, 44h x 36w in, CMCD001

CRAIG MCDEAN, Burnout Two, Ed. 1/5, 2012, Color Fuji-flex Super Gloss Photographic Print Mounted On Dibond, 44h x 36w in, CMCD002

CRAIG MCDEAN, Burnout Two, Ed. 1/5, 2012, Color Fuji-flex Super Gloss Photographic Print Mounted On Dibond, 44h x 36w in, CMCD002

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled (Blue Cross), 2008, Polyurethane On Canvas, 72h x 72w in, OMO001

OLIVIER MOSSET, Untitled (Blue Cross), 2008, Polyurethane On Canvas, 72h x 72w in, OMO001

MAX SNOW, Untitled (Lumina), 2012, Silkscreen On Linen, 50h x 40.25w in, MXS001

MAX SNOW, Untitled (Lumina), 2012, Silkscreen On Linen, 50h x 40.25w in, MXS001

MAX SNOW, Untitled (Molotov Cocktail), 2012, Silkscreen On Linen, 47.75h x 62.75w in, MXS002

MAX SNOW, Untitled (Molotov Cocktail), 2012, Silkscreen On Linen, 47.75h x 62.75w in, MXS002

ERIC WHITE, The Company She Keeps, 2012, Oil On Canvas, 24h x 24w in, EWH001

ERIC WHITE, The Company She Keeps, 2012, Oil On Canvas, 24h x 24w in, EWH001

ANTHONY JAMES, B.R.M.C. (vertical), 2012, Oil And Automotive Enamel On Linen, 16h x 12w in, ANJA002

ANTHONY JAMES, B.R.M.C. (vertical), 2012, Oil And Automotive Enamel On Linen, 16h x 12w in, ANJA002

SLATER BRADLEY, Perfect Empathy (Alina), 2012, Crumpled Black & White Fiber Print With Gold Marker, 76h x 57w x 4.5d in, SLBR001

SLATER BRADLEY, Perfect Empathy (Alina), 2012, Crumpled Black & White Fiber Print With Gold Marker, 76h x 57w x 4.5d in, SLBR001

PIA DEHNE, Roxy Tracks, 2012, Mixed Media On Paper, 21h x 18w in, PIAD001

PIA DEHNE, Roxy Tracks, 2012, Mixed Media On Paper, 21h x 18w in, PIAD001

NICK DINE, Mad Max in Red, 2012, Oil And Inkjet On PVC, 48h x 48w in, NDI002

NICK DINE, Mad Max in Red, 2012, Oil And Inkjet On PVC, 48h x 48w in, NDI002

GREGORY JOHNSTON, Installation View, Dimensions Variable

GREGORY JOHNSTON, Installation View, Dimensions Variable

ANTHONY JAMES, The Tricolour Cockade, 2012, Harley Davidson, Steel, Oak, Glass, Plexi,  60.25h x 50.25w x 100.25d in, ANJA003

ANTHONY JAMES, The Tricolour Cockade, 2012, Harley Davidson, Steel, Oak, Glass, Plexi, 60.25h x 50.25w x 100.25d in, ANJA003

ANTHONY JAMES, The Tricolour Cockade, 2012, Harley Davidson, Steel, Oak, Glass, Plexi,  60.25h x 50.25w x 100.25d in, ANJA003

ANTHONY JAMES, The Tricolour Cockade, 2012, Harley Davidson, Steel, Oak, Glass, Plexi, 60.25h x 50.25w x 100.25d in, ANJA003

ENRIQUE MONTENEGRO, Pedestrians No. 5, 2012, Oil On Canvas, 68h x 58w in, EM025

ENRIQUE MONTENEGRO, Pedestrians No. 5, 2012, Oil On Canvas, 68h x 58w in, EM025

ROGAN GREGORY, Hind Sight, 2012, Automotive Primer, Rearview Mirrors From Totaled Vehicles, PVC, Automotive Foam Rubber, 24h x 53w x 12d in, ROG001

ROGAN GREGORY, Hind Sight, 2012, Automotive Primer, Rearview Mirrors From Totaled Vehicles, PVC, Automotive Foam Rubber, 24h x 53w x 12d in, ROG001

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, Dancing in the Dark #63, 1983, Painted Steel, 13h x 9w x 12.5d in, JCHB001

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, Dancing in the Dark #63, 1983, Painted Steel, 13h x 9w x 12.5d in, JCHB001

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, Dancing in the Dark #63, 1983, Painted Steel, 13h x 9w x 12.5d in, JCHB001

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, Dancing in the Dark #63, 1983, Painted Steel, 13h x 9w x 12.5d in, JCHB001

DESPINA STOKOU, True Adventure, 2012, Mixed Media Collage On Playboy Page, 11.81h x 11.81w in, DST006

DESPINA STOKOU, True Adventure, 2012, Mixed Media Collage On Playboy Page, 11.81h x 11.81w in, DST006

DESPINA STOKOU, Next Time I Promise, Mixed Media Collage On Playboy Page, 13.77h x 11.81w in, DST001

DESPINA STOKOU, Next Time I Promise, Mixed Media Collage On Playboy Page, 13.77h x 11.81w in, DST001


PRESS

DOSSIER JOURNALEast End Art, August28, 2012

FORBES MAGAZINETo Do: Eric Firestone Opens ‘Parts & Service’ in East Hampton, August 14, 2012