Material Witness, Five Decades of Art
October - 15 November 2020
Harmony Hammond, Dogon (1978/2015)
Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York
Photo: Eric Swanson
© Harmony Hammond / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Peter Young: Fellow Traveller
25 April – 7 September 2020
Peter Young’s paintings explore the territory beyond pure Minimalism and Abstract Surrealism. Immersed in the New York art scene in the 1960s, both Young and his art were subject to the strict formal criteria of Minimal art that prevailed at the time. Though Young addresses this in his mathematical grids and curvilinear forms, he also surpasses formal boundaries by intertwining organic elements into the geometrically engineered. The merging of mathematics and spontaneity – through color, pattern, and handmade touch – results in a sense of unmatched intimacy and psychedelic other worldliness.
Peter Young, #24-1972 (1972)
Pino Pascali, Bachi de setola (1968)
Color. Theory. & (b/w)
December 2019 - 14 June 2020
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Celadon Landscape is constructed from ceramic discards collected from numerous kilns in Korea. These shards are the result of potters destroying finished ceramic vessels with any minor imperfections. Shin views the celadon fragments as a metaphor of the Korean diaspora, vibrant artifacts of the Korean people, their history and culture that are scattered all over the world to form new identities elsewhere. The term celadon also refers to the soft, pale grey-green color achieved by coating the clay with an iron-rich glaze that oxidizes during the heating process.
14 December 2019 - 8 March 2020
Vik Muniz is distinguished as one of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. Endlessly playful and inventive in his approach, Muniz harnesses a remarkable virtuosity in creating his renowned “photographic delusions”. Working with a dizzying array of unconventional materials including sugar, tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust, and junk Muniz painstakingly builds tableaux before recording them with his camera. From a distance the subject of each resulting photograph is discernible; up close, the work reveals a complex and surprising matrix through which it is assembled. That revelatory moment when one thing transforms into another is of deep interest to the artist.