The Amie and Tony James Gallery
Much of the recent work of GCCthe group of artists whose eight members hail from various Persian Gulf countries, and whose name references the acronym for a regional political and economic alliance known as the Gulf Cooperation Councilhas focused on the growing popularity in the area, among both governments and the wider populace, of the “positive energy” movement. Their 2016 solo at New York’s Mitchell-Innes & Nash included five bas-reliefs, in a maroon, velvet-flocked thermoformed styrene, based on 3-D renderings of stills derived from YouTube and other online sources of various regional proponents of this and other related New Age spiritual practices.
For their show at the James Gallerya reprise of their contribution to last year’s Art Basel Parcours program, where the works were presented off-site in galleries and niches at the city’s Natural History
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