Galerie Templon announces representation in Europe of Edward and Nancy Kienholz's work
Galerie Templon is delighted to announce that it is representing the work of American artists Edward and Nancy Kienholz in Europe.
Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) began his career as a solo, self-taught artist in 1953 in Los Angeles where he headed avant-garde galleries before meeting his partner, Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019). Together they formed a creative, highly driven entity. Their artistic engagement was rooted in visual shock and a marked but unfailingly subtle and elusive denunciation. While certain works convey a sense of muffled rage, others are less didactic, leaving the viewer wholly free to draw their own conclusions. Their art expresses fierce criticism of the dysfunctionalities of American society: unbridled consumerism, everyday racism, sexism, structural violence and religious hypocrisy.
From 5 September to 24 October 2020, Galerie Templon is shining a spotlight on the Kienholz couple with the largest ever exhibition of their work. The show in the gallery's Grenier Saint-Lazare space will present around twenty of their pieces created between 1978 and 1994, some of them for the first time in Europe.