Kendell Geers


Last fall, artist Kendell Geers exhibited new works with the Stephan Friedman Gallery in London. Geers is known for exhibiting works that disrupt and confront the viewer’s commonly held values, morals and principles. The artist works through a variety of media, including painting, ready-mades, neon sculpture and video, most of which contain some element of text. Geers often uses objects with loaded content such as urinals, disco balls and human skulls and covers the surface with barely discernable, but aggressive, profanity. The artist also uses pornography in much of his work to juxtapose ideas of sex with artificially constructed morals. This year, Kendell Geers will exhibit with Stedelijk Museum voor Aktuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Gent, Belgium, and B.P.S.22 in Charleroi, Belgium. The artist was featured in the 2006 Art Basel in Miami Beach, and, in 2005, Geers exhibited “Satyr:Ikon” with Galleria Continua in San Gimigano, Italy, and “Hung, Drawn and Quartered” with the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.