Lot 57: Julian Montague

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Julian Montague

Julian Montague
Ruin #1
Archival Pigment Print
16 x 20 inches
Signed Verso
Edition of 4 / 2 A.P.
In Ruins Series

BIO: Julian Montague is an artist and graphic designer who utilizes language, drawing, photography, and other media to explore the peripheral features of our environment. His first major body of work was published as a book, The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification (Abrams) in 2006. His most recent project is Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed, a multidisciplinary investigation of the intersection of animals and architecture. He has participated in solo shows and art fairs across the United States and Europe and his work has received attention from Art in America, Dwell, Frieze, The New York Times, Vogue Italia, BBC World Service, among many others. He has work in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Norton Museum of Art, Martin Z. Margulies and The Progressive Insurance Company. Julian Montague is represented by BT&C Gallery in Buffalo. www.montagueprojects.com

STATEMENT: In Ruins is a series of photographs of abandoned spider webs. The work is part of Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed, a long-term project that explores the ways in which animals and architecture interact. One of the properties of spider webs is that they are very slow to decay; the result is that the material traces of spiders are everywhere. The series reveals the hidden landscapes and architectures that can be found in our peripheral spaces. The entire series will be presented in a solo exhibit at BT&C Gallery (Buffalo) in June of 2014.

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