White Columns

White Room: 'Image Image' Steven Baldi

White Columns is pleased to present 'Image Image' the first solo exhibition by the New York-based artist Steven Baldi (b. 1983). Central to Baldi’s installation is a group of recent paintings that each incorporate an image of the Museum of Modern Art’s 1932 ‘Modern Architecture: International Exhibition’ catalog juxtaposed with painted versions of recent exhibition announcements from New York’s Miguel Abreu Gallery. Self-reflexively acknowledging painting’s multiple histories Baldi’s complex works incorporate strategies of reproduction and trompe l’oeil effects, whilst exploring questions of institutional hegemony and historical context, alongside formal and technical issues relating to process, production, appropriation and translation.

Steven Baldi lives and work in New York. He received an BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York in 2006. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Regroup Show’, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, and ‘Pawnshop’, E-Flux, New York (both 2007.)

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Detail of: Reproduction I Museum of Modern Art, Modern Architecture International Exhibition catalog (1932), version 2, 2007 + Liz Deschenes exhibition announcement, 2008
Oil on canvas
32 x 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist