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EXT. BUILDING
PANS TO- A POLICE CAR ARRIVING WITH
LEMMY

  ALPHA 60
Everything I plan will be accomplished.
   
  LEMMY
That’s not certain. I too have a secret.
   
  ALPHA 60
What is your secret?... Tell me...    Mr. Caution.
   
  LEMMY
Something that never changes with the night or the day, as long as the past represents the future, towards which it will advance in a straight line, but which, at the end, has closed in on itself into a circle.
   
  ALPHA 60
I do not know what it is.
   
  LEMMY
And I am not going to tell you, either.



Light Flat
(12 September – 18 October, 2008)

Rey Akdogan
· CV & Bibliography
· Selected works
· Exhibition Images

Venetia Kapernekas Gallery is pleased to present Light Flat, a solo exhibition of new drawings and installation by artist Rey Akdogan, September 12th  - October 18th, 2008. For this project, the artist, whose work has involved architectural proposals, often referencing the material and temporal qualities of a site, extracts and exposes light effects (rather than special effects) exploited by Godard in many of his films.

Light Flat is a single thought explored in various formats. A series of abstract monochromatic drawings in different media arranged in several constellations; in each case they result from processes of silent manipulation. Black and white pencil drawings and lighting gels are precisely layered and revealed on the walls and floor. Color information is discarded and sometimes compressed to the extent that the image becomes almost shadowless and flat. Contrast is taken out of the image and rendered in a tangible, mechanical form.

Rey Akdogan, born in Germany, was educated in London where she received an M.A. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2001. Between 2003-2004, Akdogan was a resident of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Selected solo exhibitions include: Universal Fittings Ltd, including a series of performances/talks/screenings, Common Room 2, New York (2008), Irregular Fittings, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2008), and Please Take a Ticket, De Anshouw, Rotterdam (2002); and group exhibitions include: When Artists Say We, curated by Andrea Geyer and Christian Rattemeyer, Artists Space, New York (2006), In the Shadow of Fallen Heroes, 2nd Bishkek International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Kyrgyzstan (2005), Urban Realities: Focus Istanbul, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2005), and Art Primeur 2000, curated in part by Sarat Maharaj, The Centre of Modern Art, Dordrecht, Netherlands (2000). Print projects have recently been featured in publications, such as “Rethinking Marxism” and “FeedBack”. The artist currently lives and works in New York.

For more information on the exhibition, please contact the gallery directly at 212.462.4150 or info@venetiakapernekas.com.