Marcel Dzama—The Moon is Following Me
First solo show at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp celebrates the post-Trump era
Tim Van Laere Gallery is presenting the first solo show by Marcel Dzama (°1974, Winnipeg; lives and works in New York) with the gallery. The show, titled 'The Moon is Following Me' includes a wide selection of drawings, sculptures, dioramas and a film, and marks the artist’s first solo presentation in Belgium.
Marcel Dzama has developed an immediately recognizable visual language that investigates human action and motivation, as well as the blurred relationship between the real and the subconscious. Drawing equally from folk vernacular as from art-historical and contemporary influences, Dzama’s work visualizes a universe of childhood fantasies and otherworldly fairy tales. Dzama's image repertoire includes a wide range of art-historical quotations. One can recognize ballet costumes by Oskar Schlemmer or Francis Picabia, for example, and direct references to Francisco de Goya, Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Beuys.
Dzama is known to has responded to current events with art. His Instagram feed is a treasure trove of timely drawings, from a tribute to the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a watercolor of President Trump with a golf club painted directly onto the front page of the New York Times.
For this exhibition, Marcel Dzama started a series of drawings with more hopeful themes.