EXHIBITION

Stan Gaz, Butterfly 1
Butterfly 1
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 2
Butterfly 2
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 3
Butterfly 3
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 4
Butterfly 4
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 5
Butterfly 5
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 6
Butterfly 6
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 7
Butterfly 7
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 8
Butterfly 8
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 9
Butterfly 9
Stan Gaz, Butterfly 10
Butterfly 10
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 1
Astronaut 1
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 2
Astronaut 2
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 4
Astronaut 4
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 5
Astronaut 5
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 6
Astronaut 6
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 7
Astronaut 7
Stan Gaz, Astronaut 10
Astronaut Consumed by Black Butterfly
Stan Gaz, Winter Game
Winter Game
Stan Gaz, Hunter on Mule with Hunter Wearing Ear Protection
Hunter on Mule with Hunter Wearing Ear Protection
Stan Gaz, Hunter with Elk Antlers 2
Hunter with Elk Antlers 2
Stan Gaz, Hunter Clutching Rifle
Hunter Clutching Rifle
Stan Gaz, Hunters with Elk Antlers
Hunters with Elk Antlers
Stan Gaz, Elk Locking Antlers
Elk Locking Antlers
Stan Gaz, Butterfly Net
Butterfly Net
Stan Gaz, Video
Ensnared
Stan Gaz, Ensnared Exhibition
Exhibition Image
Ensnared, Installation image
Exhibition image
Installation_02
Exhibition image
Installation image
Exhibition image

May 17 – June 23, 2012

Opening reception:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“There is that in me that has to be told fifty times a day: Stop hunting. Step on this net.” —Rumi (1207-1273)

ClampArt is pleased to present “Ensnared”—an exhibition of painted photographs, video, and sculpture by artist, Stan Gaz. In his second solo show at the gallery, Gaz departs from the large-scale landscape photographs of meteorite impact craters from his last series, and turns inward—producing objects that allude to specific events in his own life. “Ensnared” considers themes of loss, transformation, and memory. Throughout these images, ensnarement is allegorized by the actions and effects of the archetypes of the hunter and the hunted. Gaz finds these roles to be oddly interchangeable, caught in a cycle in which each is incarcerated by the other—trapped by longing, manipulation, and other forms of daily violence.

Divided into three suites or chapters, “Ensnared” includes painted photographs of vintage butterfly specimens, images taken during winter hunting expeditions in the Western United States, and haunting prints of an astronaut armed with a butterfly net out to catch fleeting samples of a vanishing world. The exhibition also includes video footage of the astronaut in Central Park, along with a massive, twenty-foot, stainless steel sculpture representing his net.

Stan Gaz is a native of the desert and a graduate of Art Center in California. His work has been extensively exhibited in the United States for over a decade. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Work by Stan Gaz

Press Releases

Press Coverage

Blog Posts