AA Bronson’s White Flag is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Esther Schipper.
This show presents seven paintings, each constructed of an American flag, purchased on eBay, mounted on raw linen, and coated in layers of an antique preparation of rabbit skin glue, chalk, and honey. This compound was, historically, used to prepare the ground upon which a painting was painted; it is literally the foundation of a history of painting. But here the ground becomes the painting itself, shrouding each flag—each with its history implicit in torn edges, holes and rips—in an elegiac ashen presence.
AA Bronson was born Michael Wayne Tims 1946 in Vancouver, Canada. He co-founded the artists’ group General Idea with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal in 1969. The three artists worked and lived together until the deaths of Felix and Jorge in 1994. AA Bronson currently lives and works in Toronto and Berlin.
AA Bronson, White Flag
Opening: 23 January 2015, 6pm
Schöneberger Ufer 65, 10785 Berlin