Gallery exhibition
Tony Berlant
Night Bloom
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Installation photography<BR>
Tony Berlant, Night Bloom<BR>
19 May - 18 June 2005
Roundabout #63, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
12 3/4 x 12 in (32.4 x 30.5 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Deja Vu, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
16 1/2 x 15 1/2 in (41.9 x 39.4 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Rancho Mirage #6, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
19 1/2 x 22 1/2 in (49.5 x 57.2 cm)
Remy #25, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
12 3/4 x 11 in (32.4 x 27.9 cm)<BR>
Private collection
On It #58, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin collaged on plywood with steel brad<BR>
10 x 10 in (2.54 x 2.54 cm)
Vice Versa, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
18 x 16 in (45.7 x 40.6 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Double Take #13, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin<BR>
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Out of Sight, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Yes, Yes, Yes, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
18 x 16 in (45.7 x 40.6 cm)<BR>
Honey Bun, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
12 3/4 x 12 in (32.4 x 30.5 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Way #12, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
62 x 42 in (157.5 x 106.7 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Near but Far #35, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
16 1/2 x 15 1/2 in (41.9 x 39.4 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Lucky U #32, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
11 1/2 x 11 1/4 in (29.2 x 28.6 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Love at First Sight #33, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
22 3/4 x 19 1/4 in (57.8 x 48.9 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Avalon #37, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
18 x 16 in (45.7 x 40.6 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Catch As Catch Can, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
22 x 18 in (55.9 x 45.7 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Blaze On, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
11 1/2 x 10 in (29.2 x 25.4 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Moonlight #30, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
24 x 20 in (61 x 50.8 cm)
Yes #42, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
13 x 12 in (33 x 30.5 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Now and Then #36, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
9 x 8 3/4 in (22.9 x 22.2 cm)<BR>
Private collection
3:47 am #20, 2005<BR>
found and fabricated printed tin 
collaged on plywood with steel brads<BR>
60 x 30 in (152.4 x 76.2 cm)<BR>
Private collection
19 May 2005 - 18 Jun 2005

artist profile

press release
In this new work, Tony Berlant continues to explore his fascination with the desert as subject and metaphor, turning to visions of the arid landscape at night. The exhibition includes nocturne scenes and a series of small-scale works of night-blooming cactus orchids. Berlant uses found and fabricated printed tin, which he cuts, assembles and affixes to wood panels, with steel brads. Composing each work from numerous fragments of metal, he manipulates the material with the same degree of freedom as paint on canvas.

Berlant studied at UCLA, where he received his MA and MFA, and went on to teach in the University’s art department. He received early recognition in 1960, when Clement Greenberg selected one of his paintings for inclusion in an exhibition of LA-area artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His work is represented in many private and public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Major public commissions include Fox Network Center, Los Angeles; San Francisco Airport, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Mayo Clinic, and Target Corporation, Minneapolis.
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