Purple Diary

[July 20 2011]

Gardar Eide Einarsson curates his first show at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles

On Saturday, Los Angeles gallery Honor Fraser opened It’s Great to be
in New Jersey
curated by Gardar Eide Einarsson. In addition to his own
presentations at museum and galleries, Einarsson has curated several exhibitions including Blankness is Not a Void at the
Standard Oslo. For this show, Einarsson includes some
of his recurring favorites such as Banks Violette and Wolfgang
. As a curator, Einarsson often selects works which share an
affinity to his own work. However, for It’s Great to be in New Jersey
many of the images – such as Dawn Mellor’s vibrant and aggressive painting
and the prints of Linder – work outside the conventions of the
cold-edged punk aesthetic which has become a hallmark for
Einarsson. The exhibition marks a growth for the artist as curator and
presents viewers a more sophisticated range of styles for
understanding the subcultures which dominate so many artists’
practices. Photo of a work by Linder and text Juliana Balestin

It’s Great to be
in New Jersey
artists is on view through August 27 at Honor Fraser, 2622 S. LA Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles.

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