de boer presents “The Aesthetics of Stability,” a new exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Marc Horowitz. The gallery hosted an opening art party on Saturday, April 23, 2022, but you can still catch the exhibition until May 28, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
The exhibition brings together the core tenets of Horowitz’s practice; performance, installation, sculpture, and painting. The Aesthetics of Stability centers around the ideas of stability and its parallel counterpart instability in both business and interpersonal life. Performed through new renditions of 17th century still life paintings, a sculpture that has lived through a fire, industrial fans, coffee makers, a chair, and a desk.
Horowitz’s renditions of old master still life paintings by 17th-century Dutch painters Jan Weenix (1649-1719) and Willem van Aelst (1627-1683) combine the original intent of such paintings with diagrams and scrawling text that feel more at home in studies and notebooks. The substrate of a 1600s still life painting is an emblematic starting point for larger aims of reconstruction of symbols of ephemerality. Presenting viewers with the instability of life through vanitas. Showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, and contrasting symbols of wealth… Horowitz upends this genre and offers by way of messy text, uneasy solutions for reform and restructuring.
On view: April 23 – May 28, 2022
What: “The Aesthetics of Stability,” Marc Horowitz
Where: de boer, 3311 E. Pico Blvd., LA, 90023