New York’s Petzel gallery now represents the British-born, New York-based artist Adam McEwen, who is known for immaculately fabricated graphite sculptures of everyday objects (like ATM machines and fluorescent lightbulbs), paintings of drama-filled text messages, chewing-gum bedecked canvases, and obituaries of living people, like Richard Prince, Bill Clinton, and Kate Moss.
No solo show at Petzel is yet on the calendar, but the gallery will have work by the artist at Art Basel Miami Beach next month.
McEwen’s work has appeared in a number of major museum shows, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, “Haunted” at the Guggenheim, and “The Last Newspaper” at the New Museum, and is included in a number of institutional collections.
He studied at Christ Church in Oxford and CalArts in Valencia, California, and had shown in the past in New York with Nicole Klagsbrun, who closed her gallery last year. In addition to Petzel, he is represented by a pretty stellar array of galleries: Capitain Petzel, Berlin; Galerie Art: Concept, Paris; Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; and The Modern Institute, Glasgow.