SUNDOWNER | JESSE MORGAN BARNETT. NINO BAUMGARTNER. C.J. DAVIS. JEFF GIBBONS. PIERRE KRAUSS. DAISUKE KURODA. KARIN LEHMANN. MITSUO MARUHASHI. KRIS PIERCE. OMAR ROSALES. GREGORY RUPPE. | 22 NOVEMBER 2014 – 03 JANUARY 2015
SUNDOWNER was the first installment of a multi-part collaborative project that ran from 22 November 2014 until 03 January 2015 at Circuit12 Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. The conceptual and material components of the first exhibition will then move to Hiroshima Art Center (Hiroshima, Japan), opening under a new title in mid-February 2015 and then in Zurich, Switzerland in late spring.
SUNDOWNER establishes a model that blurs boundaries between individual hierarchies and collaborative modes of artistic production. It sits outside the traditional concept of a group show, as the artists rely on lucid modes of thought and conversation to arrive at decisions on the physical manifestation of each installation, which is constituted by individual (or partially collaborative) artworks. Hidden or subconscious influences surface through the cross-pollination of geographic psychology and concepts of travel (both physical and virtual), becoming a generator for project content.