Larissa Goldston Gallery is pleased to present Reflexive, the gallery’s second solo exhibition of work by Joey Kötting. The exhibition will be on view from December 16 through February 10.
As the title of the exhibition suggests, Kötting’s new work addresses issues of ego, id, and self-conscious inquiry. An inhabitant of both the physical world and cyberspace, Kötting embraces both spheres. A modern flâneur in the post-photographic era, he captures snapshots of textual references that evoke his place in the world. Graffiti, signage, emails and packaging are all places from which the artist’s birthday or initials can be culled. Kötting then takes these images as reference and, eschewing his previous photographic processes, uses “watercolor as a darkroom” to create a number of oblique portrait paintings.
Also included in the exhibition are a series of highly-reflective monochrome paintings. While these self-referential works evoke portraiture within the context of the exhibition, they also convey intimations of seeing oneself within the world.
Joey Kötting was born in England in 1966. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from Tyler School of Art 1991 and holds a BFA from Brighton Polytechnic. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and has exhibited internationally.
Larissa Goldston Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street, 3rd floor. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at 212-206-7887, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.larissagoldston.com.