Matthew McCaslin ‘Electric Banana’

Fri 25 Mar 2016 - Sat 14 May 2016


For more than thirty years, Mathew McCaslin has been travelling and creating site-specific art.  His work is exciting and often unsettling. He paints landscapes, both physically and metaphorically with electricity. He uses electricity in its rawest form, as a source of light. His light pieces dig deep into our emotions and they create endless environments. His calm, beautiful and thoughtful sculptures are unsettling and almost alien. They draw us into a world of infinite possibility far beyond what we know and are comfortable with.

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Collections

Portland Art Museum
LA MoCA
Dallas Art Museum
Frac du Nord, Lille, France
National Collection of France
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt
Ludwig Museum, Cologne
Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France
Frac du Bourgogne
Museum of Art, St. Gallen
Museum of Modern Art, Lichtenstein
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Walker Art Museum
Jewish Museum, NY
Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY
Jeannie Goetz
Progressive Collection
Norton Family Foundation
Martin Z Margulies Collection
Rubell Collection
Sprengel Museum, Hanover
Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
Tribute to A Moment, 1992
Installation at MoMA
Group Exhibitions
2015 Kunslicht, Galerie Lange + Pult, Zurich
Courants Alternatifs, Triple V Galerie, Paris
2014 La vérité avant-dernière – Galerie De Multiples, Paris
By Destiny, Arario Gallery, South Korea
Boca Raton Art Museum, Florida
Monochromes and Readymades, Collection Mathieu Mercier, Centre d’arte de l’Onde, France
2013 Junkies’ Promises, curated by Ivan Navarro Paul Kasmin Gallery
Trouble Every Day; Johannes Vogt Gallery; New York, NY
Art et Architecture; Steven Vail Fine Art; Iowa City, IA
40 Years at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Amback and Rice, LA, CA
The Krazy House curated by Rineke Djikstra Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt
Schauplatz; Stilper Procktraum; Frankfurt, Germany
2012 Trees for Life, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2011 Situation NY 1986, Art + Public, Geneve, Switzerland
La Chasse au Snark, GDM, Paris
25 Jahre, Galerie Sima, Nurnburg, Germany
Brut de Decoffrage, ancienne eglise Saint Philibert, Dijon, France
New Wallworks, Maryland Art Place
Super Real Hyper Wrong, Hausler Contemporary Art, Munich
Collection, MMK Frankfurt, Germany
2010 Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush Artists and Projects, Gering and Lopez Gallery, New York
Reinventing Ritual, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Fiat Lux! Velan Art Center, Turin, Italy
2009 Portrait of the Artist as a Biker, Collection of Olivier Mosset, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
Reinventing Ritual, The Jewish Museum, New York
Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York
N’importe quoi, Musee d’art Contemporain Lyon, France
2008 Micro-narratives, Musee d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, France
The Morning After: Videoarbeiten der Sammlung Goetz, Weserburg Museum fur moderne Kunst Bremen
REVISITED, by Dan Walsh, at la Salle de Bains, Lyon
“Call It What You Like”, Art Center Silkeborg
NMWB WESERBURG MUSEUM -BREMEN
2007 48th October Salon: Micro-narratives, Belgrade, Serbia
Lust for Life, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Foodscapes, Art and Gastronomy, Parma, Italy
Die Sammlung Ricke, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein
The Eye of the Storm, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Rolf Ricke Collection, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
The Eventual, Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Touch-down, Galerie Friedrich, Basel Switzerland
2006 Light Works, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
Review : vid?s et films de la collection Pierre Huber, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
Selections from the Collection, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Kit OParts, La Salle de Bains: past, present and future, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland
2005 Private View, 1980 2000, Collection Pierre Huber, Le Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts
MINIMAL ILLUSION , Villa Merkel
Domicile, Musee d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, France
Avance Rapido: Media Art de la Coleccion Goetz , Centro Cultural
Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
Sweet Temptations – Dialogues with the Collecton of
Rolf Ricke, Museum of Modern Art, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Drawing Show, Galeries Schmidt MacZollek
The Giving Person, Museum of Modern Art, Naples, Italy
2004 A Angles vifs, capcMusee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Editions Fawbush Collection, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
DA SEIN , Ernst Barlach Museum
Following and to be Followed, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Segni di luce, A Arte Studio Invernizzi, Milano
Brooklyn Works, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Flower Power, Museum of Modern Art, Lille, France
2003 Fast Forward Media Art/Sammlung Goetz, ZKM- Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany
40th Anniversary, Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany, curated by Gunther Umberg
Following and to be Followed, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Video Plus, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnatti, Ohio
Valencia Bienalle, curated by Lorand Hegyi
Video Mix, Arario Gallery, South Korea, curated by Mary Dinaburg
Imago Musee de Beaux Arts, Dole, France
2002 Body Power/Power Play, Worttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
Seven Grays, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY curated by Dan Walsh
Tempo, Museum of Modern Art New York, curated by Paolo Hirkenhoff
New Media Exhibit, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA; curated by Sandra Gering
2001 Works, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Energy Inside, Falconer Gallery at Grinnell University, Grinnell, IA
Figures Libres, FracFrance-Comte, Dole, France
Night on Earth, Stasticsche Kunsthalle, Musnter, Germany, curated by Ralf Christofori
Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel Switzerland
Collection show at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Young at Art: Youthful Inspirations, Jersey City, NJ
Media Connec tion, Palazzo Della Eposizioni, Rome, Italy; La-triennale, Milan, Italy; curated by Gianni Romano
Perfect 10, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Retrospective Survey: 1987-2000, Wanas Foundation, Wanas, Sweden
Arsenal Armory, The Wandelhalle, Cologne, Germany
2000 Walking, University Galleries, Illinois State University; Normal, IL Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Objects that Flicker: ArtistsVideos for the Home, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Dinge, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Speed of Vision, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
The Light Show, Gale Gates, et al, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Christine Y. Kim
Light x 8: The Hanukkah project 2000, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Symbols of Survival, The Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
16 Americans, Hallway, London, England
City of Lights: Art Walk, Chanel, New York, organized by Downtown Arts Projects, curated by Simon Watson
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Endgames, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
As Far As the Eye Can See, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Das Davernde, Kunster-lerwerk statt, Munich, Germany
Une Histoire parmi d’autres, Collection Michel Poitevin, Frac Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium
Bloom, Contemporary Art Garden, Brescia, Italy, curated by Gianni Romano
1998 Off the Wall, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
I Love New York, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Dijon/le Consortium, coll tout contre l’art contemporain, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Raw Ideas, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
Poseidons Auge, Handelsfafen der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria
Es grnt so grn, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Rights of Spring, PPOW, New York
Installation, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, curated by Marika Wachtmeister
1997 2000 minus 3, Neu Gallery, Graz, Austria
Istanbul Bienal, curated by Rosa Martinez, Istanbul, Turkey
The Concrete Signal, William Patterson College , NJ, curated by Robert Costa
New Works, Feigen Inc., Chicago, IL
1996 Luminous Bodies, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sculpture for the Twenty-first Century, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
The Lay of the Land, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Form als Ziel mundet immer in Formalismus, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Berechenbarkeit der Welt, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Drawings, Sandra Gering, New York, NY
Wanas, Knislinge, Sweden
Departure Lounge, The Clocktower, New York, NY
The Bare Wall!…, Michael Klein Gallery, NY
Masculine Measures, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Constructions, Michael Klein Gallery, New York, NY
Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Urban Structures, Elf Kunstler aus New York, Kunstlerwerstatt, Munich, Germany
Bonne Annee, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
1995 Drawn on the Museum, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Inaugural Exhibition, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, NY
Oltre la Normalita Concentrica, Citta di Padova, Padua, Italy
Low Tech, Galerie Christine Koenig, Vienna
Skew: The Unruly Grid, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Rainer Ganahl and Matthew McCaslin, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Art at the Anchorage, Brooklyn Anchorage, NY
Passions Privees, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Burning Down the House, Anthony Reynolds, London
Wandstucke III, Bob Van Orsouw Galerie, Zurich
1994 Not Quiet, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Country Sculpture, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Castello di Rivara, Italy
Der Stand der Dinge, K?nischer Kunstverein, Germany
IVA IT-Festival, Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
L’objects dans l’art contemporain, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Choix de Bruxelles, Espace Jacqmotte, Bruxelles, Belgium
Adieu, les fronti?s!, Bob Van Orsouw, Zrich, Switzerland
Joe’s Garage, TZ’art & Co., New York, NY
1993 Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
More than Zero, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
Im Blau, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Project of the Wandelhalle, Cologne, Germany, curated by Peter Stilper
Cartographies Imaginaries, Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Nord-pas de Clais, France
Transient Decor, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
The Nightshade Family, Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany
Pretty Visible, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Portland Collects, Portland Museum of Fine Art, Portland, OR
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Prospect 93, Schiern Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Simply Made in America, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1992 Three or More, a Multiple Exhibit, Spiral/Wacoal Art Canter, Tokyo, Japan
Translation, curated by Kim Levin, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Works-Concepts-Processes-Situations-Information, curated by Robert Nickas, Galerie 1900-2000 & Galerie de Poche, Paris, France
Felix Gonzales Torres, Liz Larner, Christian Marclay, Matthew McCaslin, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
The Big Nothing, The New Museum, New York, NY
1991 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Home for June, Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, curated by Eric Oppenheim, New York, NY
Invitational, curated by Collins and Milazzo, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
The Collection of Jason Rubell, Duke University Museum, Durham, NC
Castello di Rivara, curated by Benjamin Weil,Turin, Italy
The Museum of Natural History, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mexic/arte, Austin, TX
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Idiosyncrasies in the Expanded Field, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Works in Progress? Work?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, PA
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
The Degraded Work, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
The Grid, Vrej Baghoomian, New York, NY
Information, Terrain, San Francisco, CA, curated by Robert Nickas
1989 Une Autre Affaire, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, organized by Le Consortium, Robert Nickas, and Catherine Queloz
DiBenedetto, McCaslin, Mosset, Noland, Parrino, Stahle, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
AIDS Benefit, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Works, Concepts, Processes, Situations, Information, Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany, curated by Robert Nickas
Sunrise Highway, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
Sculpture, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1987 The Art of the Real, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, curated by Robert Nickas
Maison des Expositions, Lyon, France
P.S.1, Special Projects, Long Island City, NY
1986 Mind-Matter, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Small Works, Big Ideas, Pan Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY
1984 Semi (OP) tics, International with Monument, New York, NY

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