ISHMAEL RANDALL WEEKS
January 10 – February 10, 2013 | 195 Chrystie St, NY
Eleven Rivington is delighted to present Ishmael Randall Weeks’s second exhibition with the gallery, titled ‘Quion’, on view from January 10 – February 10, 2013. The show will feature new collages and works on paper, objects and sculpture, and a 16mm film in the gallery’s project room. Peruvian-born Randall Weeks has been seen at MoMA PS1’s Greater New York; the MACRO Museum in Rome (solo); and the 10th Havana Biennial, among others. His exhibition at Eleven Rivington coincides with a solo project at The Drawing Center, NY, on view from January 17 – March 13, 2013.
Randall Weeks is known for his use of found and re-purposed materials including tires, boat parts, construction fragments, magazines, books and printed pages for his installations and sculptures. The discarded materials both retain a hint of their original form, while the craft of redefining the known object transcends its original identity, imbuing a different denotation. Explorations of found material and alteration are closely intertwined in his new 16mm film projection, featured in this exhibition, and in his 35mm slide projections, shown at The Drawing Center. In these works, Randall Weeks intuitively responds to images on found film by manipulating, painting, and cutting. His work probes issues of urbanization, development, travel, mobility and migration. He also explores the social and political changes in Peru and Latin America that occurred over the last 50 years, which are historicized in mechanically produced images -books, magazines, vintage photographs and film.
Ishmael Randall Weeks was born in 1976 in Cusco, Peru; educated at Bard College (2000) and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2007); and currently lives and works in Lima and NY. He has exhibited internationally for the last 12 years and his work is in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK; The Museum of Art in Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru; and the MACRO Museum, Rome, among others.