Josiah McElheny

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Current exhibition

Memory Palace

11 July 2018 - 02 September 2018
White Cube Bermondsey

Josiah McElheny combines his skills as an expert glassblower, which he honed for many years under the tutelage of European masters, with a playful approach to both the history of his medium and the history of ideas. His objects and installations, often based around historical events, seek to fuse materiality and thought in the experience of looking. In his early work, such as The Only Known Grave of a Glassblower (1994), McElheny explored specific moments in the history of glass. In recent years, however, he has embarked on a concentrated look into the legacy of modernity. A series of works about a conversation between Isamu Noguchi and Buckminster Fuller, during which they discussed a reflective sculpture in a reflective space, which would therefore cast no shadows and be totally self-enclosed, examines the possibility of realising a perfectly formed utopian environment.

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Past Exhibitions

The Crystal Land

01 March 2017 - 13 April 2017
White Cube Bermondsey

Interactions of the Abstract Body

16 November 2012 - 12 January 2013
White Cube Mason's Yard

Island Universe

14 October 2008 - 15 November 2008
White Cube Hoxton Square

Antipodes 9

03 June 2003 - 27 June 2003
White Cube Hoxton Square

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The Crystal Land

In this film, Josiah McElheny discusses his exhibition 'The Crystal Land' at White Cube Bermondsey.

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Interactions of the Abstract Body

In this film, Josiah McElheny discusses his exhibition at White Cube Mason's Yard.

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On 'Study for The Center is Everywhere'

In this short film, Josiah McElheny discusses his new project 'Study for The Center is Everywhere' (2012).

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Some Pictures of the Infinite

In this film, Josiah McElheny discusses his exhibition 'Some Pictures of the Infinite' at the ICA Boston which brings together work from 1993-2012.

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