Croy Nielsen

Sebastian Black

New and used drawings

5. 9. – 28. 11. 2020

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Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 6, 2020, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 68 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 6, 2020, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 68 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 4, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 78 × 73 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 4, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 78 × 73 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 2, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 95 × 53 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 2, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 95 × 53 cm

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 1, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 87 cm
Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 1, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 87 cm

Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Press Release

Before he retired my father was an architect. My mother worked for Chase Bank before she retired. In America it’s thought that a middle-class kid’s professional achievements should add up to at least the sum of their parents’. These works combine architectural rendering and chase bank deposit slips. As such they represent a concrete attempt to bring my otherwise diaphanous career into line with that stricture. In a few months my wife and I will find ourselves parents. I wonder, when the little baby grows up, what will it do to make ends meet? I wonder, what will I do? God knows we’ll both be working. Retirement’s false floor has long since collapsed. Our legs swing free over the other more permanent certainty.

Images

Sebastian Black

New and used drawings

5. 9. – 28. 11. 2020
Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 6, 2020, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 68 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 6, 2020, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 68 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 4, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 78 × 73 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 4, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 78 × 73 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 2, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 95 × 53 cm

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 2, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 95 × 53 cm

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, installation view New and Used Drawings, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 1, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 87 cm
Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Sebastian Black, Self-Portrait As A Good Boy 1, 2018, watercolor by Richard Chenoweth, Chase bank slip, hand bound portfolio acetate, 68 × 87 cm

Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Press Release

Before he retired my father was an architect. My mother worked for Chase Bank before she retired. In America it’s thought that a middle-class kid’s professional achievements should add up to at least the sum of their parents’. These works combine architectural rendering and chase bank deposit slips. As such they represent a concrete attempt to bring my otherwise diaphanous career into line with that stricture. In a few months my wife and I will find ourselves parents. I wonder, when the little baby grows up, what will it do to make ends meet? I wonder, what will I do? God knows we’ll both be working. Retirement’s false floor has long since collapsed. Our legs swing free over the other more permanent certainty.