Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2018
Free Peddler, 2018
Fiberglass, Aqua-resin, carbon fiber, stone, wood, ceramic, steel, aluminum, foam, and donated materials for free exchange
9 x 9 x 4 feet
A reimagination of the age-old trope of the transient salesperson, Antone Konst’s Free Peddler is a forum for the exchange of objects. With a shelf for a backpack, stocked by the artist with everyday necessities and bric-a-brac, the figure becomes a reflection of the surplus of tradable goods in contemporary society.
Antone Könst (b. New Haven, CT in 1987; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011 and MFA from Yale School of Art in 2014. His interest in creating art that can be viewed with multiple meanings as a tool for agency is reflected in his choice of clichéd subject matter in paintings.
Könst’s works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions, such as Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2018), Radical Abacus, Sante Fe, NM (2017), and Fondation des Etas-Unis, Paris, France (2015). He has also participated in group exhibitions, for example, Untitled Miami, Zieher Smith, Miami, FL (2017), The Pilgrim’s Progress, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME (2016), and How to Drape the Concrete, Galerie Jean Roch Dard, Brussels, Belgium (2015), among numerous others. Könst is currently participating in an exhibition at Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, and has curated a group show at Art Lot, Brooklyn.
Photography by Scott Lynch
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