Found and ReadyParasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street
Tom Sachs and Aaron Young: Found and Ready @ 2 Rivington
February 26 – March 3, 2019 | 10 am – 6 pm
Opening Reception: February 28th | 6 pm – 8 pm
Coburn Projects is proud to present Found and Ready, an exhibition featuring sculptures by Alexis Dahan, Tom Sachs and Aaron Young. The title echoes the idea of “ready-made” which describes the phenomenon of placing a mass produced object into an art context. Since Duchamp, this definition has evolved and has been relabeled with the trope “found-object”. This exhibition takes the term “found-object” literally and explores variations of this method when applied to elements that can be found on the streets of New York City.
Alexis Dahan (b.1982) is a French artist and writer, and lives in New York since 2005. He completed his master’s degree in Literature and Philosophy in Paris and studied Journalism at New York University in 2007. Since his first exhibition at the Half Gallery in 2012, Dahan has created many public works including a commission by the Art Production Fund, an intervention with the Fire Department of New York and recently a site-specific sculpture at the Fondation CAB in Brussels. Dahan has been artist in residence at Mass MOCA and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (I.S.C.P.) As a writer, Dahan has published interviews with artists such as Joseph Kosuth, Jeff Wall, Gabriel Orozco, Lawrence Weiner, Giuseppe Penone, Barbara Kruger and Adrian Villar Rojas.
Tom Sachs (b. 1966) grew up in Westport, Connecticut. He currently lives and works in New York. After studying at the Architectural Association in London in 1987, Sachs received a BA from Bennington College in Vermont in 1989. As one of the most prominent American contemporary artists, Sachs has had major solo exhibitions around the world since 1999 including at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003); the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo (2006); the Fondazione Prada, Milan (2006); the Lever House, New York (2008); the Park Avenue Armory (2012); the Brooklyn Museum (2016); and the Noguchi Museum (2016). Sachs’ work can be found in collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Fondazione Prada, Milan. Sachs is represented by Sperone Westwater (solo exhibitions in 2004, 2008, 2011, and 2017).
Aaron Young (b. 1972) received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. After completing his education, he moved to New York where he continues to live and work. Young is a contemporary American artist known for his exploration of spectacle and performance. In one of his most celebrated works Greeting Card 10a (2007), Young and his assistants created paintings by driving motorcycles over plywood panels. The resulting works are covered in exhaust smoke and tire tracks. Young has numerous exhibitions in international galleries and institutions and the artist’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Jumex in Mexico City, among others.