July 11 - August 15, 2010

Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and James Salomon


Salomon Contemporary is pleased to announce Hunt & Chase, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and James Salomon. This thematic exhibition will present over 30 contemporary works in various media including photography, painting, sculpture, video, works on paper, and assemblage from both regional and international artists.

The exhibition focuses on both the accessible and unobtainable with works that demonstrate the hunt and chase of humans, animals, objects or the intangible; and illuminates emotions and subjects associated with the pursuit – impulse, fear, desire, competition, force, and endurance. Select pieces offer a more literal interpretation with depictions of weapons and violence, while others are more abstract in concept and composition. Overall, the contemporary exhibition goes beyond the traditional hunting imagery of the green grass countryside to produce provocative themes and unexpected content that lies beneath the surface of the work.

Hunt & Chase will include works by Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Christopher Astley, Nono Bandera, Tracey Baran, Robert Beck, Noah Becker, Chick Bills, Dianne Blell, Michael Combs, Pia Dehne, Alinka Echeverria, Jameson Ellis, Sebastian Errazuriz, Phillip Estlund, Margaret Evangeline, Skylar Fein, Walton Ford, Guerra de la Paz, Kimberley Hart, Alice Hope, Scott Hunt, Emily Korman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert S. Neuman, Charles Parness, Richard Pasquarelli, Alexis Rockman, Holton Rower, Joe Sola, Steven & William, Marc Swanson, Dan Tague, and Bob Wade.

Beth Rudin DeWoody is a New York art collector and curator. She is the Executive Vice President of Rudin Management and on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Creative Time, The New School, New Yorkers For Children, and the New York Police Foundation. Her other most recent exhibitions include I Won't Grow Up at Cheim & Read, New York, Just What Are They Saying... at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, In Stitches at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, and Think Pink at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach.