Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) 2009

As with the other works that depict oil derricks, Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) takes its title from the name of the company that produced the machine that is the subject of this simulated portrait, to be read on the arm of the derrick as it rises and falls, drawing oil to the surface of the earth.
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Producer: Werner Poetzelberger
Programmers: Helmut Bressler, Matthias Strohmaier
Modeller: Daniel Fellsner
Presentation design / Corian fabrication: Jakob Illera / Inseq

Installed at the exhibition John Gerrard
Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
02 February – 25 March 201

2011 · John Gerrard

Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain

7 February - 2 April, 2011
solo exhibition curated by Johnathan Cummins
pictured with Sentry (Kit Carson, Colorado)

Ivorypress Art + Books Space I will be hosting an exhibition of John Gerrard (Dublin, 1974) from 7 February until April the second 2011. This multidisciplinary artist's work combines new technologies with photography and poetic language, while also reflecting on political and social issues. Among the works on display figures Cuban School (Sancti Spiritus), 2011 – comissioned by Ivorypress – a work that deals with the actual situation in Cuba out of an artistic perspective. Through hundreds of photographs of a school on the outskirts of Havana, Gerrard has constructed a 3D model and generated a software that allows the viewer to see the building from any distance and perspective. The work changes throughout the day and shows the lighting it would have in Cuba at the same moment we're seeing its image in Madrid. The condition of the building, which still functions as a school even as it falls to ruin, is a way to speak about melancholy and to envisage the effects of time on structures, whether architectonic or human.
http://www.ivorypress.com/

2011 · John Gerrard

PICA, Perth, Australia

16 February - 3 April 2011
500 cm x 262 cm x 30 cm site - specific projection
solo exhbition

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival presents the first Australian solo exhibition by highly acclaimed Irish artist John Gerrard.

Gerrard has fast gained international recognition for his innovative work with slow-moving animated images of stark landscapes, which he describes as 'virtual sculptures'. The exhibition features meticulously created animated video works that depict in chilling realism infamous dust storms in Texas and Kansas during the 1930s, 24-hour circumnavigations of a fully automated pig farm in Kansas and the relentless movement of a lone oil derrick in Colorado. These scenes, which appear astonishingly real, are entirely fabricated by the artist and his studio using the new temporal medium of Realtime 3D, a technology principally employed by the gaming industry...
http://www.pica.org.au

2010 · Junge Akademie

Berlin, Germany

25. April – 28. Mai 2012
http://www.diejungeakademie.de

2010 · John Gerrard

Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

02 February - 25 March 2010
solo exhibition

Thomas Dane Gallery is pleased to announce the first London exhibition of Irish artist John Gerrard.

Extending from Animated Scene, his critically acclaimed presentation at the 53rd Venice Biennale, the artist will exhibit two new works, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009, which depicts a sprawling, unmanned, computer-controlled agricultural complex on the American Great Plains, and Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) 2009, a portrait of an oil derrick in the same region...
http://www.thomasdane.com

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Saatchi Online TV & Magazine: John Gerrard @ Thomas Dane

Appleyard, Brian: “A Portrait of Human Folly”, Culture Magazine, March 2010

Coxhead, Gabriel: “John Gerrard”, Time Out, February 2010

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2011 · JOHN GERRARD / IVORYPRESS, MADRID, SPAIN
2011 · JOHN GERRARD / PICA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2011 · JOHN GERRARD / PICA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2010 · JOHN GERRARD / THOMAS DANE GALLERY, LONDON, UK
2010 · JOHN GERRARD / THOMAS DANE GALLERY, LONDON, UK
Research Image for Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) photograph by the artist