Reception for the artist: Friday, April 5, 2002 6 – 8pm
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce Richard Artschwager's first solo exhibition since joining the gallery.
One of the most influential artists of our time, Artschwager is primarily known as a conceptual sculptor and painter. Artschwager's work mixes pictorial and object forms that challenge our perception of the two and three-dimensional image as seen in the two bodies of work that make up this exhibition.
The first series of Floor Works are comprised of Chairs-an object that Artschwager has studied since the early 1960s. The current series are Ls and Ts covered in black and white photographs, all portraits of various family members and friends. The chair by the artist's own words are "people surrogates." These frozen figures are both representational and abstract.
The second series of Wall Works is a group of wall-mounted sculptures, the inverse to the stoic chairs. These figurative silhouettes created with rubberized hair on masonite are soft and blurry with a unique tactile texture. These works manage to capture a figure's motion and energy-they climb, dive, dance and jump.
A retrospective exhibition organized by The Neues Museum in Nuremberg, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna is currently on view in Vienna.
A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Lane Relyea will accompany the exhibition.
A conversation between Adam McEwen and Bob Monk.
Gwen Allen recounts her discovery of cutting-edge artists’ magazines from the 1960s and 1970s and explores the roots and implications of these singular publications.
On the occasion of the exhibition Richard Artschwager: Primary Sources, recently on view at Gagosian, New York, Bob Monk and Maggie Dougherty explore the artist’s use of reference materials as the impetus for his paintings.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2019
The Spring 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Red Pot with Lute Player #2 by Jonas Wood on its cover.