Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection

October 20 - February 20

Overview

Installation view, left: Julie Mehretu, "High Life (or Graceland after C. Albani)," 2006; right: Jules de Balincourt, "Untitled," 2007
Jules de Balincourt, "Untitled (lake)," 2007, oil and acrylic on panel 48 x 33 ½ in.
Installation view, foreground: Macrae Semans
Jeff Wall, "After “Spring Snow” by Yukio Mishima, chapter 34," 2000-2005, c-print, 25 3/8 x 29 in.
Installation view, left: Richard Prince, "Untitled (de Kooning)," 2006; right: Jesse Chapman, "The Introvert," 2007
Installation view, Dan Flavin "Alternate Diagonal of March 2, 1964 (to Don Judd)," 1964, four 4 ft. red and one 8 ft. yellow fluorescent lights with fixtures
Installation view, left: Daniel Lefcourt, "Controlling Interests," 2007; right: Macrae Semans, "Untitled," 2007
 
The Ovitz Family Collection was begun in the late 1970’s by Los Angeles-based art collectors and patrons Michael and Judy Ovitz and is recognized among the top contemporary art collections in the world. "Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection" includes recently acquired paintings, sculpture, and photography by 18 international artists.
 
Artists in the exhibition included: Michael Borremans, Jesse Chapman, Jules de Balincourt, Tim Eitel, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Matt Greene, Rachel Harrison, Klara Kristalova, Daniel Lefcourt, George Henry Longly, Victor Man, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Dana Schutz, Macrae Semans, and Jeff Wall.
 
Art works from the Ovitz Family Collection have been presented throughout the United States at universities, colleges, and museums including the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, the Arizona State University Art Museum, Bates College Musuem of Art, Reed College’s Cooley Art Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum, The Walker Art Center, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The High Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, among others. 
 
The Artspace gratefully acknowledges financial support for this exhibition and the 2007-2008 exhibition series from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the H&R Block Foundation, and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and private contributions. 

Checklist

 

Gallery:

Michael Borremans
1963 born Belgium, lives and works in Ghent, Belgium
The Rug, 2006
oil on canvas
39 ¾ x 47 ¼ inches

Jesse Chapman
1974, born Richland, WA, lives and works in  
The Introvert, 2007
oil on canvas
66 x 80 inches

Jules de Balincourt
1971, born Paris, France, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Untitled, 2007
oil and acrylic on panel
96 x 132 inches

Jules de Balincourt
1971, born Paris, France, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Untitled (lake), 2007
oil and acrylic on panel
48 x 33 ½ inches

Tim Eitel
1971, born Leonberg, Germany, lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Cornered, 2006
oil on canvas
9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches

Olafur Eliasson
1967, born Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Colour Motoric Entrance, 2004
wood frame, mirror, color effect filter
82 ¾ x 33 ½ x 6 inches

Matt Greene
1972, born USA, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Guardians, 2007
mixed media, graphite, acrylic on canvas
72 x 144 inches

Rachel Harrison
1973, born New York, lives and works in New York, NY, USA
Warren Beatty, 2007
mixed media
87 x 23 x 28 inches

Klara Kristalova
1967, born Sweden, lives and works in Norrtälje, Sweden
Hole, 2007
stoneware
11 x 13 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

Daniel Lefcourt
1975, born New York, lives and works in New York, NY, USA
Controlling Interests, 2007
acrylic on board
77 x 93 ½ inches

George Henry Longly
1978, born England, lives and works in London, England
Vulgar Geometry, 2007
black laminated MDF, neon light, screenprint
dimensions variable

Victor Man
1974, born Romania, lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
Untitled, 2007
oil on canvas mounted on wood
13.8 x 13.8 inches

Julie Mehretu
1970, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives and works in
New York, NY, USA and Berlin, Germany
Untitled (Dervish), 2005
ink and acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

Julie Mehretu
1970, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives and works in
New York, NY, USA and Berlin, Germany
High Life (or Graceland after C. Albani), 2006
ink and acrylic on canvas
72 x 96 inches

Richard Prince
1949, born Panama Canal Zone, US, lives and works in New York, USA
Untitled (de Kooning), 2006
acrylic, collage and charcoal on canvas
64 x 80 inches

Anselm Reyle
1970, born Tűbingen, Germany, lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Untitled, 2007
bronze, chrome, enamel varnish, veneer plinth
99 x 86 x 28 cm (sculpture)
88 x 112 x 48 cm (plinth)

Dana Schutz
1976, born Livonia, MI, USA, lives and works in New York, NY, USA
How We Would Give Birth, 2006
oil on canvas
60 x 72 inches

Macrae Semans
1973, born Minnesota, lives and works in New York, NY, USA
Untitled,2007
wood, fiberboard, steel, enamel, dye
52 x 90 x 80 inches

Macrae Semans
1973, born Minnesota, lives and works in New York, NY, USA
Untitled (Bubble), 2007
aluminum, steel, plastic flooring, homosote
48 x 34 x 28 ½ inches

Macrae Semans
1973, born Minnesota, lives and works in New York, NY, USA
Untitled (Weepy), 2007
aluminum, wood, paint
45 x 22 x 11 ½ inches

 

Cohen Resource Room:

Jeff Wall
1946, born Vancouver, Canda, lives and works in Vancouver, Canada
After “Spring Snow” by Yukio Mishima, chapter 34, 2000-2005
c-print
25 3/8 x 29 inches

 

Artspace Studio:

Dan Flavin
American, 1933-1996
Alternate Diagonal of March 2, 1964 (to Don Judd), 1964
four 4 foot red and one 8 foot yellow fluorescent lights with fixtures
overall: 144 x 10 1/2 inches, Edition 3/3

Dan Flavin
American, 1933-1996
Untitled (to Cy Twombly), 1972
cool white and daylight fluorescent light
48 inches square across a corner

 

Exhibition checklist PDF

Events

Press

Press Release

"Past, Present, Future Perfect" opens Oct. 19 at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI
KCAI website |
Mon, 2007-10-01

Scattered geographically, often migrating from one place to another, and reflecting, in some ways, the ongoing decentralization of the art world, these artists have exhibited their work in museums, galleries and international biennials across the globe.

Selected Press

Visions in Variety
Kansas City Star |
Sun, 2007-11-11

The private collection of a Hollywood mover and shaker promotes emerging talent.
 

Eye of the Collector
Kansas City Star |
Sun, 2007-08-26

Private holdings will be on exhibit for all at lovers to enjoy.