The Dorian Project: 41 Works Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, in its second run at Ana Cristea Gallery
The Dorian Project
Second Run at Ana Cristea Gallery
521 West 26th Street, NYC 10001
October 16—October 20, 2012
Opening: October 16, 6-8pm
SecondGuest presents The Dorian Project, by Ilan Cohen and Quang Bao. Dorian Gray is one of literature's sexiest conceits. By placing a portrait painting as a central character in his only-published novel, Oscar Wilde illustrated the divided self in a fractured society, predicting the identity crisis as a primary preoccupation of the 20 th century. The Dorian Project honors Wilde's lasting imprint.
The exhibition features sculpture, painting, video, photography, and works-on-paper by 41 artists. New dandies and already-famous Dorians include:
Óscar Astromujoff, Pau Atela, Bianca Beck, Guy Ben-Ari, Maya Bloch, Matt Bollinger, Andrew Cranston, Rudy Cremonini, TM Davy, Marta Dell'Angelo, Kerstin Drechsel, Andrej Dubravsky, Marlene Dumas, Graham Durward, Martin Eder, Eve Fowler, Nick Fox, Anthony Goicolea, Ellen Harvey, Nadia Hebson, Daniel Heidkamp, Pieter Hugo, Danny Keith, Dusan Kochol, Doron Langberg, Matt Lifson, Keith Mayerson, Sam McKinniss, Jeanette Mundt, Elizabeth Peyton, Alejandra Prieto, Gideon Rubin, Robert Russell, Refael Salem, Nicola Samori, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Niels Smits van Burgst, Mircea Suciu, Alexander Tinei, Ramon Vega and Vicky Wright.