Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures by Dan Flavin and John Chamberlain.
The exhibition includes Flavin’s four-part installation Untitled (to Hans Coper, master potter) (1990). In this work, four vertical towers of white fluorescent light illuminate the gallery space. Each of the four elements has the same physical structure; the only variation lies within a subtle, progressive shift in a single hue. Reading from left to right across three gallery walls, the first tower glows with pure white fluorescent light; in the second, the cool white fluorescent light is punctuated by a single tube of warm white fluorescent light; in the third, by a single tube of daylight fluorescent light; and in the final element, both daylight and warm white fluorescent light, one tube of each, offer a final variation to the artist’s reduced yet radiant color palette.
In their sheer physicality and resplendent color, the three sculptures by John Chamberlain in the exhibition offer a material and visual counterpoint to Flavin’s Untitled (to Hans Coper, master potter). Apparentlyoffspring, Anteambulo Quincunx, and A Spear de Corps (all 1992) expand on Chamberlain’s signature handling of found, distorted metal. The sculptures’ often baroque, twisted ribbons of rhapsodically colored steel incorporate mass, space, volume, openness, weight, and material.
Uncanny Delights: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray
Catalyzed by the exhibition Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Alice Godwin examines the legacy and development of a Surrealist ethos in selected works from three contemporary sculptors.
In Foil Adventures: John Chamberlain’s Late Works in Aluminum, Corinna Thierolf discusses how, starting in the mid-1960s, the artist investigated and perfected working with this material.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018
The Spring 2018 Gagosian Quarterly with a cover by Ed Ruscha is now available for order.
Patrick Seguin: Chamberlain and Prouvé
Two twentieth-century heavyweights collide in a show of works by John Chamberlain and Jean Prouvé in New York. Derek Blasberg talks to Patrick Seguin about Prouvé and design on the occasion of the exhibition.
Crushed, Cast, Constructed
Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray
June 15–July 31, 2020
Grosvenor Hill, London
Artschwager, Chamberlain, Twombly, Varejão, Wall, Weatherford
July 19–August 31, 2018