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Extended through May 30, 2020

Jennifer Guidi

Gemini

February 28–May 30, 2020
555 West 24th Street, New York

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Installation view Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Jennifer Guidi, To Protect and Hold You Up, 2019 Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, in 3 parts, overall: 96 × 58 inches (243.8 × 147.3 cm)© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, To Protect and Hold You Up, 2019

Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, in 3 parts, overall: 96 × 58 inches (243.8 × 147.3 cm)
© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, As I Look into You I Begin to See Myself, 2019 Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 76 × 232 inches (193 × 589.3 cm)© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, As I Look into You I Begin to See Myself, 2019

Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 76 × 232 inches (193 × 589.3 cm)
© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, Intuitively Guided (Third Eye Diptych), 2019 Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, in 2 parts, overall: 54 × 58 inches (137.2 × 147.3 cm)© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, Intuitively Guided (Third Eye Diptych), 2019

Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, in 2 parts, overall: 54 × 58 inches (137.2 × 147.3 cm)
© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, Your Colors Are Eternal (Schiffermüller), 2019 Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 144 × 144 inches (365.8 × 365.8 cm)© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, Your Colors Are Eternal (Schiffermüller), 2019

Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 144 × 144 inches (365.8 × 365.8 cm)
© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, My Thoughts Emerge from a Mingling of Light and Darkness (Crown), 2019 Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 116 × 98 inches (294.6 × 248.9 cm)© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, My Thoughts Emerge from a Mingling of Light and Darkness (Crown), 2019

Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 116 × 98 inches (294.6 × 248.9 cm)
© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, My Thoughts Emerge from a Mingling of Light and Darkness (Crown), 2019 (detail) Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 116 × 98 inches (294.6 × 248.9 cm)© Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi, My Thoughts Emerge from a Mingling of Light and Darkness (Crown), 2019 (detail)

Sand, acrylic, and oil on linen, 116 × 98 inches (294.6 × 248.9 cm)
© Jennifer Guidi

About

Colors charge us externally and internally. I translate these colors into works every day. On an intuitive level, I am guided by the colors in nature.
—Jennifer Guidi

Gagosian is pleased to present Gemini, an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Guidi. This is her first exhibition with Gagosian in New York, following a 2018 exhibition, Heliocentric, at the gallery’s Hong Kong location.

Guidi’s radiant, mandala-like paintings are characterized by patterns and subtle textural and chromatic shifts, forging a connection with Minimalism while evoking metaphysical themes that transcend Western traditions. Her immersive compositions incorporate sand along with oil and acrylic paints to investigate color, light, and archetypal imagery. Beginning with an underpainting, she applies a thick layer of sand to the surface. While it is still wet, she makes marks with a wooden dowel in controlled and repetitive movements, often adding sand and paint in a U-shape on the top edge of the divots.

In Gemini—named for her own astrological sign—Guidi explores dualities: light and darkness, abstraction and figuration, science and mysticism. Viewers first encounter this focus in the twinned snakes of To Protect and Hold You Up (2019). Tracing links between cosmic and earthly forces, Guidi finds symmetry in opposition. In seven diptychs featuring triangular and circular canvases, the colors correspond to those of the chakras, a system of circular energy centers located in the body that inspires Guidi’s artistic and meditative practices alike.

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Photo: Brica Wilcox

Artist Spotlight

Jennifer Guidi

April 22–28, 2020

Light and color pervade every aspect of Jennifer Guidi’s work. The Los Angeles artist’s radiant, mandala-like paintings are marked by tonal and chromatic shifts that operate in concert with richly textured surfaces. Mixing sand into oils and acrylics, she produces immersive abstract compositions that borrow from the pared-down structures of Minimalism while evoking a powerful archetypal symbolism.

Photo: Brica Wilcox