Opening reception - Saturday, July 16th, 6pm-9pm
July 16, 2005
through August 13, 2005
On view July 16th - August 13th, 2005 Opening reception: Saturday, July 16th, 2005 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m
NEW YORK, NY: Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present “systemsanderrors” a solo installation by Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser. The exhibition will be on view from July 16th until August 13th. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 16th from 6-9pm. The artist will be in attendance to celebrate.
Jim Houser will also be signing copies of BABEL, a book cataloging his life in the arts, which was published this year by Gingko Press.
“systemsanderrors” marks Jim Houser’s first solo exhibition in New York. For the exhibition the artist will create a site-specific installation mixing words, images and symbols. Jim Houser's paintings are the system by which he actively catalogs the images and noises which command his attention. His installations act to create a map of the contents of his head over the course of a particular period of time.
Jim resides in Philadelphia, with his best friend Brian, his dogs Stuckley and Ella, and his cat Birdy. He is a founding member of Space 1026, a Philadelphia- based artist collective. First organized in 1997, the artist-run collective focuses in silk-screening, printmaking, painting, audio/video production, graphic design and schedules monthly rotating exhibitions. He has done graphic design work for toy machine, Designarium, and Nike.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jim Houser was born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where he currently resides. He is a self-taught artist and an honorary member of the Philly-based artist collective Space1026. In 2005, Gingko Press released a monograph entitled Babel: Jim Houser. In 2010, Houser released a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to accompany his installations; the songs are currently available on iTunes. Houser’s collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in institutions such as the Laguna Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris, Sydney and São Paulo. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.