Marc Jancou Gallery Contemporary

Fifth Column

Michael Cline
September 10 - October 30, 2009
New York
Installation View
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Installation view, Michael Cline, Fifth Column, Marc Jancou, New York, September 10 - October 30, 2009

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Installation view, Michael Cline, Fifth Column, Marc Jancou, New York, September 10 - October 30, 2009

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Installation view, Michael Cline, Fifth Column, Marc Jancou, New York, September 10 - October 30, 2009

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Installation view, Michael Cline, Fifth Column, Marc Jancou, New York, September 10 - October 30, 2009

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Installation view, Michael Cline, Fifth Column, Marc Jancou, New York, September 10 - October 30, 2009

Press Release

MICHAEL CLINE
FIFTH COLUMN
SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 30, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 6-8PM

Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Fifth Column by Michael Cline. This is the artist's first solo show with the gallery and will feature a series of new paintings and soft sculptures. A concurrent exhibition of pastels will be on view at Daniel Reich Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist's first monograph, which is published by JRP Ringier and includes an essay by Kathy Grayson and an interview by Matthew Higgs.

The title of the show Fifth Column - an expression used to signify an uprising from within - is mirrored by the subtle sense of turmoil present in Cline's loosely defined narratives. Often forlorn and down on their luck, the characters in Cline's paintings are exposed in private moments, providing the viewer with a voyeuristic glimpse into lives on the fringe of society. Cline's paintings are engaged in a contemporary social critique in which ambiguous narratives are supported by poignant details, obscuring as much as they reveal.

Born in 1973 in Florida, Michael Cline lives and works in New York. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA from the University of North Florida. Solo exhibitions include Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice; Daniel Reich Gallery, New York; Me.di.um, St. Barthelemy; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome; BFAS Fine Art Services, Geneva; Deste Foundation, Athens; 96 Gillespie, London; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; Guild and Greyshkul, New York; David Zwirner, New York; and Lehmann Maupin, New York. A forthcoming solo show will open at BFAS Fine Art Services, Geneva in March, 2010.

For more information please contact Kelly Woods at kelly@marcjancou.com

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