All of This and Nothing
01.04. - 02.29, 2020
Beijing 1st Space
Tang Contemporary Art is proud to announce the opening of “All of This and Nothing,” a solo show by American artist Michael Zelehoski, opening January 4, 2020, in the Beijing gallery’s first space. In his 2017 solo show “Inner Space,” at Tang Contemporary’s Hong Kong gallery, we saw him physically deconstruct ordinary found objects and collapse them into two-dimensional space in order to activate them on the level of our perception. In this exhibition, Zelehoski pushes this process further both conceptually and practically, revealing found objects as contemporary embodiments of ancient systems and structures.
Installation 2 (Barricades)
Reconfigured barricades Dimensions Variable 2019
Red Pallet 2
Reconfigured pallet and phenolic plywood 114 × 112 cm 2019
Reconfigured barricade, plywood and phenolic plywood 76 × 51 cm 2019
Reconfigured pallet and phenolic plywood 137 × 99 cm 2019
Reconfigured box and phenolic 99 × 74 cm 2018
Reconfigured pallet and phenolic plywood 74 x 48 cm 2019
B.1979, Concord, MA, USA
BA from the Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile
Michael Zelehoski is an American artist who lives and works in Newburgh and Brooklyn, New York. He received his Associates of Art degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a BA from the Universidad Finis Terrae, in Santiago, Chile. Michael Zelehoski’s return to the United States after six years in South America. Zelehoski's work involves the literal collapse of three-dimensional objects, and he re-defines the material character into two-dimensional space.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with works residing in private and public collections around the world, most notably in the Musée National d’Art - Centre Pompidou in Paris, which acquired his 40 ft. monumental piece Open House in the Spring of 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include: All of This and Nothing - Michael Zelehoski, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China (2020); All of This and Nothing, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2020); Untitled, Miami Beach, Florida, USA (2018); Things Fall Apart, Backslash, Paris, France (2018); Inner Space, Tang Contemporary, Hong Kong (2017) and New Order, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA (2015). In March 2019, he installed a major work “The Rapture” in the center of Times Square in New York city.
He has also received numerous awards, honored by the Staten Island Museum and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, among others.The artist and his work have been written about in The New York Times’ T Magazine, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, Design Milk, and World Sculpture News, among many others.