Dennis Koch: TIME/LIFE
On view: November 23 - December 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23, 5:30-8:00pm.
Galleri Urbane is pleased to introduce newly-represented artist Dennis Koch in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Primarily known for his large-scale colored pencil drawings, TIME/LIFE shifts focus to Koch’s ongoing series of Cutouts. The body of work is comprised from dozens of vintage Life magazines, published in the 1960s and early 70s, whose covers have been meticulously excavated by hand to unveil images below. The resulting objects feature unforeseen correlations between the original cover stories and the culture-influencing contents within, ranging from the light and humorous to the ominous and critical. Through this exercise, Koch draws parallels between the contemporary cultural climate and the equally turbulent events of the 60s and 70s to complicate the idea of a linear advancement of time.