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Monday, November 12th, 2012

Rob Van Erve: Operae Pretium Est


This show was featured in our October 2012 Listings

Rob Van Erve, Operae Pretium Est (detail of work in progress), 2012. Wood, MDF, steel, fabric and gold leaf, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Accola Griefen

Rob Van Erve, Operae Pretium Est (detail of work in progress), 2012. Wood, MDF, steel, fabric and gold leaf, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Accola Griefen

Born in The Netherlands and now resident in Brooklyn, Van Erve will show a monumental golden staircase, made from luxury materials, that visitors are invited to climb in his show at Accola Griefen, as well as sculpture that in one case bisects the gallery wall, and collages on paper. The Latin in the show’s title, Operae Pretium Est, translates loosely, “It is Worthwhile,” and refers both to the painstaking hand work required to realize the artist’s vision, and the relationship he perceives between the staircase in the gallery and stage settings for operas.

Rob Van Erve: Operae Pretium Est, September 6 to October 13, 2012 at Accola Griefen Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 646 532 3488


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