Galerie Nagel Draxler

Mark Dion, John Miller "Mark Dion, John Miller"

Mark Dion & John Miller
Eröffnung: Freitag, 14. September 2018, 18 – 21 Uhr
Opening: Freitag, 14. September, 2018, 6 – 9 pm

Galerie Nagel Draxler
Weydingerstr. 2/4
10178 Berlin

Öffnungszeiten / Hours:
Dienstag – Samstag: 11 – 18 Uhr / Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

MD:JM_Einladung 2018_2
Mark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion, John Miller
Exhibition view, 2018
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelJohn Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelDetail:
John Miller
"Property Values II", 1989
Pappmaché, foam, plaster, plastic models, acrylic paint
Each approx.110 x 14 x 14 cm

Photo: Simon VogelJohn Miller
"I was dead", 1990
Pappmaché, plaster, acrylic paint
104 x 77 cm

Photo: Simon VogelJohn Miller
"Yoke (MP 192)", 1986
Acrylics and modeling paste on plastic letter
49 x 45 x 4 cm

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Collared Peccary", 1990 
Screenprint / aluminum
35 x 60 cm

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Spider Monkey", 1990 
Screenprint / aluminum
35 x 60 cm


Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion & William Schefferine
"Wheelbarrows of Progress - Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version)", 1990
Tropical Vegetation, earth, stones, presstype on red enamel wheelbarrow

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion & William Schefferine
"Wheelbarrows of Progress - Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version)", 1990
Tropical Vegetation, earth, stones, presstype on red enamel wheelbarrow

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion & William Schefferine
"Wheelbarrows of Progress - Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version)", 1990
Tropical Vegetation, earth, stones, presstype on red enamel wheelbarrow

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion & William Schefferine
"Wheelbarrows of Progress - Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version)", 1990
Tropical Vegetation, earth, stones, presstype on red enamel wheelbarrow

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion & William Schefferine
"Wheelbarrows of Progress - Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version)", 1990
Tropical Vegetation, earth, stones, presstype on red enamel wheelbarrow

Photo: Simon Vogel

Pressetext

Galerie Nagel Draxler is happy to present two signature installations by Mark Dion and John Miller from the 1990s. Both artists have always exposed themselves to socially relevant questions within the art context, and developed their own artistic language, which is essential for our gallery‘s program.

The work by Mark Dion that is shown here, is part of the ‚Wheelbarrows in Progress‘ series, exhibited at American Fine Art in 1990. Each wheelbarrow carries a blinded ideology about ‚green‘ issues. In this case the wheelbarrow reflects on the double phenomena of creating zoological rainforests inside cities, whereas at the same time existing rainforest are deforested. The small and mobile reserve represents comically the attempt to domesticate rainforests for our needs.

The brown sculptures are a well-known body of work by John Miller. In the 1980s, coming from the urge to overcome the comprehensive ethos of Abstract Expressionism, Miller began to use brown color as his trademark, „a trademark no one wanted, a repugnant trademark“ (John Miller). By covering collectables like model railway houses put on pedestals with his brown material, he refers to the fetishisation of aesthetic objects in a very cynical/ironical way.