PENETRATION: Group Show, curated by Mark Fletcher

June 6 - August 15, 2002

Marianne Boesky and Friedrich Petzel galleries are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition curated by Mark Fletcher.  The exhibition is scheduled for an extended run from June 6 through August 15, 2002 and will be on view at 535 West 22nd Street, Floors 1 & 2, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm.


PENETRATION was initially conceived as a way of thinking about how to organize a cohesive thematic exhibition between two, separate galleries, which, in this case, lay one on top of the other.  Through the process, the exhibition has become a much broader purview into contemporary art making practice within the context of the heightened awareness of the post millennium.  The exhibition explores the more formal, conceptual, architectural and the overtly sexual aspects of this topic, while creating an environment, which engenders an open dialog between more established works with works, which have only recently been made.   


Works to be exhibited range from the various medias of painting, sculpture, drawing, video projection and installation from the 1950’s to the present.  Artists whose work will be included within the exhibition include, Ricci Albenda, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, John Bock, Chris Burden, Maurizio Cattelan, Mat Collishaw, Robert Gober, Douglas Gordon, David Hines, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Gordon Matta-Clark, Donald Moffett, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Gregor Schneider, Sarah Sze, Rudolf Stingel, Francesco Vezzoli and Andy Warhol.