Hans Accola,  Strange Saint , 2002, Wood, 26” x 8” x 9”

Hans Accola, Strange Saint, 2002, Wood, 26” x 8” x 9”

Hans Accola : early logos jigs

Opening reception April 5, 7PM

On view until May 6, 2018

happylucky no.1 is proud to present Early Logos Jigs, an exhibition of sculptures by Hans Accola. This is Accola’s first time exhibiting artwork with the gallery.

The exhibition is focused primarily on a body of work that dates from 2000 to 2003, which the artist refers to as “drawings in wood.” Although Accola considers this body of work important as the basis for work he has been making in more recent years, many of these sculptures have never been on view to the public.

The interactions between the planes and forms that make up these “Logos Jigs” are spontaneous and ambiguous. The works evoke multiple compositions and narratives, ranging from the scrap of a woodshop to the modernist lineage of sculpture. Accola himself views these works as non-specific objects that seem to be doing something, but their formal intent isn’t immediately apparent. They are sculptural improvisations.

In addition to the “Logos Jigs,” Accola is also presenting a new work inspired by the gallery itself. The piece is a functional bench, and will span the narrow space at almost sixty feet long. Along with emphasizing the gallery’s physical dimensions, Accola also has an interest in the ethos of happylucky no.1. The artist sees the gallery as a Kunsthalle since it is a free public venue not just for art, but for music and performance. The gallery’s experimental music program parallels the unpredictable qualities in the sculptures, and the bench is a natural extension of these similarities. A bench is an object that is ever-changing due to its participatory, communal nature. Accola’s works in Early Logos Jigs harmonizes with the mission of the gallery as a place for extemporaneous dialogue and shared experience.

Hans Accola (b. 1967) is an artist and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been shown at venues such as Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Derek Eller Gallery, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Fredereike Taylor Gallery, and David Zwirner. Accola has also participated in museum exhibitions at the Suermondt Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Accola received his degree in 1990 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He also has been awarded with two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and fellowships from the Bush Foundation and Jerome Foundation.

For more information, please email zach@happyluckyno1.com