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Sunday, November 30, 2008

MADE in USA: new works by Aron Namenwirth

vertexList has the distinct pleasure to present “Made in U.S.A.”,
a solo exhibition by Aron Namenwirth.

A reception will take place on Saturday, December 13th 2008 from 7pm - 10pm, with the artist in attendance.

The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, February 1st, 2009 (by appointment December 26st through January 8th).

Live performance by glomag at the reception, 8 PM.

"Obama", acrylic on wood panel, 2008

Aron Namenwirth presents “Made in U.S.A.”, a series of meticulously rendered “pixel paintings” depicting current presidential figures (including a winner, loser, and lame-duck), as well as religious prophets and spiritual and cult leaders, and one international villain, along with several abstract works. “Made in U.S.A.” marks several years of diligent work by Namenwirth exposing the manufactured and fabricated reality presented by media production and representation of political figures as celebrities in the post-American era. The work reveals our televised reality as an atomized and reified dislocated abstraction. In other works, global mapping, satellite imagery, and landscape images are fused into a new genre of Cartesian landscapes. Seen as an accumulative process of negation, the renderings merge the tradition of painting with contemporary digital imaging in fragmentary grids that appear as frozen blurs. Namenwirth’s work certainly announces that New Media has become “now” media.
- Charles Beronio

"Hillary", acrylic on wood panel, 2008

vertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm - 6 pm, or by appointment.

We are located between Graham and Manhattan Avenues at 138 Bayard St. For more info
please visit our website or call 646 573 5837.



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