Pace Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of work by Richard Pousette-Dart. The exhibition will feature twelve paintings and ten works on paper examining the artist’s use of geometric imagery from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s.
Curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin, FIERCE CREATIVITY is a five-day exhibition benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), a non-profit organization that encourages peace and social justice, serving the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts. Featuring works from over 45 leading contemporary artists, including Chuck Close, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, and Zhang Huan, the exhibition will be on view at 32 East 57th Street from October 22 through the 25th.
Tate Modern's Turbine Hall presents a new commission by Richard Tuttle, entitled I Don't Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language. Featuring Tuttle's textiles, the installation coincides with Whitechapel Gallery's retrospective of the artist's work from the 1960s to the present. These two displays comprise the United Kingdom's largest-ever survey of Richard Tuttle.
As Tuttle has emphasized, the creation of the fabric is integral to understanding the work, which features rich fabrics produced by a textile firm in Gujarat, India that were then attached to a monumental plywood frame. “I guess the job of an artist is to try to find a healthy union of the mechanical and the human,” the artist said.
Pace London, in collaboration with Fondazione Merz, is honoured to present a momentous exhibition of the late Italian artist Mario Merz from 26 September to 8 November 2014 at 6 Burlington Gardens. Featuring works from the 1960s to 2003, this retrospective marks the first major UK gallery staging of the artist’s work in more than twenty years and Pace’s first exhibition of Merz’s work.
Pace is pleased to announce that Maya Lin will receive the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a prestigious award given to a person “who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life. “Chosen from 100 nominees in the arts, Lin will use the $300,000 prize to continue her work on “What Is Missing?,” an ongoing project that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats.
The 2014 selection committee chair, playwright David Henry Hwang, said in a statement, “Ms. Lin’s combination of artistic excellence and public advocacy embodies the Gish sisters’ vision to honor an artist who makes our world a better place.” The Gish Prize will be presented to Maya Lin on the evening of Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
After over three years of restoration work, Louise Nevelson’s Night Presence IV has been reinstalled at its home on Park Avenue near 92nd Street. The steel sculpture, measuring at 22-feet tall, is known as “one of the crown jewels” in New York City’s public art collection, and was originally donated by the artist in honor of her 50th anniversary of living and working in the city.
The conservation work was realized with support from Pace’s Milly Glimcher, who maintained a close relationship with Nevelson from 1964 until the artist’s death in 1988. As Lindsay Gellman of The Wall Street Journal writes, Glimcher “recalls that [in 1973] not all neighborhood residents were pleased with the sculpture at the time of its original installation. ‘But it has come to be very much loved.’”
Blind Portraits, an exhibition presenting four monumental sculptures by Beijing-based artist Sui Jianguo, will be on view New York’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 28, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Organized by Public Art Fund, the exhibition will feature bronze works that “may first look like giant, tactile lumps,” as Carol Vogel of The New York Times writes, “but on closer inspection each has a form reminiscent of human features.”
Taking its title from the eponymous 2001 poem by John Giorno, THERE WAS A BAD TREE brings together three American artists, all rarely exhibited in the UK. John Giorno’s sound piece plays alongside new work by N. Dash and a collection of Alfred Jensen’s paintings which range in date from 1958 to 1975.
A survey exhibition including over sixty works by twelve of the artists who have made Pace one of the leading galleries for over half a century. The exhibition marks the extension of Pace’s temporary Menlo Park gallery, located in the former Tesla headquarters, and follows surveys of Alexander Calder and Tara Donovan. A timeline of Pace’s history will provide context to the works on view, chronicling both Pace and art history since the postwar period.
New paintings by the Chinese artist. The restrained, fundamental practice of a non-narrative art in the Terrazzo series has developed into a calm meditation on life, something destined to fade away finally.
Time brings about a perceptible spatial change as the center of the picture subtly expands, the way space twists when an object moves through it at the speed of light. Compared with this formal purity, the title Coffin Paint—its Chinese title translates literally as “lacquer of longevity”—carries serious sentimental and cultural connotations.
Xie Molin builds drawing machines that create intricate, organised, abstract paintings. His machine-generated abstract paintings have gained considerable critical and popular attention. By employing his tri-axial linkage painting machine, Xie’s careful and artisanal maneuvering aims at further exploring the potential expressivity of paint on canvas.
Pace Beijing is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Liu Jianhua, Square, from September 20 to November 8. The work shown at the exhibition transforms numerous into briefness, which demonstrates his long-term sense of form and the field of beauty.
Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded by Arne Glimcher in Boston in 1960 and led by Marc Glimcher, Pace has been a constant, vital force in the art world and has introduced many renowned artists’ work to the public for the first time. Over the past five decades, the gallery has mounted more than 700 exhibitions, including scholarly shows that have subsequently traveled to museums, and has published nearly 400 exhibition catalogues. Today, Pace has ten locations worldwide: four galleries in New York, two in London, a 25,000 square-foot gallery in Beijing, and recently opened exhibition spaces in Hong Kong, Menlo Park, California and Chesa Büsin in Zuoz, Switzerland.