Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition in Three Parts
October 15, 2020–January 31, 2021
The benefit exhibition Ice and Fire features works by more than forty artists who have enduring relationships with the Kitchen in New York. Installed within the organization’s three-story space in Chelsea, which is currently closed due to the global pandemic, the three-part exhibition is viewable online. Proceeds from sales will go toward a planned renovation on the occasion of the Kitchen’s fiftieth anniversary, ensuring that the nonprofit space will remain a platform for artistic experimentation in its historic and beloved building. Work by Cecily Brown, Roe Ethridge, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Mary Weatherford, and Christopher Wool is included.
Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Capri 53.57), 2020 © Mark Grotjahn
I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By
Mary Weatherford: I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By is available for online reading from June 17 through July 16 as part of Artist Spotlight: Mary Weatherford. Documenting Weatherford’s 2018 exhibition at Gagosian in New York, her first with the gallery, it features a new essay by curator and art historian John Elderfield that examines how this body of work evokes not just landscapes, but specific events and narratives. The plate section is interspersed with examples of Weatherford’s varied source material, including a nursery rhyme, a page of sheet music, and an entry from artist Agnes Pelton’s journal.
Mary Weatherford: I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By (New York: Gagosian, 2020)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:30–6:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Gagosian Shop will host a book signing with Mary Weatherford to coincide with the exhibition Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, on view from February 1 through July 12. Weatherford will be signing copies of her new monograph, Mary Weatherford, which features a new text by art historian Suzanne Hudson. Published by Lund Humphries, the book presents an overview of her work from the mid-1980s until today. The artist will also be signing copies of her 2016 book, Mary Weatherford: The Neon Paintings.
Mary Weatherford (London: Lund Humphries, 2019)
Mary Weatherford, Bill Arning, Ian Berry
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 4pm
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
On the occasion of Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden, opening on February 1 at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, the artist will speak with co-curators Bill Arning and Ian Berry. The trio will discuss Weatherford’s rich and diverse painting practice. A reception celebrating all of the Tang’s 2020 spring exhibitions will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Mary Weatherford, canyon, 2014, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts © Mary Weatherford
Benefit Auction + Party 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm
Drawing Center, New York
The Drawing Center’s annual Benefit Auction + Party takes place on Thursday, September 19, with an evening of music and cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by over forty leading artists, including Joe Bradley, John Currin, Rudolf Stingel, and Mary Weatherford. Funds raised through this event provide crucial support for the Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.drawingcenter.org.
John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:30pm
Sherry Lansing Theatre, Paramount Studios, Los Angeles
Mary Weatherford will speak with art historian Suzanne Hudson as a part of Frieze Talks, a program where artists, writers, and scholars partake in informal, wide-ranging conversation with a peer. The event is free with fair admission.
Photo: Lee Jaffe
Gender Equality and Art
within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Monday, September 24, 2018, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York
Gagosian, together with ART 2030 and BOTTLETOP, is pleased to present a panel discussion on gender representation, disparity, and equality in the arts, moderated by Johanna Burton, with the participation of Mary Weatherford, Ulla Tørnæs, Cameron Saul, and Hadeel Ibrahim. Coinciding with the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the panel discussion is the kickoff event of ART 2030 New York, a new, annual citywide initiative uniting the contemporary art world in support of the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Attendance at this event is by invitation only. Watch live on Gagosian’s Instagram.
Mary Weatherford, 2018, 2018 © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30pm
New York Studio School
Mary Weatherford will discuss her practice with art writer Phyllis Tuchman. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Mary Weatherford, Bird of Paradise, 2018 © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30–8pm
Contemporary Art Museum Houston
Mary Weatherford will be participating in the Gamson Artist Lecture Series, which brings a contemporary art voice to Houston. She will share images, inspiration, music, and stories about her work in the context of both art history and the specifics of her life. Her lecture will be followed by a conversation with CAMH director Bill Arning. Admission to the event is free, however, a ticket reservation is required and seating is limited. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at matchouston.org.
Mary Weatherford, Eden, 2017 © Mary Weatherford