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Extended through May 6, 2014

Frank Gehry

Fish Lamps

February 26–May 6, 2014
Athens

Installation view, photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view, photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view, photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view, photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view Photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view Photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view Photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view Photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view Photo by Silia Psychi

Installation view Photo by Silia Psychi

Works Exhibited

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London III), 2013 (view 1) Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 96 × 72 × 36 inches (243.8 × 182.9 × 91.4 cm)Photo by Mike Bruce

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London III), 2013 (view 1)

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 96 × 72 × 36 inches (243.8 × 182.9 × 91.4 cm)
Photo by Mike Bruce

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London III), 2013 (view 2) Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 96 × 72 × 36 inches (243.8 × 182.9 × 91.4 cm)Photo by Mike Bruce

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London III), 2013 (view 2)

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 96 × 72 × 36 inches (243.8 × 182.9 × 91.4 cm)
Photo by Mike Bruce

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London I), 2013 Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden pedestal, 61 ⅜ × 58 ¼ × 64 ⅞ inches (155.9 × 148 × 164.8 cm)Photo by Silia Psychi

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London I), 2013

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden pedestal, 61 ⅜ × 58 ¼ × 64 ⅞ inches (155.9 × 148 × 164.8 cm)
Photo by Silia Psychi

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London IV), 2013 Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden pedestal, 53 × 60 × 60 inches (134.6 × 152.4 × 152.4 cm)Photo by Silia Psychi

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London IV), 2013

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden pedestal, 53 × 60 × 60 inches (134.6 × 152.4 × 152.4 cm)
Photo by Silia Psychi

About

The fish is a perfect form.
—Frank Gehry

Gagosian Athens is pleased to present "Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps," an exhibition of Gehry's new animated and dynamic light sculptures.

One of the most celebrated architects living today, Gehry's career spans five decades and three continents. Known for his imaginative designs and creative use of materials, he has forever altered the urban landscape with spectacular buildings that are conceived as dynamic structures rather than static vessels.

Gehry has always experimented with sculpture and furniture in addition to his architectural pursuits, coaxing inventive forms out of unexpected materials, from the Easy Edges (1969–73) and Experimental Edges (1979–82)—chairs and tables carved from blocks of industrial corrugated cardboard—to the Knoll furniture series (1989–92), fashioned from bentwood. The Fish Lamps evolved from a 1983 commission by the Formica Corporation to create objects from the then-new plastic laminate ColorCore. After accidentally shattering a piece of it while working, Gehry was inspired by the shards, which reminded him of fish scales. The first Fish Lamps, which were fabricated between 1984 and 1986, employed wire armatures molded into fish shapes, onto which shards of ColorCore are individually glued, creating clear allusions to the morphic attributes of real fish.

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Τα πρώτα φωτιστικά γλυπτά Fish Lamps παρουσιάστηκαν στην έκθεση Frank Gehry: Unique Lamps το 1984 στην γκαλερί Gagosian του Λος Άντζελες.

Ο Gehry ζει και εργάζεται στο Λος Άντζελες.