Do you like ghost stories? Want some new nightmares?
The invocation of Omul Negru at Galeria Nicodim in Bucharest, and then again with its resurrection at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles was an alignment of anthropology, ritual magic and sacrilegious geometry set inside curatorial red rooms. The corresponding codex is at once a grimoire and a folklore as much as it is an exhibition catalogue and an anthology of evil. It will define a new kind of pornography and should not be treated lightly as it possesses the most evil representations of humankind's darkest nadir.
The book contains texts from Aaron Moulton, Alissa Bennett, Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Reverend Jim Jones, Albert Fish, et al.
In conjunction with her current eponymous exhibition at the gallery, Ecaterina Vrana's new book As I Lay Living has been released.
Please contact the gallery for more info or copies of the catalog.
Ghenie, who was born in 1977, is known for moody paintings, often portraits or interiors, that he bedecks with patches of brushy abstraction. Michaël Borremans and Luc Tuymans may come to mind as precedents when viewing his canvases.
The painter has been features solo shows at S.M.A.K. Ghent, the MCA Denver, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and been in included in quite a few international group shows. He’s represented by Pace, Tim Van Laere Gallery, and Galerie Judin, and is cofounder of Galeria Plan B, which has locations in Cluj and Berlin. He lives and works in Cluj and Berlin.
After five years in Culver City, we are pleased to announce our new exhibition space in Downtown Los Angeles. Please join us on Saturday January 31st for an opening reception for our inaugural group show, with works from Adrian Ghenie, Michiel Ceulers, Stefania Batoeva, Serban Savu, Nathlie Provosty, and Razvan Boar.