SHOW ROOM presents...

Thomas Kovachevich:

February 28 - March 30, 2014



Thomas Kovachevich's Alpenglow (SHOW ROOM, 2012)

Callicoon Fine Arts.



SHOW ROOM | Gowanus is proud to announce 2013, the gallery’s second exhibition with Thomas Kovachevich, presented in collaboration with Callicoon Fine Arts. Taking place in three venues, the show displays the body of Kovachevich's work from the past year. The exhibitions will feature immense corrugated sculptures, a luminous column of gummed tape, abstract paintings, and evaporating fountains.

Since beginning his practice as an artist amid his life as a physician, with installation and performance in the late 1960s, Kovachevich has produced work with an openness to natural processes. Receptivity to spans of time also frames the artist’s daily practice, which contains the subtle changes that occur to his works. Marked by barely perceptible movement, or seemingly unexplained phenomena—such as fibrous tape twirling under the effects of humidity in the room—the paintings and sculptures take on new life when exposed to condensation, light, or time.

The sensibility extends to Kovachevich’s use of painting, drawing, and forms of sculptural assembly. In one group of works, corrugated plastic is cut to form wedge-shaped constructions, columns, and giant wheels. In another, dozens of foot-square paintings offer insight into the artist’s diligent practice of painting on black plastic boards.


Thomas Kovachevich was born in Detroit, MI, and lives and works in New York. He has had one-person exhibitions at several museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Albert and Vera List Center at MIT; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  Significant group exhibitions include Documenta 5; exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Detroit Institute of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.


Callicoon Fine Arts: 49 Delancey Street & 124 Forsyth Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan
February 23 – March 30, 2014

SHOW ROOM: 460 Union St., Gowanus, Brooklyn
February 28 – March 30, 2014.

Both gallery's locations are walkable from the F train with stops at Delancey-Essex in Manhattan and Carroll St. in Brooklyn.



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