Jamisen Ogg, Associate (bench), 2008
Wood, canvas, acrylic paint, 35 x 72 x 17.5 inches
June 18 – July 24, 2009
Hudson Franklin presents Embedded, a group exhibition featuring the work of Alice Könitz, Fawn Krieger, and Jamisen Ogg. These three artists embed forms associated with modernist architecture and design as well as Minimalism into their sculptures and works on paper. Each artist has subsumed the modernist vocabulary, and in varying degrees of transparency, each artwork in the exhibition investigates the ubiquity and precedents of that language. Jamisen Ogg’s Associate (bench) is a handmade replica of a George Nelson bench altered to include an appendage: a custom-shaped canvas painted with his signature drippy CMYK palette. Similarly, in Fawn Krieger’s Case Study 63, the foundational shapes of a Case Study house design are surmounted by a concrete rock formation. In other works, the modernist embed is more suggested, as in Alice Könitz’s Untitled (3 pieces), which subtly relies on a modernist grid as its skeleton. The artists in Embedded create objects with a lingering sense of utopia that supply perceptual shifts while building within an assimilated vocabulary.
Alice Könitz (Los Angeles, CA) was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. She received her M.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts after graduating from the Academy Düsseldorf, Germany, as a Master Student. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Suzanne Vielmetter Projects Los Angeles and Berlin; University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach; and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. This fall, she will take part in a two-person exhibition with Arthur Ou at LAXART in Los Angeles.
Fawn Krieger (New York, NY) received an M.F.A. in 2004 from Bard College. Her most recent solo project, COMPANY, began at Art In General, New York, in 2007 and continues in the recently published catalogue Fawn Krieger: COMPANY. This fall, she will be working on a commissioned project at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, and her work will be included in a group exhibition at the Lambretto Art Project, Milan, Italy.
Jamisen Ogg (New York, NY) studied printmaking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving his M.F.A. in 2004. His recent exhibitions include I Don’t Believe You at Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, and One Loses One’s Classics at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO. His first solo exhibition with Hudson Franklin was reviewed in Artforum last October.