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SELECTED WORKS BY Wyatt Kahn

Late Nite
Wyatt Kahn
Late Nite

2012

Raw canvas on panel

213 x 210 cm
“I would like the viewer to experience the errors in the process that reveal my hand, and a very human experience of imperfection”.

Following the tradition of minimalist abstraction, Wyatt Kahn’s multi-panel paintings are seemingly emptied of content, yet their construction allows for a sophisticated interplay of forms to become the subject of each work.

Kahn’s work evolved from a functional desire to extend the dimensions of an existing painting by adding a second panel. When he saw how this altered the relationship between 2D and 3D, he began assembling small, irregular shaped canvases into larger, more sculptural based works. Instead of drawing out geometric shapes onto the canvas itself, he turned them into physical components, referencing the single and multiple shaped canvases of Ellsworth Kelly.
Sideways
Wyatt Kahn
Sideways

2012

Raw canvas on panel

201 x 157 cm
Late Nite, 2012 and Sideways, 2012 are both inspired by the human figure. Most of the panels are sardined together while others merely touch edges, creating an absence within the whole, or a break in continuity, as well as implying a further remove from the traditionally-shaped canvas. By working in this way, Kahn adds vigour by disrupting the painting’s surface; while the monochrome initially implies an insistent flatness, the dialogue between the adjoining shapes and their overall form creates a tension between surface, structure, and physical depth that remains elegant yet re-complicated.

Text by Gemma de Cruz






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Dawit Abebe    Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    R.H. Quaytman    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Wyatt Kahn's BIOGRAPHY

Wyatt Kahn
Born in 1983, New York, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015
Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, MO, USA

2014
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH
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2013
Wyatt Kahn, T293, Rome, Italy

2012
Wyatt Kahn, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

2011
Wyatt Kahn, Pike Untitled, New York, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014
Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London
A chromatic loss, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Shaped Canvas,Revisited. Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY, USA

2013
Stills, Wyatt Kahn and Wesley Martin Berg, ReMap 4, Athens, GR
Group Show, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
39greatjones, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH
XStraction, The Hole, New York, NY, USA
Bob Zoell/Wyatt Kahn, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY, USA
TEN YEARS, WALLSPACE, New York, NY, USA

2012
Philippe Daerendinger, Sachin Kaeley, Wyatt Kahn and Davina Semo, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva,CH
Not Safe for Work, DUVE Berlin, Berlin, DE
Inter ruption; A Break in the Continuity of the Interstitial Space, curated by Kim Light, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ebb Tide, Rockoon, Los Angeles, CA, USA
MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
Ruins in Reverse, Room East, New York, NY, USA

2011
Point. Line. Plane. Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

2010
Re: CONTEXT, Number 35 Gallery, New York, NY, USA
New Work, New York, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK