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For Immediate Release
Vincent Szarek, Gravity Lesson: Sculpture and Painting  September 26 - November 09, 2013
Artist Vincent Szarek was introduced to car culture when working in a body shop while growing up in Rhode Island.  In this environment, Szarek learned to employ materials associated with fabricating custom cars and surfboards.  His exposure and refinement of this industrial methodology continued while he studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design.  The sculpture and painting included in Gravity Lesson at C. Nichols Project can be seen as the anvil and black hole from the Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner cartoon...  The Anvil is the threatening weight that lands on the coyote, The Black Hole as the fickle portal that lets some through, others not.  ACME is realized with an elegance closer to a Mapplethorpe photograph than a cartoon.  â€¨Vincent Szarek's work was most recently seen in Los Angeles during "Painting in Place" curated by Shamim M. Momin of Los Angeles Nomadic Division at the Farmers and Merchant's Bank.  He has been in numerous international shows and a solo show at PS1 in Long Island City, NY (2003).  Upcoming shows include solo shows at Ruzicska, Salzburg Austria in January 2014 and Gallery Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland in April 2014.

Born in Westerly, Rhode Island, 1973
BFA Rhode Island School of Design
Lives and works in Los Angeles
Old and New, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Vincent Szarek, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland
Gravity Lesson: Sculpture and Painting, c. nichols project, Los Angeles
Divine Felony, V1 Copenhagen, Denmark
Olivier Mosset, Vincent Szarek, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Hi-Fi Chassis, Leo Koenig, Inc. Projekte, New York
The Essential Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Gold, Oil, Corn, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany
Almine Rech, Paris, France
Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, MA
Vincent Szarek / Michael Zahn, ZKMax, Munich, Germany
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Old Glory, Fusebox, Washington, DC
PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Kink, Fusebox, Washington, DC
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Vincent Szarek / Michael Zahn, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Vincent Szarek / Sebastiaan Bremer, Gallery: untitled, Dallas, Texas
Beer, curated by Drew Heitzler, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, US
White House, curated by Vincent Szarek, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland
Sneakerotics, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Pop Up, Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France
Tonight We Won't Be Bored, V1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hell Raisers, Lange + Pult, Zurich, Switzerland
Doppelgangster Arena 1, curated by Allen Tombello
Hell Raisers 2 Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire
Death Can Dance TOWNHOUSE Zurich, Switzerland
Take Off Your Silver Spurs And Help Me Pass The Time Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Art & Stars & Cars, curated by Renate Wiehager, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Hirschfaktor, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Make Skateboards, organized by Scott Ogden and Jonathan Lavoie, I-20 Gallery, New York
Opera Seria, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Olivier Mosset, Jeffrey Schad, and Vincent Szarek, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Artist as Collector: Olivier Mosset, MoCA Tucson, Arizona
Geometria en el siglo XX en la Daimler Art Collection, curated by Renate Wiehager, Malba – 
Fundacion Costantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Endless Bummer, curated by Drew Heitzler, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
The Brucennial, curated by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York
Cars: Warhol, Fleury, Longo, Szarek, The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Both Sides of the Pulaski, curated by Andrea Salerno, New York
Olivier Mosset: Portrait de L'artiste en Motocycliste, Magasin Centre National d'Art Contemporain, 
Grenoble, France
Is It Tomorrow Yet? Singapore Art Museum
The Boys Are Back In Town, curated by Wes Lang, V1, Copenhagen, Denmark 
MAXImin - Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Rot Red Rouge, Residenzgalerie, Salzburg, Austria
Half Square, Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Back to Nature,  Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Cosmic Dreams, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
A Moitie Carre a Moite fou, La Villa Arson, Nice, France
Antes y después del minimalismo Museu d´Art Espanyol Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca
The Gold Standard, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, Organized by Robert Nickas at Paula Cooper, New York
Outside Europe Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Minimalism and After V, DiamlerChrysler Collection, Berlin, Germany
Di Sculptura, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Roundhouse, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York
General Dynamics, Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
Die Gute Form, Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin, Germany 
Minimalism and After III, DiamlerChrysler Collection, Berlin, Germany
Genesis Sculpture, Domaine Pommery, France
Art History of Surf Culture, Milk Studios, New York
Grotto 2, Jessica Murray Projects, New York
Sculptures, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
On A Wave, Jessica Murray Projects, New York
Greetings From New York, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
SKULPTURE 03, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
#21, Champion Fine Art, New York
Perpetual Bliss, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Guide to Trust No. 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, traveling after, curated by Jimmy Dams
Chromophilia, Fusebox, Washington, DC
The Young and the Hung, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Optical Optimism, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Geometry and Gesture, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Fresh, Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Perfect 10: Ten Years in Soho, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Open The Pod Bay Doors Hal, Feature Gallery, New York
Antiworld, curated by Marcos Rosales, Gallery: untitled, Dallas, Texas