Friday, October 9, 2020
We celebrate Mary Weatherford: Train Yards—a new exhibition at Gagosian, London—with the first episode of Gagosian Premieres, featuring an exclusive performance by Thurston Moore inside the gallery and a conversation between Mary Weatherford and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in the artist’s Los Angeles studio.
Weatherford’s Train Yard paintings are abstracted interpretations of the titular site after dark, in which deep purple and black grounds—often punctuated by white neon light tubes—evoke the history and aura of their subject. The artist describes these works as visual embodiments of environmental noise: “the clanging of bells and whistles and the sound of trains.”
Best known as one of the founders of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Moore will translate the American folk and blues music that inspired the Train Yard paintings in a special performance including a new composition. Critic and journalist Drohojowska-Philp will speak with Weatherford about the influence and wide-ranging effects the transcontinental railroad had on American histories, her process and approach to the series, and the challenges of trying to paint an experience
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Episodes & Trailers
Episodes of Gagosian Premieres are created in collaboration with an artist and shaped around his or her new gallery exhibition. The exclusively online series features the artists in conversation with the most widely respected figures from the worlds of contemporary literature, music, entertainment, film, and, of course, art, as well as studio visits and intimate performances inspired by and composed in response to the work on view.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Featuring Ekow Eshun, Amanda Hunt, and Raphael Saadiq
The ninth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Nathaniel Mary Quinn: NOT FAR FROM HOME; STILL FAR AWAY—an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper at Gagosian, New York—featuring a raw musical performance by Raphael Saadiq; an intimate conversation between Quinn and Amanda Hunt, director of public programs and creative practice at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles; and insightful commentary from writer and curator Ekow Eshun.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Featuring Gustavo Dudamel with YOLA, Julian Rose, and esperanza spalding
The eighth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Frank Gehry: Spinning Tales—an exhibition of new work presented at Gagosian, Beverly Hills—featuring musical performances by esperanza spalding and Gustavo Dudamel and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and a conversation between Frank Gehry and Julian Rose conducted in Gehry’s Los Angeles studio.