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Mary Weatherford

Epilogue

October 28–December 17, 2022
Park & 75, New York

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas, 2022 Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas, 2022

Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas, 2022 Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas, 2022

Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, Untitled with Blue, 2022 Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, Untitled with Blue, 2022

Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas, 2022 Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas, 2022

Monoprint, 18 × 15 ½ inches (45.7 × 39.4 cm)
© Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

About

Gagosian is pleased to announce Epilogue, an exhibition of monoprints that further Mary Weatherford’s exploration of themes related to her recent The Flaying of Marsyas paintings. At the gallery’s Park & 75 location from October 28 to December 17, 2022, this is the artist’s first exhibition in New York since I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By in 2018.

Weatherford’s The Flaying of Marsyas series is on view at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, through November 27. The paintings are inspired by Titian’s late-period masterpiece of 1570–76, held in the collection of the Archdiocesan Museum Kroměříž, Czech Republic. Titian’s unsettling painting depicts Ovid’s version of the gruesome myth in which Apollo flays the satyr Marsyas after defeating him in a music contest. “I brought the myth to the present day using neon,” notes Weatherford, “alluding to destiny, haughtiness, and the relationship between human and divine.”

The Epilogue monoprints are a postscript to Weatherford’s paintings in Venice. They are made in collaboration with Farrington Press in the remote high desert near Joshua Tree, California. Founded by master printer Kyle Simon, the press operates off-grid and relies on solar power.

These works are made in a process developed by Weatherford and Simon. First, Weatherford paints onto a wood block. The wet image is transferred to the paper by a hydraulic press that applies 100 tons of pressure. At a 6,000-foot elevation and nearly zero humidity, the paint dries quickly, resulting in unique, unrepeatable compositions of detail and subtlety, often revealing the very grain of the wood plate itself.

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Takashi Murakami cover and Andreas Gursky cover for Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2022 magazine

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, with two different covers—featuring Takashi Murakami’s 108 Bonnō MURAKAMI.FLOWERS (2022) and Andreas Gursky’s V & R II (2022).

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas—4500 Triphosphor, 2021–22 (detail), Flashe and neon on linen, 93 × 79 inches (236.2 × 200.7 cm). Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford: The Flaying of Marsyas

Coinciding with the 59th Venice Biennale, an exhibition at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice presents new paintings by Mary Weatherford inspired by Titian’s The Flaying of Marsyas (1570–76). Francine Prose traces the development of these works.

Mary Weatherford, Orion’s Belt, 2016, Flashe and neon on linen.

Mary Weatherford: Train Yards

Mary Weatherford speaks to Laura Hoptman about her new paintings, the Train Yard series. Begun in 2016, this body of work evokes the sights and sounds of railroads and night skies. The series will be shown for the first time in late 2020, in an exhibition at Gagosian, London.

Mary Weatherford

Work in Progress
Mary Weatherford

We visit the artist’s California studio as she prepares for her exhibition I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By. She speaks with Jennifer Peterson about her new paintings, her studio process, and the artists who have inspired her.

Mary Weatherford: I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By

Mary Weatherford: I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By

Taking viewers behind the scenes during the installation of Mary Weatherford’s I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By at Gagosian, New York, this video features interviews with the artist and John Elderfield.

After Frankenthaler: An Interview with Katy Siegel

After Frankenthaler: An Interview with Katy Siegel

Art historian Katy Siegel discusses her recent exhibition at the Rose Art Museum and publication “The heroine Paint”: After Frankenthaler with Gagosian’s Alison McDonald.