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New Site-Specific Project by William Powhida Opens at Marlborough’s Chelsea Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Marlborough Chelsea presents POWHIDA, a site-specific project by the eponymous artist which opens, July 27th. The exhibition will be on view through August 12th. Utilizing the entire ground floor gallery, POWHIDA is the artist’s most ambitious installation to date. In keeping with his oeuvre, Powhida has taken his relationship with the art world as the very subject of the exhibition, employing numerous historical departure points and creating a vast conceptual spectrum reflected in the diversity of the artist’s approaches to making art. These references span from the 19th-century French Romantic painters Delacroix and Gericault to participatory performance that de-materializes the object. Like the artist himself, POWHIDA explores an array of contemporary socio-political and cultural issues germane to the artist’s role