Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to present Coins and Coffins Under My Bed, Jason Dodge’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Dodge describes his work as being “hand in hand with what is already happening” similarly, in these new sculptures the artist uses vitrines displays and pliths from several museums to contain new constellations of dead bees, gems and natron.
These works layer history where there was once ceramics by Paul Gauguin, a Louise Bourgeois fabric work, ancient vessels, manuscripts by Carlo Mollino and sculptures by Medardo Rosso, there is now the absence of them. This exhibition is both a group exhibition and a solo exhibition tangled in the communication of history and the collateral effects of human activity and the poetry of detritus.
This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of several institutions:
CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino; Musei Reali di Torino – Museo di Antichità; Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Torino; Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenaghen.
Coins and Coffins Under My Bed is the title of a poem by Diane Wakoski. Dodge is, also, included in Everybody Talks about the Weather curated by Dieter Roelstraete at Fondazione Prada in Venice opening 19 of May. The bookstore Paint in Black in Torino will present a survey, curated by Luca Cerizza, of artists’ books and editions beginning May 12th. This Summer the artist will participate in RIBOCA Riga Biennial and to the new installation of the National Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.