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Permutation 03.3: Re-Production, April 28–June 9, 2013


Marc Handelman, Arthur Ou, Peter Rostovsky
April 28 – June 9, 2013

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The third exhibition of P!’s six-month cycle on copying rethinks the double exposure as democratic gesture: what it means for an image to be replicated instantaneously, ad infinitum, or uniquely limited. In Peter Rostovsky’s recent digital paintings, a speculative model of unlimited distribution and accessibility for all refigures the traditional labor of underdrawing and painterly technique. Marc Handelman’s trompe-l’oeil surfaces — included here both on canvas and as a site-specific installation on glass — incorporate reflective painting grounds that recast the viewing experience as fickle and dependent on context. In Arthur Ou’s analog photographs, multiple exposures and doubled mark-making disturb the flattened, singular image. Subverting expectations of form and genre, Permutation 03.3 stages an at-odds, dialogic engagement with classical and contemporary strategies of production and distribution.

Peter Rostovsky (b. 1970, St. Petersburg, Russia) works in a variety of disciplines that include painting, sculpture and installation. His work has been exhibited at The Walker Art Center, MCA San Diego, The New Orleans Museum of Art, PS1/MoMA, Artpace, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the ICA Philadelphia, the Blanton Museum of Art, SMAK Museum in Ghent and galleries including Sara Meltzer, Elizabeth Dee, The Project, Danese, Salon94, and Gio Marconi. He teaches painting at New York University. 

Marc Handelman (b. 1975, Santa Clara, CA) has exhibited at PS1/MoMA, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Dayton Art Institute, The Orlando Museum of Art, The Rubin Museum, The Royal Academy of Art in London, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and RECEPTION, Berlin, Germany. He is currently a faculty member at Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers, and a graduate critic at the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

Arthur Ou (b. 1974, Taipei, Taiwan) is an artist and writer based in New York City. He has exhibited internationally, most recently in Photography Is Magic!, curated by Charlotte Cotton, as part of the 2012 Daegu Photography Biennial in Daegu, Korea, and has been featured in publications including Aperture, Blind Spot, Art in America, and The Photograph As Contemporary Art (2nd edition). He has published critical texts in Aperture, Afterall.org, Artforum.com, Bidoun, Fantom, Foam, Words without Pictures, and X-Tra. He is the Director of BFA Photography and Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. Ou’s work is concurrently on view in a solo show at Brennan & Griffin, 55 Delancey St, New York.

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Peter Rostovsky
Night Blossoms, 2012
Photoshop painting created with Wacom tablet
3014 x 3600 px (As lightbox: 28.5 x 34 in.)
Unlimited edition


Arthur Ou
Double Light Leak 1 and Double Light Leak 2, 2010
Chromogenic prints
30 x 40 in. each
Edition of 5 each


Marc Handelman
Extrusion/Drift, 2013
Oil paint and retroflective screen glass on canvas
61.75 x 87.5 in.

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