Press Release Hugo Boss Presents Jeremy Kost, Of An Instance in Partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum
For immediate release
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
HUGO BOSS in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is pleased to announce Jeremy Kost, Of an Instance, an exhibition of works by Jeremy Kost. The exhibition will be on view from May 5th through 31st, 2012 at 150 11th Avenue in New York, NY. The exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm and will also be open to the public on Sunday, May 6th and Monday, May 7th. Of an Instance will debut on May 3rd in series of special window installations on display at the following HUGO BOSS store locations throughout New York City: Meatpacking store at 401 West 14th Street, Soho store at 555 Broadway, and the Columbus Circle store at 10 Columbus Circle.
Jeremy Kost, Of an Instance will present an overview of Kost’s work to date, focusing on three main points of interest in his practice, fame, drag queens and the male figure—all joined through a common theme of façade. The exhibition will consist of a selection of works by Kost that include his signature Polaroid collages, videos and a new series of silkscreen paintings, exhibited in dialogue with a selection of works from The Andy Warhol Museum’s collection that will be selected by the artist and include Warhol’s large format Polaroids: self-portraits as well as celebrity portraits. Kost and Warhol both traverse the subcultural terrain of nightlife and parties, sharing an insatiable interest in celebrities, drag queens and beautiful men. Jeremy Kost, Of an Instance will reveal the artist’s ability to uncover intimate aspects of both celebrated and unknown characters, and explore the idea of façade and identity as seen in his subject’s personae.
In his work, Kost gives physicality to the images he captures, making real the sights and motions of the worlds he occupies. Kost like Warhol inserts himself into the reality of his subjects from gritty nightlife realism to staged fairytale scenarios documenting these worlds and their characters as if he was one himself.
“Kost melds with his surroundings by building trust with his subjects—telling them with a smile or a nod that they are indeed the most beautiful of all. The repertoire he builds with his chosen models presents itself in each intimate portrait that he captures with a push of a button,” states Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. Kost continues Warhol’s legacy of documenting gender, fame, sexuality and fantasy in an instantaneous manner, turning everyone into a superstar.
About Jeremy Kost
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Kost lives and works in New York City. Kost has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.; Galerie Nuke, Paris; and his forthcoming exhibitions at Gallery Target, Tokyo and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including State of the Art – New Contemporary Photography, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany; “Mie: A Portrait by 35 Artists, Freight and Volume”, New York, NY; “RE:DEFINE”, The Goss Michel Foundation, Dallas, TX; “Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven”, Bureau of Open Culture/ Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH; “Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny”, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; “Dress Codes”, International Center of Photography Triennial of Photography and Video, New York, NY and many others. Kost’s recently released his first monograph titled “It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn”, published by powerHouse books in collaboration with BookMarc.
About HUGO BOSS
HUGO BOSS is one of the leading international fashion and lifestyle groups that offer a wide range of products in menswear, womenswear, kidswear, homewear, eyewear, watches and fragrances. The brand world of HUGO BOSS consists of the core brand BOSS and the avant-garde brand HUGO. The menswear and womenswears collection in the BOSS Black line provide a versatile fashion range with a rich array of elegant “modern classics” in business, leisure and formalwear. The luxury line, BOSS Selection, impresses with apparel, shoes and accessories for sophisticated fashion- and style- conscious men. BOSS Orange offers casual collections for men and women who enjoy dressing in style. The BOSS Green line addresses active fashion-oriented men with golf and sportswear collection of the finest quality. HUGO delivers architectural looks for men and women with an avant- garde design esthetic. Follow HUGO BOSS on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, “The Warhol” is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional information about The Warhol Museum is available at www.warhol.org
For more information on Jeremy Kost please visit: www.jeremykost.com
Further information on HUGO BOSS can be found on our website at www.hugoboss.com
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.