SIGNS AND MESSAGES FROM MODERN LIFE
Tauba Auerbach, Fiona Banner, Alistair Frost, Tobias Rehberger, Stephen Willats

02 November - 16 December 2007

Selected Works

Signs and Messages from Modern Life, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2007
Stephen Willats, Signs And Messages From Modern Life No.6, 1988, photographic prints, photographic dye, Letraset text, pencil, acrylic on paper, 110 x 70 cm each
Alistair Frost, AZQ/(, 2007, oil on canvas, 42 x 30 cm
Tobias Rehberger, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2007
Tauba Auerbach, Yes and No, 2007, photographic print, 30 x 37.5 cm framed
Fiona Banner, Shy Nude (front), 2007, pencil on paper, spray paint, reversed aluminum frame, 79 x 119 cm
Fiona Banner, Shy Nude (back), 2007, pencil on paper, spray paint, reversed aluminum frame, 79 x 119 cm

Press Release

SIGNS AND MESSAGES FROM MODERN LIFE an exhibition of five artists whose work features typography in some form: Tauba Auerbach, Fiona Banner, Alistair Frost, Tobias Rehberger and Stephen Willats.

TAUBA AUERBACH (born 1981 in San Francisco) lives and works in San Francisco. Recent solo exhibitions: The Answer Wasn’t There, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, 2007 and Yes and Not Yes, Deitch Projects, New York, 2006. Recent group shows include; All Time, All the Time, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, 2005; How to Spell the Alphabet, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 2005.

FIONA BANNER (born 1966
in Merseyside) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions: Every Word Unmade, Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin, 2007; The Bastard Word, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, 2007; Fiona Banner, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2006; Nude, Frith Street Gallery, London, 2006. Group shows in 2007 include BodyPoliticX, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam: Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York; Live/Work: Performance into Drawing, MOMA New York.

ALISTAIR FROST (born 1981 in England) recently graduated from MA Painting at the Royal College Of Art, has a residency at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam in 2008-9. Group shows in 2007 include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London (touring to Walsall and Manchester) and True Romance, The Breeder, Athens. In 2006 he had a solo exhibition at In Brief, Jerwood Space, London.

TOBIAS REHBERGER (born 1966 in Germany) lives and works in Frankfurt. Recent solo exhibitions: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2007; On Otto, Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2007; Seven Naked Hermann Hesse Fans and other Gems, Haunch of Venison, London; American Traitor Bitch, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. He exhibited in the Shanghai and Venice biennials in 2006 and 2003 respectively.

STEPHEN WILLATS (born 1943 in London) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions: Person to Person People to People, Milton Keynes Gallery, 2007; How the World is and How it could be, Museum fur Gegenswartkunst Siegen, 2006; From My Mind To Your Mind, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 2006. Recent groups shows: Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican Gallery, 2007; The Secret Public: The Last Days of the British Undergound, Kunstverein München, 2006 (also toured to ICA, London 2007).

For more information please contact Fabio Altamura on 020 8981 9100 or fabio[ATSIGN]katemacgarry.com

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