Man Ray Locks Gallery

Man Ray
Cadeau, 1921
bronze, cast in 1970
6 1/4 x 5 x 5 inches

William Kentridge Locks Gallery

William Kentridge
Ubu Tells the Truth (video still), 1997
35mm animated film collage of charcoal drawings on paper, documentary photographs, and film, transferred to DVD
8 minutes

Thomas Chimes Jarry portrait Locks Gallery

Thomas Chimes
Alfred Jarry, 1978

oil on canvas on wood

9 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches

Rebecca Horn Locks Gallery

Rebecca Horn
Happy Life in Blue, 2006
butterfly, metallic construction, motor
3 x 5 x 7 1/4 inches

Thomas Chimes drawing Locks Gallery

Thomas Chimes
Ubu Ubu King Ubu, 1966

pen, ink, and wash on paper

5 15/16 x 3 7/16 inches each

Rebecca Horn Locks Gallery

Rebecca Horn
Cinema Verite (The Snake's Ghost), 2008
steel, copper, motor, water, and projected light
dimensions variable

Thomas Chimes white painting Locks Gallery

Thomas Chimes
CH 04.22.97, 1997

oil on panel

11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

William Kentridge Locks Gallery

William Kentridge
Ubu Tells the Truth (video still), 1997
35mm animated film collage of charcoal drawings on paper, documentary photographs, and film, transferred to DVD
8 minutes

William Kentridge
Ubu Tells the Truth (video still), 1997
35mm animated film collage of charcoal drawings on paper, documentary photographs, and film, transferred to DVD
8 minutes

Rebecca Horn Locks Gallery

Rebecca Horn
Der Schmerzensmann im Wolkenwirbel (The Man of Sorrows in a Whirl of Clouds), 2006
pencil, colored pen, and acrylic on paper
71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches

Rebecca Horn Locks Gallery

Rebecca Horn
Flammenaugen im brennenden Busch (Flaming Eyes in the Burning Bush), 2005
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and Carmigniano on paper
71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches

William Kentridge Locks Gallery

William Kentridge
Sleeper and Ubu, 1997
etching and aquatint
38 1/8 x 76 inches

William Kentridge
Ubu Tells the Truth, 1997
aquatint, etching, and engraving
10 x 12 inches

William Kentridge Locks Gallery

William Kentridge
Ubu Tells the Truth, 1997
aquatint, etching, and engraving
10 x 12 inches

Pablo Picasso Locks Gallery

Pablo Picasso
Sueno y Mentira de Franco (The Dream and Lie of Franco), 1937
etching, sugar-lift aquatint on paper
12 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches

 

Man Ray Locks Gallery

Man Ray
Meret Oppenheim and Louis Marcoussis (Erotique Voilee), 1933
vintage gelatin silver print
5 x 7 inches

Man Ray Locks Gallery

Man Ray
Elevage de Poussiere (Dust Raising), 1920
gelatin silver print, printed in 1975
7 3/4 x 10 inches

Thomas Chimes White Painting Locks Gallery

Thomas Chimes
IAMBOS I, 2008

oil on 25 panels

3 x 3 inches each

Thomas Chimes white painting Jarry

Thomas Chimes
Faustroll, 1987

oil on canvas

30 1/16 x 48 1/16 inches

Press Release

Locks Gallery presents an immersive exhibition in homage to French author Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), on view April 1 through May 13, 2011. Contemporary artists Thomas Chimes, Rebecca Horn, and William Kentridge recreate the beguiling atmosphere of Jarry’s absurdist scenarios, with an historical prologue of artworks by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray. The exhibition will include film, painting, installation, sculpture, and photography. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 1st from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with an essay by Marie-Claire Groeninck.
 
Jarry believed in the use of masks onstage to convey “a character’s eternal quality”. His creation Ubu Roi would indeed achieve posterity in the visual arts. In the exhibition, William Kentridge’s animated film Ubu Tells the Truth will be projected next to Pablo Picasso’s print strips, The Dream and Lie of Franco. Both pieces inherit from the ignominious monarch who they place respectively in the aftermath of the South African Apartheid and at the time of the Spanish Civil War.
 
Isolated in a dark room, Rebecca Horn’s mechanical installation Cinéma Vérité fuses its aqueous and light movements to draw a theater of shadows on the wall. Her paintings on paper, scaled to the extent of her body gesture, further explore her reflection on the mechanical and the sensual, and science and alchemy, which also fueled Jarry’s thinking one century ago.
 
Deeply informed with Jarry’s writings and code of conduct, Thomas Chimes’s successive portraits of Jarry and his imaginary double, Doctor Faustroll, end up in some of his most mysterious and almost monochromatic white paintings. To Chimes, these shades of white constitute a “universe, supplementary to this one” – in other words, the subject-study of Jarry’s 'Pataphysics, the “science of imaginary solutions”.
 
The Insolent Eye: Jarry in Art, is organized in conjunction with PIFA (Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts), April 7 - May 1, 2011. For more information, visit their website at: www.pifa.org.