Opening Preview Thursday 2nd May 2019, 6pm - 8pm
in collaboration with Carl Kostyál Gallery
Echoes in the Neurochamber
Thursday 2nd May 2019
6pm – 8pm
3rd May – 28th June 2019
Via Vincenzo Gioberti 1, 20123
Echoes in the Neurochamber
02/05 – 28/06, 2019
Castiglioni, in collaboration with Carl Kostyal, is pleased to present “Echoes in the Neurochamber”, first solo show in Milan by Henry Gunderson (b.1990).
For the exhibition, Gunderson presents a selection of unpublished works: four emblematic and vouyeristic reproductions of components and / or details Personal Computers.
The artist attempt to go through the intimacy and technology function of these lifeless objects showing them from afar, taking them out of their natural context; whereby their peculiarities become aesthetic details which the artist can intervene on, altering and making them elements that let the viewer humanize the object in the canvas.
A short circuit is created and it causes a sense of alienation within the works.
The computer, the basic element on which our contemporaneity is founded, becomes an element of anxiety: It became a reflection on the close correlation between us and our dependence to digital technologies.
Henry Gunderson’s works are a psychological reflection through his aesthetics on the contemporary. They are rigorous works and rich in details that give us a dissonant specter of emotions ranging from funny to disturbing, without ever losing their accuracy.
San Francisco, U.S.A., 1990.
Lives and works in New York, U.S.A.
Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:
2018 “Formula One”, Carl Kostyál Gallery, London, UK; 2017 “Emancipation Affirmations”, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; 2016 “Shoes”, Etc, 247365, New York, NY; 2015 “Two & Two”, 247365, New York, NY; 2014 “ +0-000-000-0000”, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Group Exhibitions: 2019 “Malmö Sessions”, Carl Kostyál Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; 2018 “Body, Curtain, Advance”, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; “The Ashtray Show”, Fisher Parish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; 2017 “Pharmacy for Idiots”, Rob Tufnell, Cologne, Germany; 2016 “No Free Tax Art Month”, 247365, New York, NY; “The Lamp Show”, 99¢ Plus, Brooklyn, NY; 2015 “Anderson’s Hidden Game”, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; “Believe You Me: Frank Benson, Dora Budor, Henry Gunderson, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ryan Trecartin”, 247365, New York, NY.
1. Henry Gunderson Casing, 2019 Acrylic on Canvas 157.50h x 71w cm
2. Henry Gunderson Back (plugs), 2019 Acrylic on Canvas 157.50h x 71w cm
3. Henry Gunderson Neurochamber, 2019 Acrylic on Canvas 157.50h x 157.50w cm
4. Henry Gunderson Hard Drive, 2019 Acrylic on Canvas 157.48h x 157.48w cm