Josh Kline

STATUE OF RONALD REAGAN, UNITED STATES CAPITOL ROTUNDA, WASHINGTON D.C.

2019
digital c-print, metal frame, hardware, pump, water, led lights, glass, acrylic, colored gels, and paint
24 x 20 inches
edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP

In a practice that encompasses video, sculpture, and installation, Josh Kline takes aim at the anxieties and conflicts of contemporary life. His recent body or work addresses climate change in a series of flooded sculptures and photographs. Earlier this year, his photographs submerged in water were included in the Whitney Biennial, including an edition of Statue of Ronald Reagan, United States Capitol Rotunda, Washington D.C. Kline describes the water-soaked photos (originally shot on his smart phone) as “washing the images away like bad dreams or traumatic memories.” Kline’s work has been shown in solo and group shows around the world and is included in public collection of Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; MoMA, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum, New York, among others.

estimated retail value: $25,000
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