It’s the Frame Not the Painting
September 7 – October 21, 2017
Opening: September 7, 19:00
Jay Gard’s exhibition It’s the Frame Not the Painting will be on display at the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 7 until October 21, 2017. The exhibition will feature Jay Gard’s latest series of sculptural objects. The center of attention becomes not the artwork itself, but its ancillary piece, i.e. the frame. Store bought frames separate the work from the world that surrounds it. J. Gard cuts out a piece, magnifies it until it is five meters in length and in this way creates a new manner of being for the frame itself. It’s the Frame Not the Painting transforms the way one views things as well the meaning of the production of art and its dissemination.
Jay Gard was born in 1984 in Halle, Germany and studied at the Leipzig Visual Arts Academy as well as the Halle Arts and Design University. His most recent exhibitions have been held in Berlin, Copenhagen and New York. J. Gard’s work often balances between the disciplines of art and design, considers questions of the foundation of aesthetic forms and explores things and objects that have been produced for thousands of years. The forms of these objects are reminiscent of the vector principles of computer graphics. Jay Gard does not program the world, but simply creates one with a saw, an angle grinder and an electric screwdriver.
Curator: Giedrė Malūkaitė
Benefactor: Goethe Institute in Lithuania
Friends of the Exhibition: Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius Arts Academy, Nida Arts Colony.
This exhibition is part of the Vilnius Gallery Weekend program.