2011 – Owen Gump Press Release

OWEN GUMP / ISLAND ARC – Opening January 23, 2011 from 4 to 6 PM

For its next exhibition Apartment 2 presents a selection of offset prints by Cologne-based artist Owen Gump from his recent project Island Arc (2010). Building on earlier bodies of work that examined traces of social histories, Island Arc consists of large-format prints of black-and-white photographs taken in various areas in Northern California. Grouped together as assemblages, Gump’s dissimilar photographs loosely suggest associative frameworks that hint at the borders between nature, culture, the conscious and unconscious mind. A newspaper flyer containing an interview between Gump and the artist Benjamin Lord will accompany the exhibition.

Owen Gump was born in Kentfield, California in 1980. He studied at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Thomas Ruff, and the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, with Peter Piller. Recent exhibitions include Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow; Gallery BQ, Berlin; Pied-a-terre, San Francisco and Gallery Clages, Cologne. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany.


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