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Through Jay DeFeo’s Lens

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 7–8pm EDT

Join Leah Levy, executive director of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, and Natalie Dupêcher, assistant curator of modern art at the Menil Collection in Houston, for a conversation about the photo-based work of Jay DeFeo. The pair will discuss the works on view in the Menil’s exhibition Photography and the Surreal Imagination and those in the Menil’s permanent collection, and will consider how the artist adopted and transformed Surrealist strategies throughout her boldly imaginative career. To watch the live conversation, visit the Menil’s YouTube channel.

Jay DeFeo, Self-Portrait with Camera, Larkspur Studio, CA, 1972 © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jay DeFeo, Self-Portrait with Camera, Larkspur Studio, CA, 1972 © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Helen Frankenthaler, Hybrid Vigor, 1973, Friends of the Menil Collection © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

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Helen Frankenthaler’s Abstraction

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7–8pm edt

Join Elizabeth Smith, executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Natalie Dupêcher, assistant curator of modern art at the Menil Collection, for a conversation about Helen Frankenthaler’s pivotal role in postwar American art. The pair will consider how the artist pioneered a highly original form of abstraction by looking at a selection of her works, including the monumental painting Hybrid Vigor (1973), which is currently on view at the Menil Collection. To watch the live conversation, visit the Menil’s YouTube channel.

Helen Frankenthaler, Hybrid Vigor, 1973, Friends of the Menil Collection © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

Installation view, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Menil Collection, Houston, February 21–October 11, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

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On Brice Marden’s Drawings

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7–8pm EDT

Join Lilly Wei, independent curator and critic, and Kelly Montana, assistant curator at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, for a conversation on the arc of Brice Marden’s drawing practice and the critical influence that site has played in his work. The artist’s work is currently displayed in the Menil’s exhibition Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings. To watch the live conversation, visit the Menil’s YouTube channel.

Installation view, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Menil Collection, Houston, February 21–October 11, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite (1988). Photo courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Talk Series

Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue

Saturday–Sunday, December 2–3, 2017
New Museum, New York
www.newmuseum.org

To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the New Museum will host a talk series with over forty artists whose work has been integral in shaping the New Museum. Highlight includes:

December 2, 1pm
Carsten Höller and Hans Haacke
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

December 2, 4pm
Jeff Koons and George Condo
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

December 3, 3pm
Neil Jenney and Nicole Eisenman
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite (1988). Photo courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Titus Kaphar in his studio, touching his painting.

Titus Kaphar: From a Tropical Space

Join the artist in his studio in New Haven, Connecticut, where he speaks about his latest paintings.

The crowd at the public funeral of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in April 1968. Photo by Moneta Sleet Jr.

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn in his studio

Nathaniel Mary Quinn: In the Studio

Hear the painter describe the creation of a new work in this time-lapse documentation of his process.

Theaster Gates in his studio

Theaster Gates: Black Vessel

Join Theaster Gates in his studio as he prepares for an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian, New York. In this video, shot on location in Chicago during the tumultuous weeks of protest in late spring 2020, Gates reflects on the metaphorical power of materials and process, and on the redemptive potential of art.

Gregory Crewdson, Red Star Express, 2018–19, digital pigment print, 56 ¼ × 94 ⅞ inches (127 × 225.7 cm)

Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths

Gregory Crewdson discusses his new work with actor Cate Blanchett.

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.

Louise Bonnet in her Los Angeles studio, 2020

Louise Bonnet

Filmmaker and author Miranda July joined Louise Bonnet on a video call to discuss life during lockdown, the luminosity of oil paint, and Bonnet’s forthcoming exhibition of new work. Longtime friends—and newly neighbors—the two reflect on their shared history and shared interests in the unconscious, vagueness, and the mixture of humor and pain.

Ed Ruscha, At That, 2020, dry pigment and acrylic on paper.

“Things Fall Apart”: Ed Ruscha’s Swiped Words

Lisa Turvey examines the range of effects conveyed by the blurred phrases in recent drawings by the artist, detailing the ways these words in motion evoke the experience of the current moment.

Photo: Moneta Sleet, Jr., 1965. Johnson Publishing Company Archive. Courtesy Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution.

Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation

As a prelude to his first-ever solo exhibition in New York, Theaster Gates discusses his prescient work with the photographic archive of Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company and his formation of Black Image Corporation as a conceptual project. In conversation with Louise Neri, he expands on his strategies as artist and social innovator in his quest to redeem and renew the sacred power of Black images and Black space. 

Jay DeFeo working on The Rose (then titled Deathrose), photographed by Burt Glinn in 1960.

Jay DeFeo

Suzanne Hudson speaks with Leah Levy, executive director of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, about the artist’s life and work.

Henri Matisse, The Music Lesson, 1917, oil on canvas, domestic interior scene of people in the livingroom at the piano, reading chair, and window

Lockdown: Henri Matisse’s Domestic Interiors

John Elderfield reexamines Matisse’s Piano Lesson (1916) and Music Lesson (1917), considering the works’ depictions of domestic space during the tumult of World War I.

Helen Frankenthaler, Cool Summer, 1962, oil on canvas, 69 ¾ × 120 inches (177.2 × 304.8 cm), Collection Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Building a Legacy
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation on COVID-19 Relief Funding

The Quarterly’s Alison McDonald speaks with Clifford Ross, Frederick J. Iseman, and Dr. Lise Motherwell, members of the board of directors of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Elizabeth Smith, executive director, about the foundation’s decision to establish a multiyear initiative dedicated to providing $5 million in covid-19 relief for artists and arts professionals.