Mona Kuhn: Kings Road
Jackson Fine Art is pleased to open a new line-up of exhibitions, our second in a new and expanded location, unified by their exploration of classical subjects and shared art-historical references but unique in the method by which they allow these common threads to collide with the contemporary. Mona Kuhn’s multidisciplinary Kings Road combines the artist’s characteristic study of form — both human and architectural — with her emerging use of video installation and solarized silver gelatin to create a wholly immersive and partially imagined investigation of Rudolph Schindler’s groundbreaking 1922 residence. Icons pairs influential early fashion photographer George Hoyningen-Huene with one of the most celebrated contemporary photographers within this tradition, Bastiaan Woudt. The influence of Surrealism — direct for George Hoyningen-Huene, who worked with Man Ray and photographed for Elsa Schiaparelli; material for Kuhn, whose solarized prints borrow their method from Ray, Lee Miller, André Breton, and others; and referential for Woudt, in his experimental blending of elements of Surrealist and mid-century fashion photography with 21st century technique — haunts each of the exhibition spaces.