Uri Aran '07 in Solo Exhibit, 'House'
BY Audrey Deng, March 28, 2020
Alumnus Uri Aran '07 is currently featured in a solo show titled House in Gavin Brown’s enterprise (GBE) New York location.
Calling an art show House conjures up images of domestic spaces. But, as the gallery states in their press release, “this literal transposition does not track.”
Though the title does draw out certain homely elements in the show—the show features various pieces of home furniture—it also generates dissonance, as the pieces of furniture are in various states of transfiguration and transformation. “Written language provides a philosophical structure,” writes the gallery. “Aran has created something like a vocabulary or alphabet, albeit an inscrutable one.”
Aran has said, in his bio for another gallery show, “The discord of meaning in language is something I’m interested in...I don’t know if it’s because English is not my mother tongue; I see a delay of meaning. I see things as mediated—almost everything is quoted.”
This is not the first time GBE has worked with Aran; this is the sixth show featuring Aran’s work at GBE in the last eight years.
Uri Aran is a Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1977 in Israel. His work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Sadie Coles HQ, London (Davies Street). Uri Aran has been featured in articles for ArtLyst and ARTnews. The most recent article is “What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries,” written for the New York Times Magazine in February 2020.
GBE is currently closed in both its New York and Rome locations due to COVID-19-related concerns. Announcements to follow on March 31. However, the gallery maintains a virtual space on their website, Instagram, and online viewing rooms. House is scheduled to close on April 5. It’s unclear if there will be a postponement in light of the current situation.