FraenkelLAB Announcing Its First Exhibition In San Francisco

DOUG PADGETT , Untitled (double light switch I), 2013
DOUG PADGETT , Untitled (double light switch I), 2013

FraenkelLAB is announcing its first exhibition, Home Improvements, curated by John Waters. This eclectic group exhibition will encompass works in a wide range of media by Martin Creed, Moyra Davey, Vincent Fecteau, Paul Gabrielli, gelitin, Paul Lee, Tony Matelli, Doug Padgett, Karin Sander, Gedi Sibony, Lily van der Stokker, and George Stoll.

John Waters describes the exhibition as “a celebration of the low-tech concept of ‘remodeling’. These twelve artists’ humble but surprisingly imperious paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings will hopefully make any serious property owner want to throw caution to the wind, pack up their living space, and start over.”

Featured in Home Improvements are works that transform the mundane and pay tribute to quotidian domestic materials: shopping bags, a wall mirror, bath towels, staples, a stroller. Other works reveal unexpected aesthetic pleasure in overlooked fixtures of the home, such as a light switch, a floor mat, stereo equipment, a breaker box, toilet paper, and kitchen sponges.

FraenkelLAB, spearheaded by Frish Brandt and Jeffrey Fraenkel, is a flexible new venue for adventurous artwork in any medium. The works to be presented in the new space may be from any era, and exhibitions often will include artists not currently represented by Fraenkel Gallery. FraenkelLAB is located at 1632 Market Street, directly across from Zuni Café.

Home Improvements: Curated by John Waters
Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 4, 2016

1632 Market Street
San Francisco
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 5pm – 9pm, and by appointment

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