Artists Space

Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay

April 30 – June 5, 2016

A man in a white shirt and pinstriped vest and pants casually holds a black jacket over one shoulder. "Undoolay" is in pink script on the bottom of the image, crossing over "Elective Affinities".
[A man in a white shirt and pinstriped vest and pants casually holds a black jacket over one shoulder. "Undoolay" is in pink script on the bottom of the image, crossing over "Elective Affinities".]

May 1 – June 5, 2016
Opening Saturday, April 30, 4pm – Sunset

Open Monday – Sunday
Noon – Sunset

A framed painting is hung on a white wall adjacent to an elevator with a decorative sconce installed above the painted white doors. The painting depicts a chained elephant being trained by a woman in a black dress. The woman holds a baton against the elephant
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [A framed painting is hung on a white wall adjacent to an elevator with a decorative sconce installed above the painted white doors. The painting depicts a chained elephant being trained by a woman in a black dress. The woman holds a baton against the elephant's raised foreleg.]
Two paintings and several sculptural elements are installed in a corner. The paintings, one in an oval frame and the other rectangular, have figurative subjects of humans and animals. A whimsical end table is illuminated by a light fixture shaped like a flowering plant whose stem extends from a patterned curtain hung against the wall.
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [Two paintings and several sculptural elements are installed in a corner. The paintings, one in an oval frame and the other rectangular, have figurative subjects of humans and animals. A whimsical end table is illuminated by a light fixture shaped like a flowering plant whose stem extends from a patterned curtain hung against the wall.]
Two foldable room dividers are installed in a large gallery. Multiple paintings are hung on the dividers, each depicting a scene of men in public and private spaces, engaged in various activities of work and leisure.
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [Two foldable room dividers are installed in a large gallery. Multiple paintings are hung on the dividers, each depicting a scene of men in public and private spaces, engaged in various activities of work and leisure.]
Two unframed paintings are hung on a foldable room divider in a gallery. The larger painting depicts the interior of a classroom with four ambiguous figures. The smaller painting shows a man poised mid-dance.
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [Two unframed paintings are hung on a foldable room divider in a gallery. The larger painting depicts the interior of a classroom with four ambiguous figures. The smaller painting shows a man poised mid-dance.]
Multiple paintings are hung on white walls, some in rounded frames, depicting various people in outdoor settings. Suspended from the ceiling is a sculpture in the shape of an inverted cone and covered in artificial plants. Multicolored streamers hang from the base of the sculpture.
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [Multiple paintings are hung on white walls, some in rounded frames, depicting various people in outdoor settings. Suspended from the ceiling is a sculpture in the shape of an inverted cone and covered in artificial plants. Multicolored streamers hang from the base of the sculpture.]
An off-white curtain hangs from a wooden four-poster bed frame. One side of the curtain is partially open, revealing a patterned chaise lounge and a framed image on a blue chain.
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [An off-white curtain hangs from a wooden four-poster bed frame. One side of the curtain is partially open, revealing a patterned chaise lounge and a framed image on a blue chain.]
A glossy black frame surrounds a painting of a man in a grey suit seated at a table. The man is wearing a white earpiece and is leaning forward towards a microphone. His fingers are tented on top of the table in an emphatic gesture.
Installation view from Lukas Duwenhögger: Undoolay, Artists Space, 2016. Photo credit: Jean Vong [A glossy black frame surrounds a painting of a man in a grey suit seated at a table. The man is wearing a white earpiece and is leaning forward towards a microphone. His fingers are tented on top of the table in an emphatic gesture.]

Leading Exhibition Supporters:
The Friends of Artists Space; The 40 Years Artists Space Program Fund; Charles Asprey

Exhibition Supporters Circle:
Simone Battisti; Daniel Buchholz & Christopher Müller; Eleanor Cayre; Igor DaCosta; Lonti Ebers; Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg; Nicoletta Fiorucci (Fiorucci Art Trust, London); Günter Lorenz; Konstantinos Papageorgiou; Eleanor H. Propp; César & Mima Reyes; Rodeo; Alexander Schröder

Exhibition Contributors:

A transparent navy logo for ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
[A transparent navy logo for ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)]

With special thanks to Helene Winer, Sylvia Kouvali, Luisa Ausenda, Cemal Almurat and to all the lenders to the exhibition.

A companion exhibition of Lukas Duwenhögger's work will take place at Raven Row in London from June 30 through September 18, 2016.