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Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Aggregates

  • Marc Handelman
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    Marc Handelman, Detail of: Touching Lives, Improving Life, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Landscape with a Claude Glass, 2012
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    Marc Handelman, Mire, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Somnambulist, 2015
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    Marc Handelman, The Triple Bottom Line, 2011-15
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    Marc Handelman, The Triple Bottom Line, 2011-15
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    Marc Handelman, Vital Accumulation, 2015
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    Marc Handelman, Mt. Tam, 2012
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    Marc Handelman, Mt. Tam, 2012
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    Marc Handelman, Lacuna, 2015
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    Marc Handelman, Dear Stakeholder, 2014
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    Marc Handelman, Who We Are, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Who We Are, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Obake, 2015
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    Marc Handelman, The Art of Adding Value, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Touching Lives, Improving Life, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Mirror, 2013
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    Marc Handelman, Mirror, 2013
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Press for Aggregates

Current Exhibitions at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.


Drawings

  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2020
  • Closes: Sep. 30, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

György Kepes/Cameron Martin

  • Cameron Martin,
  • György Kepes,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

As the Ground Turns Solid

  • Zipora Fried,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pictures of Paint and Museum of Ashes

  • Vik Muniz,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Property Rights

  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Terry Haggerty

  • Terry Haggerty,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: May. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Come Softly to Me

  • Louis Fratino,
  • Opens: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Closes: May. 24, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Whole Picture

  • Zipora Fried,
  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Thomas Pihl,
  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In a Few Words

  • Steven Evans,
  • Jenny Holzer,
  • Glenn Ligon,
  • Marlene McCarty,
  • Lorna Simpson,
  • Gran Fury,
  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In a Lighter Place

  • Brenda Goodman,
  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Quality of Life

  • Jennifer Packer,
  • Opens: Nov. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 19, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Enormity of Time

  • Marlene McCarty,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Luiz Zerbini,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Down Side Up

  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Erin Shirreff

  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Opens: Apr. 13, 2018
  • Closes: May. 19, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vital

  • Maria Nepomuceno,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Deana Lawson,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Onrush of Scenery

  • Leonardo Drew,
  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Marc Handelman
  • Luiz Zerbini,
  • Opens: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings

  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Opens: Nov. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

As I Went Walking

  • Josephine Halvorson,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The most Astounding and Important Painting show of the fall Art Show viewing season!

  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Album

  • Vik Muniz,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2014
  • Closes: May. 10, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soldier

  • Suzanne Opton,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blingo

  • Kay Rosen,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 18, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Deana Lawson, Judy Linn, & Paul Mpagi Sepuya

  • Deana Lawson,
  • Judy Linn,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Arturo Herrera

  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Keiichi Tanaami

  • Keiichi Tanaami,
  • Opens: Sep. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Burt Barr

  • Burt Barr,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show

  • Antony,
  • Marc Handelman
  • Marlene McCarty,
  • Jorge Queiroz,
  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Sep. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Afterword

  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Genre Paintings

  • Merlin James,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sheila Hicks

  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Nov. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Harold Edgerton

  • Harold Edgerton,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Aggregates

  • Marc Handelman
  • Opens: Mar. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 11, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Arm's Length

  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2015
  • Closes: May. 22, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Terry Haggerty

  • Terry Haggerty,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Perhappiness

  • Luiz Zerbini,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 04, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Leonardo Drew,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Amplitude

  • Jennie C. Jones,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

stuff change

  • Amy Sillman,
  • Opens: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Larry Walker

  • Larry Walker,
  • Opens: Jun. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 15, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

More Simply Put

  • Lucas Blalock,
  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Maria Nepomuceno,
  • Opens: May. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: May. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Epistemes

  • Vik Muniz,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Turn Up the Bass

  • Arlene Shechet,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings for Persons

  • Merlin James,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

It Didn't Turn Out the Way I Expected

  • Tony Feher,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Mar 12 - Apr 11, 2015

  • Reception: Mar 12, 6 - 8pm

Where

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

  • 530 W 22nd St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.929.2262

About

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is proud to present Aggregates, a solo exhibition of work by Marc Handelman on view from March 12 to April 11, 2015.

Marc Handelman’s exhibition features twelve new paintings and an artist’s book and examines how our understanding of Nature is deeply affected by ideological, societal, and art historical ideals, fears, and fantasies. Handelman traces the re-emergence of a rhetoric of nature in its idealization and fetishization through the advertising and branding of corporate, state and imperial mythology. In paintings, installations, artist’s books, and other media, he continues to focus on the use of the traditional and outmoded genre of landscape as it takes new forms in mass culture including its relationship to an image ecology – how images are reproduced, merged, multiplied, mutated, and remediated in and out of the digital world.

With an airy pastel palette recalling the delicate color and light of Rococo pastorals, the paintings draw on stock images, art history, and the recurring tropes found in corporate environmental reporting. The works disrupt and complicate correspondences between figure and ground, subject and object, and interior to exterior while addressing our tendency to anthropomorphize, and gender the natural world.

Several of the paintings are coated with retroreflective “projection screen glass” – a material used in older forms of projection screens. The effect of this application suggests a back-lit or screen-based visual experience, and creates an unstable viewing relationship where the image flickers and shifts according to one’s gaze. In all these works, the image of Nature both elicits and fails to represent a coherent and unambiguous identity. Distorting collective Romantic fantasies about Nature, the paintings seek to show what is “unnatural” in our endless naturalisms, and contest the illusory separation of Nature and Society.

The themes of an institutionalized and normalizing nature are expanded in the artist’s book, which lies at the center of the exhibition. Comprising 2,700 pages spread out over 18 binders laid side by side on a long table, the work’s gradual monumentality builds between the repetition and banality of the materials culled from corporate sustainability reports. Also known as “Environmental Reports” or “Corporate Social Responsibility Reports,” these documents were developed by public relations firms to counter the disastrous image crisis for many companies in the wake of widely publicized environmental catastrophes beginning in the 1980s. The reports often perversely re-narrate the legally binding forms of environmental and social compliance (such as the clean up of toxic sites) under the guise of “saving the planet” or the company’s altruistic and environmental philanthropy. Handelman has organized the binders into a disturbing and often humorous taxonomy, displaying an uncanny similarity and infinite mutability of these iconographic clichés, and their fantastical construction of Nature and ethics.

Marc Handelman is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally. Recent exhibitions and projects have taken place at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm (2014); P!, New York (2013); and American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2013). Handelman is a faculty member at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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