Sep 08 — Oct 15, 2011
Featuring work by: Nick Paparone
Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to open the 2011-2012 exhibition season with solo shows by Nick Paparone and Dan Murphy.
Nick Paparone: Accents for the Self-Made Man
For his first solo exhibition at Fleisher/Ollman, the New York-based artist Nick Paparone presents Accents for the Self-Made Man, the second iteration of an evolving work that anatomizes the "branding" of persona in the current American moment. Working with the systems of mass culture and marketplace, Paparone isolates various signs, objects, opportunities and attitudes in an exhibition that is complete with goods, marketing collateral and a series of PowerPoint presentations.
Accents for the Self-Made Man at Fleisher/Ollman will feature a new body of work consisting of highly designed domestic objects that speak to lifestyle, essence, mythology and fetish.
"The self-made man is at home in the world of things. He stands at its center and scans its shores for signs of the new (impeccably turned out, casually insouciant). He has no need for self- reflection. He knows exactly what he wants and usually gets it too. He radiates intuition, talent, commitment, and curiosity (with just the right degree of discretion). He is an instrument of change and a maker of meanings. Subtle threads connect him to the heart of the zeitgeist. He sets his own standards by always following his passions. His accessories are machines of desire." - Media Farzin from Desire, the Machine: Accents for the Self-Made Man
Nick Paparone was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He has worked in advertising, been a guest on The Jerry Springer Show, and is the CEO of a company. In 2011, he received an MFA from Columbia University and was awarded the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. He has performed and exhibited his work at: Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden; X-Initiative, New York; Scaramouche Gallery, New York; Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York; Vox Populi, Philadelphia and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.