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Mary Weatherford

Train Yards

September 22–December 19, 2020
Grosvenor Hill, London

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Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Artwork © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Works Exhibited

Mary Weatherford, Orion’s Belt, 2016 Flashe and neon on linen, 112 × 99 inches (284.5 × 251.5 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, Orion’s Belt, 2016

Flashe and neon on linen, 112 × 99 inches (284.5 × 251.5 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, No. 4000, 2017–18 Flashe and neon on linen, 112 × 99 inches (284.5 × 251.5 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, No. 4000, 2017–18

Flashe and neon on linen, 112 × 99 inches (284.5 × 251.5 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, Cosmos, 2020 Flashe on linen, 112 × 99 inches (284.5 × 251.5 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, Cosmos, 2020

Flashe on linen, 112 × 99 inches (284.5 × 251.5 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

About

There’s always sound that enters when I’m thinking about a painting. To me they have sound.
—Mary Weatherford

Gagosian is pleased to present Train Yards, an exhibition of paintings by Mary Weatherford. This is her first solo exhibition with the gallery in London.

Weatherford roots abstract painting in subjective experience, evoking urban and rural environments while experimenting with internal painterly dynamics around light, color, and gesture, as well as the relationship between a painted surface and various three-dimensional addenda. Preparing each canvas with a mixture of gesso and marble dust, she conjures a wide range of chromatic and textural effects. In her best-known works, sponged grounds of vinyl-based emulsion on heavy linen panels are surmounted by one or more carefully shaped and placed neon-filled glass tubes.

Weatherford began using neon in 2012, inspired by the illuminated signs that lined the streets of Bakersfield, California, where she was then working as a visiting artist and educator. Casting an intense industrial light onto the modulated fields of color beneath them, the tubes (which sometimes extend beyond the edges of the painting) read as hand-drawn lines, their trailing power cords adding a further graphic and dimensional aspect.

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