The Stable is pleased to present ‘The Third Decade’, an exhibition dedicated to a group of young, emerging artists based in various locations throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The exhibition features work by nine artists who were all born in the 1990’s and share a tendency towards the representational and figuration.
Current trends of portraiture and of the body are a reflection of the last decade of technological expansion. As 2020 attests, self-isolation and the screen went hand-in- hand. Travel became a time portal in a void. A simultaneity of unfolding events were compressed into soundbites and memes. Absorption of visual information increased a thousand-fold. The kaleidoscope rotated on. Sense had to be made out of irrational things. Thus it is this generation who grew up plugged in, and who now in their maturing years have witnessed the world through this obsidian diorama.Traditional media (painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture) and cutting edge know-how are compatible and second nature here. All reflect upon a state of dislocation and a desire to pick-up the pieces. To put humpty-dumpty back together again requires an armory full of reliquaries for a botched civilization.
The Stable is a temporary off-space located in the idyllic environs of a Swiss Alpine village. Organized by Fritz Steinhart, whose previous gallery stints have included Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, and, König Galerie, Berlin. The open-spaced barn in S-chanf offers a safe setting in which the works can be shown and appreciated without being constricted to a closed space environment during the ongoing pandemic.