Oct 16, 2015–Jan 3, 2016
Jared Madere (b. 1986), an emerging artist based in New York, receives his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Whitney, creating a new installation in the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery on the first floor, which is free to the public. Madere primarily creates installation-based works featuring disparate materials such as salt, flowers, foodstuffs, and plastic tarps that are assembled and aggregated in a manner that insists on their material connections to society, economics, industry, and human emotion. For Madere, the meanings and associations of objects are never stripped away—floral arrangements can point to longing or sadness and a burnt coat is imbued with isolation and dejection. Madere has participated in numerous exhibitions at venues including David Lewis, New York; Bortolami Gallery, New York; Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles; Croy Nielsen, Berlin; and Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; and he is also the founder of Bed-Stuy Love Affair, an artist-run gallery focused on emerging art.
This exhibition is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Associate Curator.
Support for this exhibition is provided by Judy Chen and Kevin Yao.
By Christopher Y. Lew
"If more than one universe exists and if string theory opens the door to more than four dimensions, how does that affect our conception of what is real or possible? For Madere, an acknowledgement of multiple universes and dimensions allows his work to be a more accurate response to the powers that be, whether they are laws of physics or higher beings."
In the News
"Artist and Bed-Stuy Love Affair Founder Jared Madere Opens Whitney Museum Installation"