Sophie Calle: The Address Book | Robert Gober: Selected Prints

October 8, 2009November 7, 2009

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl is pleased to present The Address Book, a new editioned work by French conceptual artist Sophie Calle, on view in the gallery from October 8 through November 7, 2009. Published by Gemini G.E.L. in a limited edition of 45, this work is the result of a first-ever collaboration between Calle and the Los Angeles-based artist workshop Gemini. Comprised of several components, fundamentally it is a revisitation of her engaging collection of stories, photographs and interviews published daily in August 1983 in the French newspaper Libération.  

Concurrent with the exhibition will be a presentation of four lithographs by Robert Gober. Considered to be one of America’s most prominent artists of the younger generation that emerged in the early 1980’s, Gober is known for his sculpture and installation art, his drawings and prints play an integral role in his artistic oeuvre. Gober’s art is largely autobiographical; his imagery gives the viewer a glimpse of his personal life, focusing on his family, childhood memories and sexuality. His work is a unique blend of surrealism, minimalism and conceptualism, and gives familiar and ordinary objects a surrealistic twist, allowing them to coexist in the conscious and subconscious.