Preview: David HochbaumJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007
"Prepared For Anything"
"Sympathy For Prey"
"To The Winds"
"You Are Not Falling, You Are Floating"
Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present To The Winds a continuation of Fool's Paradise, first shown in New York in the spring of 2007. Exhibiting his first solo for Corey Helford Gallery, artist David Hochbaum explores the ideas of detachment and confusion in one's home and familiar surroundings. Creating a narrative about human behavior, his work is an alchemic mixture of history, astronomy, sex and iconoclastic symbols. The characters, an extension of Hochbaum and those close to his life, are messengers, either lost or distracted from their course who search for their higher purpose, as they yearn for peace of mind and spirit. But these characters are not without hope and strength. They continue their mission to relay the message of love and the overcoming of doubt and fear. They listen, and they tell. Striving towards enlightenment, they stand atop the constricting cities carrying the burdens of the human condition, exposing the beauty and truths for all to see. The exhibition will feature a sculpture installation created from hundreds of ladders and faux birds, completing the theme of nomadic displacement. The reception is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 7 to 10pm. To The Winds will be on view until October 6, 2007.
Born in 1971, David Hochbaum was raised in suburban New City, New York. Feeling like an outsider, he connected with the energy and decadence of Manhattan. Hochbaum turned to art as a form of self-expression, and in 1991 attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, he returned to New York where he currently resides in Manhattan. Hochbaum is known for his unique photo constructions—paintings built on photographs and images—which take on a sculptural quality. He has exhibited in numerous galleries worldwide, including McCaig-Welles Gallery, James Anthony Gallery, Strychnin Gallery, in Berlin and New York, and the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles, and his work has been included in several art fairs such as Scope and Bridge Art Fair. For more information about the artist, please visit www.davidhochbaum.com.
See also www.coreyhelfordgallery.com.