With a history of presenting progressive exhibitions, Joseph Gross Gallery has fostered international relationships with artists and gallerists alike – committing to the support and promotion of pioneering genres and mediums. This May, the gallery will partner with Mirus Gallery to exhibit a series of works that is at once decadent and subversive. Featuring works by Peter Gronquist, Nathan Wong, Elizabeth Waggett, Kip Omolade, Victor Solomon, Knowledge Bennett, Micah Crandall-Bear, Lyle Owerko and Chris Schulz, Versailles Now is a lesson in luxury and mediums – a nod to the lavish and extravagant display of the palace of Versailles.
Each artist presents a challenge to commodity culture itself by using tropes, materials, and concepts often associated with wealth, quality, and value, with the collective survey of works confusing and appealing viewers. What is value in a world where we seek the cheapest alternatives? How do we identify ourselves through something more than what we own? This visually stunning exhibition of works seeks to answer these questions and more while working within the realm of consumer culture.