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The Brant Foundation Announces Dan Colen: Help!

May 1st, 2014

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center announces Dan Colen Help! – a solo exhibition of work by Dan Colen, opening on May 11, 2014.  Help! traces a decade of Colen’s work, beginning with his first major sculpture, Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors (My Friend Dash’s Wall in the Future) (2004) and continuing through new site-specific pieces conceived specifically for the Foundation. The exhibition continues the Foundation’s commitment to presenting major solo exhibitions for artists who have made singular contributions to the development of contemporary art. Peter Brant has been a major supporter of Colen throughout his career, and the artist is well represented in the Foundation’s collection.

Help! Exhibition Page

About Dan Colen

He received his B.F.A. in 2001 from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Recent solo exhibitions include “Peanuts,” Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway (2011); “In Living Color,” FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2012); “The Illusion of Life,” Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Scotland (2013); “Help!,” The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Connecticut (2014); “The L…o…n…g Count,” The Walter De Maria Building, New York (2014); “Psychic Slayer,” HEART—Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2015); and “Oil Painting,” Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2016).  His work is featured in several public collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami; Jimenez–Colon Collection, Puerto Rico; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.