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NEW YORK—The Paula Cooper Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a third exhibition space in the heart of Chelsea, at 465 West 23rd Street.

Paula Cooper at 465 will open with an exhibition of works by Sherrie Levine. The exhibition will include two new bronze sculpture groups cast from found objects, entitled The Three Muses and The Three Furies. Also on view is a bronze cast of a steer skull from 2002 and a suite of twenty-four found postcards from 2000.

Through recasting and framing, as well as placement in the gallery space, the found objects are re-contextualized. Levine has said: “I don’t think it’s useful to see dominant culture as monolithic. I’d rather see it as polyphonic, with unconscious voices which may be at odds with one another. If I am attentive to these voices, then maybe I can collaborate with some of them to create something almost new.”

A reprise of Charles Baudelaire’s 1857 poetry collection, Les Fleurs du Mal, will be exhibited simultaneously at 192 Books, located at 192 Tenth Avenue at West 21st Street in Manhattan.

Sherrie Levine was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, grew up in St. Louis and moved to New York in 1975. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., 1988; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1988; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 1991; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1992; and Portikus, Frankfurt, 1994, among many others. In 2005, she was one of the four artists included in Quartet, the opening exhibition of the new Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Levine has recently had shows at the Chicago Arts Club (in September 2006) and the Georgia O’ Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico (in January 2007). Levine divides her time between New York City and Santa Fe.

Located at street level in London Terrace Towers, the famous 1930s red and yellow brick residential complex on 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Paula Cooper at 465 is a 1,100 sq. foot intimate space.

Paula Cooper Gallery’s main space is at 534 West 21st Street, in a former warehouse redesigned by Richard Gluckman. The space opened its doors in 1996 when the gallery moved from SoHo, where it had been located since 1968. In 1999, Paula Cooper opened a second space at 521 West 21st Street. During the 2006-2007 season, Paula Cooper Gallery at 521 West 21st Street presented one-person shows by Carl Andre, Christian Marclay, Walid Raad, Kelley Walker and Sam Durant (opening March 31).

For more information, please contact the gallery: (212) 255-1105 or
info@paulacoopergallery.com