PIERRE-FRANÇOIS OUELLETTE ART CONTEMPORAIN
PRESENTS ED PIEN AT VOLTA NY 2012


Game of Puppets

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Previews
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Guest of Honor: 11 am - 12 pm (accessible by invitation from VOLTA or with The Armory Show VIP card)
VIP: 12 pm - 2 pm

Public Hours Daily
Thursday, March 8rd, 2 pm - 8 pm
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March, 11am - 7 pm

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New York NY  10001

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Ed Pien at VOLTA NY. This exhibition offers an intimate look at the artist’s multi-faceted practice, featuring a large-scale paper cut work, a rope installation and works from his new “Spectral Drawings” series. This presentation at VOLTA NY precedes several high profile exhibitions featuring Ed Pien in 2012, including his participation in the Sydney Biennale and “Oh Canada” – a survey of important Canadian contemporary artists at MASS MoCA.

Now in its 5th edition, VOLTA NY was introduced in 2008 as a partner to the prestigious Armory Show. VOLTA NY was conceived as a tightly curated solo project fair highlighting the best of today's cutting-edge art to complement its more established sibling. The individual presentations require direct involvement and the presence of the artist, giving the visitor more direct access akin to a studio visit.

For information on hours of operation and tickets as well as general information on the fair please visit the official website at:
http://ny.voltashow.com

PFOAC would like to thank the Canada Council for their support in helping the gallery promoting its artists internationally.

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Ed Pien is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. He has recently been selected by Artistic Directors Gerald McMaster (Curator, AGO) and Catherine de Zegher (former Guest Curator, Department of Drawings, MoMA) to participate in the18th Biennale of Sydney, and by Denise Markonish to present a new work at MassMOCA in 2012. Of note in 2013, a two person show with Kara Walker at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Pien has exhibited nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Drawing Centre, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Centro Nacional é las Artes, Mexico City; the Goethe Institute, Berlin; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, UK; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and La Biennale de Montreal 2000 and 2002. His ambitious large-scale installations, drawings and paper cuts are featured in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Pien’s featured participation in the 2012 Sydney Biennale solidifies the importance and influence of his work at an international level.

Pien draws on sources both Eastern and Western to create his work, including Asian ghost stories, hell scrolls, calligraphic traditions and the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya, creating sensual, drawing-based installations using ink and translucent paper (like Earthly Delights in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts). The spectator is invited to walk into these floor-to-ceiling environments and approach the half-human, half-animal monsters within. Continuing in the vein of light and dark and experiential worlds, the artist presents an intertwined body of work, inviting visitors as witnesses and participants.

For more information on Ed Pien please visit his website: www.edpien.com


WORKS PRESENTED AT VOLTA NY 2012

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Medusa
Medusa
2012
ink on 3M reflector and shoji paper cut
274 x 365 cm (106" x 144")


Game of Puppets
Game of Puppets
2010
ink and Flashe on paper
101 x 203 cm (40" x 80")


Play
Play
2012
rope and hardware
variable dimensions


Medicine   Trophy
Medicine Woman
2011
ink on paper
76 x 111 cm (30" x 44")
SOLD
  The Trophy
2011
ink on paper
76 x 111 cm (30" x 44")
     
The Worshipper Thumb   An Ancient
The Worshipper
2011
ink on paper
76 x 111 cm (30" x 44")
  An Ancient
2011
ink on paper
76 x 111 cm (30" x 44")
     
Tree boy  

Tree house

Treeboy
2011
ink on shoji paper
47 x 71 cm (18.5" x 28")
  Treehouse
2011
ink on shoji paper
46.25 x 68 cm (18.25" x 26.75")
SOLD
   

For more available works by Ed Pien please click here


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PRESS

Bill Clarke. Canada at the New York Fairs: Art from the Upper North Side. Canadian Art March 12, 2012.


ARTIST'S C.V.

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