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Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Installation view, Showroom, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021

Galerie Eva Presenhuber is delighted to present EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, a showroom of recent and significant works by gallery artists. Taking its title from a poem painting by John Giorno, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER highlights the manifold approaches to painting and sculpture in the gallery’s program.  

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Martin Boyce, Dead Star (yellow wall lamp), 2015

MARTIN BOYCE
Dead Star (yellow wall lamp)
2015
Painted steel, brass, cast and painted bronze; 2-parts
Wall lamp 26 x 26 x 12.5 cm / 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 7/8 in
Socket 15.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm / 6 x 3 5/8 x 3/8 in
Installation dimensions variable 
BOYCE41944

33'000 GBP

Martin Boyce’s (born 1967 in Hamilton, UK) work has a dark, pensively poetic undertone that augurs the end of an era. And not just the end of the 20th-century avant-garde, whose dreams and triumphs still echo in our present, but also the end of our very own time. Where the spirit of “form follows function” can be said to blow through his sculptures, drawings, and photographs, quiescent allusions to nature, poetry, and film noir are like shadows lingering over them. A sense of transience and abandonment inhabits Boyce’s work, giving it a romantic touch.

Joe Bradley’s (born 1975 in Kittery, ME, US) versatile painterly oeuvre has suggested allusions to Abstract Expressionism, to Philip Guston, or to Minimal Art, all with a very contemporarily distant, not entirely tangible twist that nonchalantly oscillates between irony and melancholy. Recently, however, Bradley has developed a new visual language that is entirely his own. Only in the past two years has the artist sparked a dialogue between his canvases and his works on paper—as if they were nodding to each other.

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Joe Bradley, JJ Space, 2014

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Valentin Carron, Tulipe Noire, 2012

In his sculptures and collages, Valentin Carron (born 1977 in Martigny, CH) imitates traditional handicrafts and unknown artworks, as well as stereotypical modern and everyday forms. By appropriating these objects and styles, he questions originality, authenticity, and identity in the globalized world. He reformulates traditional handicrafts, mainly from his Swiss homeland, by substituting natural materials like wood for synthetic materials; conversely, he commissions well-trained craftsmen to create precious works imitating cheap industrial articles.

Concerned with the intimacy of time, the illustration of place, and exploration of mortality, Sam Falls (born 1984 in San Diego, CA, US) has created his own formal language by intertwining photography's core parameters of time and exposure with nature and her elements. Working largely outdoors with vernacular materials and nature as a site-specific subject, Falls abandons mechanical reproduction in favor of a more symbiotic relationship between subject and object. In doing so, he bridges the gap between photography, sculpture, and painting, as well as the divide between artist, object, and viewer.

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Sam Falls, Bolinas Apple Tree, 2020

Sam Falls, Mount Tamalpais Windmills, 2020

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Amy Feldman, Mothercolor, 2019

Amy Feldman (born 1981 in New Windsor, NY, US) is recognized for her iconic painting language and commitment to large-scale gray-on-gray abstractions. Feldman’s investigation in the color gray highlights the significance and potential that can be found in neutrality—how something can appear neutral but is, in fact, charged with great power of expression. Feldman typically works in series, presenting distilled iterations of unique forms, which relate to how images and signs are quickly interpreted, remembered, and misremembered.

John Giorno (born 1936 in New York, NY, US; died 2019 in New York, NY, US) is remembered for his remarkable spirit and craft, which expanded, transcended, and challenged the borders of different art forms. No other artist has woven poetry, visual art, sound performance, and dance as succinctly as Giorno did, while radically questioning their boundaries and interdependencies. In his Poem Paintings, Giorno transformed phrases originally found in his poems into bold, visual works. Explosive lines like “EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER” provoke both identification and further contemplation.

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John Giorno, EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER, 2012

MARTIN BOYCE
Dead Star (yellow wall lamp)
2015
Painted steel, brass, cast and painted bronze; 2-parts
Wall lamp 26 x 26 x 12.5 cm / 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 7/8 in
Socket 15.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm / 6 x 3 5/8 x 3/8 in
Installation dimensions variable 
BOYCE41944

 

33'000 GBP

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JOE BRADLEY
JJ Space
2014
Acrylic on canvas; 3-parts
284.5 x 406.5 x 3.5 cm / 112 x 160 x 1 3/8 in
BRADL40490

 

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VALENTIN CARRON
Tulipe Noire
2012
Tiflex on tarpaulin, galvanised steel tubing, plastic straps
193.5 x 155 x 4 cm / 76 1/8 x 61 x 1 5/8 in
CARRO38112

 

55'000 CHF

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SAM FALLS
Bolinas Apple Tree
2020
Pigment on canvas
60 x 72 x 3 cm / 23 5/8 x 28 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
FALLS47907

 

30'000 USD

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SAM FALLS
Mount Tamalpais Windmills
2020
Pigment on canvas
72 x 66.5 x 3 cm / 28 3/8 x 26 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
FALLS47910

 

30'000 USD

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AMY FELDMAN
Mothercolor
2019
Acrylic, silkscreen ink, and spray paint on canvas 
200.5 x 200.5 x 4 cm / 78 7/8 x 78 7/8 x 1 5/8 in
FELAM48727

 

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JOHN GIORNO
EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER
2012
Silkscreen on canvas
122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in
GIORN38733

 

45'000 USD

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MARTIN BOYCE
Dead Star (yellow wall lamp)
2015
Painted steel, brass, cast and painted bronze; 2-parts
Wall lamp 26 x 26 x 12.5 cm / 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 7/8 in
Socket 15.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm / 6 x 3 5/8 x 3/8 in
Installation dimensions variable 
BOYCE41944

 

33'000 GBP

JOE BRADLEY
JJ Space
2014
Acrylic on canvas; 3-parts
284.5 x 406.5 x 3.5 cm / 112 x 160 x 1 3/8 in
BRADL40490

 

Upon request

VALENTIN CARRON
Tulipe Noire
2012
Tiflex on tarpaulin, galvanised steel tubing, plastic straps
193.5 x 155 x 4 cm / 76 1/8 x 61 x 1 5/8 in
CARRO38112

 

55'000 CHF

SAM FALLS
Bolinas Apple Tree
2020
Pigment on canvas
60 x 72 x 3 cm / 23 5/8 x 28 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
FALLS47907

 

30'000 USD

SAM FALLS
Mount Tamalpais Windmills
2020
Pigment on canvas
72 x 66.5 x 3 cm / 28 3/8 x 26 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
FALLS47910

 

30'000 USD

AMY FELDMAN
Mothercolor
2019
Acrylic, silkscreen ink, and spray paint on canvas 
200.5 x 200.5 x 4 cm / 78 7/8 x 78 7/8 x 1 5/8 in
FELAM48727

 

Sold

JOHN GIORNO
EVERYONE GETS LIGHTER
2012
Silkscreen on canvas
122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in
GIORN38733

 

45'000 USD

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Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2018

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2018

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2018

Wyatt Kahn, Untitled, 2018

Wyatt Kahn’s (born 1983 in New York, NY, US) most recent body of work is, weirdly if paradoxically, as tough as it is vulnerable. Working with sheets of lead, oil stick, and shaped stretchers, Kahn constructs what can be considered, for lack of a better term, “specific objects.” Neither painting nor sculpture, in the strict sense of the art forms, they are both, and more. The artist’s three-dimensional wall works draw on a formal figurative reference, which becomes so abstracted as to take on an obscure semiotic or linguistic complexion. Kahn also considers these “signs” flattened characters based on people from his immediate milieu.

Tobias Pils' (born 1971 in Linz, AT) paintings and graphic works are almost beyond interpretation. His painting process is characterized by planning, which then negates itself throughout its execution. As a result, representation flips into abstraction, figuration turns into composition. Pils' work creates an unease of interpretation and challenges the notion of subjectivity in painting: His method follows intuition and is created in the context of the painter’s everyday.

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Tobias Pils, fountains, 2019

Tobias Pils' (born 1971 in Linz, AT) paintings and graphic works are almost beyond interpretation. His painting process is characterized by planning, which then negates itself throughout its execution. As a result, representation flips into abstraction, figuration turns into composition. Pils' work creates an unease of interpretation and challenges the notion of subjectivity in painting: His method follows intuition and is created in the context of the painter’s everyday.

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Ugo Rondinone, zweiterjanuarzweitausendundfünf, 2005

Ugo Rondinone, elftermaizweitausendundeinundzwanzig, 2021

Ugo Rondinone (born 1964 in Brunnen, CH, lives in New York, NY, US) has worked in a broad array of media since the 1980s, studying how common, sometimes banal forms of the everyday influence our way of perceiving our environment. Rondinone examines the link between the natural world and the human condition, mining the German Romantic movement as a primary source of reference, to create works wherein the commonplace of everyday occurrences and materials gives way to the sublimity of environmental phenomena.

Josh Smith (born 1976 in Okinawa, JP) first gained attention in the early 2000s with a series of paintings of his name. Later, he began to unwind the name to create a series of sharp, colorful, and inscrutable abstract paintings. In recent years, the abstract paintings morphed into more pictorial works of singular subjects such as leaves, fish, skeletons, reapers, and palm trees. These subjects were partially chosen because they can be easily rendered by most anyone who cares to try. Therefore, the rendering of an image does not over-engage itself with any attempt towards pictorial virtuosity. For Smith, paintings are largely hosts for expression and experimentation.

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Josh Smith, Untitled, 2008

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Michael Williams, Small Stuff 1, 2017

Michael Williams, Dead Hippie, 2019

Michael Williams, Cool Macho Man in Nature, 2019

Michael Williams, Make Plans God Applauds, 2020

Michael Williams, Go Towards the Luddite, 2020

Using his representational drawings as appropriated images, Michael Williams (born 1978 in Doylestown, PA, US) works through an analog process of drawing and collage to produce the source images for his Puzzle Paintings. The finished canvases present a discontinuous whole and summon the fragmented nature of our contemporary everyday. Whether Williams composes his paintings on canvas or screen, they are informed by art history and pop-cultural iconography, while nonetheless leaving space for unexpected events to occur during the process. As a result, they emanate a sometimes ironic, sometimes funny tension that is always seductive to the eye.

Since Sue Williams' (born 1954 in Chicago Heights, IL, US) pictorial and sculptural work came into the public eye in the 1990s, it has undergone great changes. At the beginning of her career, Williams painted figures that were heavily influenced by comic books and the pictorial language of advertisement. These paintings often showed domestic violence and explicit sexual content, which were mostly understood as a feminist critique of the patriarchal society and of war. Over the years, Williams sometimes rawly applied figurative scenes changed into more casual and extended compositions until they grew into almost or total abstractions, into intertwined, swirling compositions consisting of body parts, orifices, and betokened organs.

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Sue Williams, Humanitarian Intervention, 2006

WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44679

 

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WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44680

 

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WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44681

 

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WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44682

 

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TOBIAS PILS
fountains
2019
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 98 x 3 cm / 55 1/8 x 38 5/8 x 1 1/8 in
PILST48271

 

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UGO RONDINONE
zweiterjanuarzweitausendundfünf
2005
Acrylic and glitter on polyester, silkscreen on plexiglass plaque
150 x 400 x 5 cm / 59 x 157 1/2 x 1 7/8 in
RONDI30730

 

300'000 CHF

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UGO RONDINONE
elftermaizweitausendundeinundzwanzig
2021
Acrylic on canvas; 2 parts
2 parts, each ø 90  cm / ø 35 3/8  in
RONDI48482

 

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JOSH SMITH
Untitled
2008
Mixed media on panel
152.5 x 122 x 4 cm / 60 x 48 x 1 5/8 in
SMITJ45196

 

Upon request

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SUE WILLIAMS
Humanitarian Intervention
2006
Oil and acrylic on canvas
239 x 269 cm / 94 x 106 in
WILLI32785

 

180'000 USD

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MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Small Stuff 1
2017
Oil, pencil on canvas
61 x 45.5 x 2 cm / 24 x 18 x 7/8 in
WILLM43527

 

40'000 USD

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MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Dead Hippie
2019
Inkjet on canvas
251 x 255 x 3 cm / 98 7/8 x 100 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
WILLM45662

 

180'000 USD

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MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Cool Macho Man in Nature
2019
Inkjet on canvas
225 x 165 x 3 cm / 88 5/8 x 65 x 1 1/8 in
WILLM45665

 

130'000 USD

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MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Make Plans God Applauds
2020
Oil on canvas
286.5 x 216 cm / 112 3/4 x 85 in
WILLM47927

 

180'000 USD

Inquire

MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Go Towards the Luddite
2020
Oil on canvas
273 x 180.5 cm / 107 1/2 x 71 in
WILLM47928

 

150'000 USD

Inquire

WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44679

 

Sold

WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44680

 

Sold

WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44681

 

Sold

WYATT KAHN
Untitled
2018
Watercolor and wax pencil on paper
Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 in
Frame 73 x 57 x 5 cm / 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 in
KAHNW44682

 

Sold

TOBIAS PILS
fountains
2019
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 98 x 3 cm / 55 1/8 x 38 5/8 x 1 1/8 in
PILST48271

 

Sold

UGO RONDINONE
zweiterjanuarzweitausendundfünf
2005
Acrylic and glitter on polyester, silkscreen on plexiglass plaque
150 x 400 x 5 cm / 59 x 157 1/2 x 1 7/8 in
RONDI30730

 

300'000 CHF

UGO RONDINONE
elftermaizweitausendundeinundzwanzig
2021
Acrylic on canvas; 2 parts
2 parts, each ø 90  cm / ø 35 3/8  in
RONDI48482

 

Sold

JOSH SMITH
Untitled
2008
Mixed media on panel
152.5 x 122 x 4 cm / 60 x 48 x 1 5/8 in
SMITJ45196

 

Upon request

SUE WILLIAMS
Humanitarian Intervention
2006
Oil and acrylic on canvas
239 x 269 cm / 94 x 106 in
WILLI32785

 

180'000 USD

MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Small Stuff 1
2017
Oil, pencil on canvas
61 x 45.5 x 2 cm / 24 x 18 x 7/8 in
WILLM43527

 

40'000 USD

MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Dead Hippie
2019
Inkjet on canvas
251 x 255 x 3 cm / 98 7/8 x 100 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
WILLM45662

 

180'000 USD

MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Cool Macho Man in Nature
2019
Inkjet on canvas
225 x 165 x 3 cm / 88 5/8 x 65 x 1 1/8 in
WILLM45665

 

130'000 USD

MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Make Plans God Applauds
2020
Oil on canvas
286.5 x 216 cm / 112 3/4 x 85 in
WILLM47927

 

180'000 USD

MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Go Towards the Luddite
2020
Oil on canvas
273 x 180.5 cm / 107 1/2 x 71 in
WILLM47928

 

150'000 USD