Dutch Sculptor Folkert de Jong Returns to James Cohan Gallery for Solo Show

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NEW YORK, NY.- James Cohan Gallery New York welcomes the return of Dutch sculptor Folkert de Jong for the artist’s third solo exhibition Operation Harmony opened on April 1st and running through May 7th, 2011. Following his solo exhibition last year at the Groninger Museum, his inclusion in the Sydney Biennial 2010 and in anticipation of the sculpture exhibition The Shape of Things to Come at the Saatchi Gallery opening in May, for which his work is the cover image, Folkert de Jong’s career has been firmly launched on the international stage. De Jong employs the contemporary industrial materials Styrofoam and polyurethane foam, well understood for their inherent contradictory properties of cheapness and indestructibility, to create sculptural tableaux of what can be considered anti-monuments that conflate the past and the present. There are two central