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Rachel Whiteread

Internal Objects

April 12–June 6, 2021
Grosvenor Hill, London

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Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Works Exhibited

Rachel Whiteread, Poltergeist, 2020 Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 120 ⅛ × 110 ¼ × 149 ⅝ inches (305 × 280 × 380 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Poltergeist, 2020

Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 120 ⅛ × 110 ¼ × 149 ⅝ inches (305 × 280 × 380 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Poltergeist, 2020 (detail) Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 120 ⅛ × 110 ¼ × 149 ⅝ inches (305 × 280 × 380 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Poltergeist, 2020 (detail)

Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 120 ⅛ × 110 ¼ × 149 ⅝ inches (305 × 280 × 380 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Doppelgänger, 2020–21 Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 110 ¼ × 175 ¼ × 177 ¼ inches (280 × 445 × 450 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Doppelgänger, 2020–21

Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 110 ¼ × 175 ¼ × 177 ¼ inches (280 × 445 × 450 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Doppelgänger, 2020–21 (detail) Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 110 ¼ × 175 ¼ × 177 ¼ inches (280 × 445 × 450 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Doppelgänger, 2020–21 (detail)

Corrugated iron, beech, pine, oak, household paint, and mixed media, 110 ¼ × 175 ¼ × 177 ¼ inches (280 × 445 × 450 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pinboard), 2019 Resin and steel, in 3 parts, overall: 43 ⅜ × 96 ⅞ × 4 inches (110 × 246 × 10 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pinboard), 2019

Resin and steel, in 3 parts, overall: 43 ⅜ × 96 ⅞ × 4 inches (110 × 246 × 10 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Snow), 2019 Resin and steel, in 3 parts, overall: 74 ⅞ × 59 ⅛ × 6 ¾ inches (190 × 150 × 17 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Snow), 2019

Resin and steel, in 3 parts, overall: 74 ⅞ × 59 ⅛ × 6 ¾ inches (190 × 150 × 17 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Crinkle-Crankle), 2018 Resin, aluminum spray, and steel, in 3 parts, overall: 63 × 72 ½ × 3 ¾ inches (160 × 184 × 9.5 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Crinkle-Crankle), 2018

Resin, aluminum spray, and steel, in 3 parts, overall: 63 × 72 ½ × 3 ¾ inches (160 × 184 × 9.5 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Yellow Relief), 2020–21 Hand-painted bronze, in 6 parts, overall: 39 ¾ × 44 ¾ inches (101 × 113.5 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Yellow Relief), 2020–21

Hand-painted bronze, in 6 parts, overall: 39 ¾ × 44 ¾ inches (101 × 113.5 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pink and Yellow), 2020–21 Hand-painted bronze, in 4 parts, overall: 39 ⅝ × 19 ½ inches (100.5 × 49.5 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pink and Yellow), 2020–21

Hand-painted bronze, in 4 parts, overall: 39 ⅝ × 19 ½ inches (100.5 × 49.5 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pink Relief), 2020–21 Hand-painted bronze, in 2 parts, overall: 41 ⅜ × 25 ⅜ inches (105 × 64.5 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pink Relief), 2020–21

Hand-painted bronze, in 2 parts, overall: 41 ⅜ × 25 ⅜ inches (105 × 64.5 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Silver Relief), 2020–21 Lacquered silver, 19 ¾ × 9 ⅝ inches (50.2 × 24.3 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Silver Relief), 2020–21

Lacquered silver, 19 ¾ × 9 ⅝ inches (50.2 × 24.3 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018 Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 30 ¾ × 25 ⅝ inches (78 × 65 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018

Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 30 ¾ × 25 ⅝ inches (78 × 65 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018 Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 26 × 25 ¼ inches (66 × 64 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018

Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 26 × 25 ¼ inches (66 × 64 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018 Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, in 2 parts, overall: 38 ¼ × 20 ⅛ inches (97 × 51 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018

Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, in 2 parts, overall: 38 ¼ × 20 ⅛ inches (97 × 51 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2018 Ink on papier-mâché, 30 ¾ × 26 ⅜ inches (78 × 67 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2018

Ink on papier-mâché, 30 ¾ × 26 ⅜ inches (78 × 67 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Corrugated Blue), 2017 Colored silver leaf and papier-mâché, 31 ⅞ × 50 ⅜ inches (81 × 128 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Corrugated Blue), 2017

Colored silver leaf and papier-mâché, 31 ⅞ × 50 ⅜ inches (81 × 128 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Corrugated Pink), 2017 Colored silver leaf and papier-mâché, 30 ⅜ × 43 ⅜ inches (77 × 110 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Corrugated Pink), 2017

Colored silver leaf and papier-mâché, 30 ⅜ × 43 ⅜ inches (77 × 110 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

About

As an artist you create a language, you create depth to a language, you change the language.
—Rachel Whiteread

Gagosian is pleased to present Internal Objects, an exhibition of new work by Rachel Whiteread.

Whiteread employs the formal language of Minimalism, taking cues from its emphasis on geometric seriality, yet adds a quietly emotive aspect, maintaining an acute sensitivity to objects’ minor details and subtle markers of use and human irregularity. Over the past four decades, she has used the method of casting on both “low” materials such as concrete, resin, rubber, and plaster, as well as more traditional sculptural materials, such as bronze. Whether they take the form of monumental public installations or small, intimate objects, Whiteread’s forms imply hidden narratives and secret histories. She employs existing artifacts and spaces—including domestic objects like chairs and mattresses, interiors of rooms, and even, famously, an entire terraced house—to evoke and explore corporeal presence. Notably, her deft use of negative space can imply a thing that’s gone and been reincarnated.

In this exhibition, this suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way. In Detached 1, Detached 2, and Detached 3 (all 2012), which she installed at Gagosian London in 2013, Whiteread rendered the empty interiors of three garden sheds in concrete and steel. Now, in Internal Objects, she has again created cabin-like structures but has, for the first time, eschewed casting existing objects in favor of building original ones. Poltergeist (2020) and Döppelganger (2020–21), which will occupy the two main rooms of the Grosvenor Hill gallery, are made of found wood and metal that has been meticulously overpainted in white household paint.

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Installation view, Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, April 12–June 6, 2021. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Visit

London Gallery Weekend
Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread

June 4–6, 2021
London
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As part of the inaugural London Gallery Weekend, Gagosian will have extended hours at all three London locations. Damien Hirst: Relics and Fly Paintings, the second exhibition of the artist’s yearlong takeover of the Britannia Street gallery, will be unveiled on June 5 to coincide with the event. Visitors can also see Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects at Grosvenor Hill, alongside additional works by the artist at Davies Street, before it closes on June 6. London Gallery Weekend is a new and free annual event featuring over 140 of the city’s leading contemporary art galleries coming together to celebrate culture and creativity.

As part of the event, Gagosian is collaborating with the Connaught Patisserie for a special pop-up, which will be at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, on June 5 from 10am to 4pm and June 6 from 11am to 3pm.

Installation view, Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, April 12–June 6, 2021. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates