EXHIBITION

Ion Zupcu, Dear Frank
Dear Frank
Ion Zupcu, Birds In Moonlight
Birds in Moonlight
Ion Zupcu, Turn
Turn
Ion Zupcu, Sudden Thoughts
Sudden Thoughts
Ion Zupcu, Close
Close
Ion Zupcu, Birds in Mind
Birds in Mind
Ion Zupcu, Here Comes Andy
Here Comes Andy
Ion Zupcu, Large Number Hopes
Large Number of Hopes
Ion Zupcu, After Andy Warhol
After Andy Warhol
Ion Zupcu, Good Morning, Karl
Good Morning Karl
Ion Zupcu, Existence
Existence
Ion Zupcu, Square Separation
Square Separation
Ion Zupcu, Circle Separation
Circle Separation
Ion Zupcu, Unfinished Target
Unfinished Target
Ion Zupcu, Target Study #2
Target Study #2
Ion Zupcu, Miss Me
Miss Me?
Ion Zupcu, Plant Without a Flower
Plant Without a Flower
Ion Zupcu, Woman
Woman
Ion Zupcu, Four
Four
Ion Zupcu, Hello Mr. Picasso, Have We Met?
Hello Mr. Picasso, Have We Met?
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, installation shot 1
Installation Image 1
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, installation image 2
Installation Image 2
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, installation image 3
Installation Image 3
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, Installation image 4
Installation Image 4
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, Installation image 5
Installation Image 5
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, installation image 6
Installation Image 6
Ion Zupcu, New works on paper, installation image 7
Installation Image 7

March 27 – April 26, 2008

Opening reception:
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ClampArt is proud to present “New Works on Paper,” an exhibition of abstract photographs by Romanian-born artist, Ion Zupcu. This is the photographer’s second show at the gallery.

Zupcu employs the simplest of means. Manipulating black sheets of paper, he creates small sculptural objects that he shoots in straightforward studio light. However, the results as far from obvious. As Jan Staller writes in the accompanying catalogue: “With disarming economy, Zupcu employs the sparest of materials and techniques to break down the expected three-dimensional illusion of photographic space.” He continues, “Zupcu’s work calls to mind the early 20th century abstract photographs of Man Ray and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. While their photographs involved graphic arrangements, Zupcu pushes his investigations into spatial illusion.”

Many of the artist’s newest pieces take on a whimsical tone with titles that clue the viewer in to some of his inspirations. One work echoes an Andy Warhol flower painting by simply arranging a few curls of paper. Another nods to Frank Stella’s geometric abstractions with the simple placement of a series of folded paper sheets.

The exhibition is accompanied by the release of a limited-edition catalogue with an essay by Jan Staller (Softcover, 52 pages, $20).

Work by Ion Zupcu

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