March 5, 2015—March 8, 2015 | The Armory Show 2015: March 5th - 8th
James Harris Gallery: Pier 94 – Booth 525
James Harris Gallery is pleased to announce Gary Hill’s participation in the 2015 Armory Show in New York City. The gallery is representing Hill in a solo show of four works including “Inasmuch As It Has Already Taken Place” (2014), “Klein Bottle with the Image of Its Own Making (after Robert Morris)” (2014), “Conundrum” (1995-1998), and “Poor Man’s Guilt” (2007).
Since the 1970’s, Gary Hill has been a foundational figure for new media, innovatively employing new technology with his performance and installation based practice to explore the psychology of the moving image and themes around language and consciousness. His experimental approach offers a self-reflexive perspective that is both poetic and socio-culturally aware. As historian Lynne Cooke asserts in her forward to An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings in 2009, “No artist of Hill’s generation probed this medium with such invasive scrutiny, and none deployed it with such protean irreverence.” Apart from his inclusion in world-renowned public and private collections, Hill has been awarded two Guggenheim fellowships and the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Grant.
Gary Hill is a pioneering artist of new media and video work. His video works incorporate commentaries on society and culture as well as bringing in poetic themes and ideas. Hill considers video as a medium to be the most receptive, flexible, and far-reaching mirror of consciousness. He creates psychological spaces within his artworks that allow viewers to see this mirror of their own consciousness.
Gary Hill lives and works in Seattle, WA. Exhibitions of his work have been presented at museums and institutions worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona; and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, among others. Commissioned projects include works for the Science Museum in London and the Seattle Central Public Library in Seattle, Washington, and an installation and performance work for the Coliseum and Temple of Venus and Rome in Italy. Hill has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the Leone d’Oro Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale (1995), a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award (1998), the Kurt-Schwitters-Preis (2000), and honorary doctorates from The Academy of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland (2005) and Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA (2011).