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FIAC

Louise Nevelson Dawn's Presence - Three, 1975-80. wood painted white , 123" x 127" x 99" (312.4 cm x 322.6 cm x 251.5 cm).

Louise Nevelson Dawn's Presence - Three, 1975-80. wood painted white , 123" x 127" x 99" (312.4 cm x 322.6 cm x 251.5 cm).
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Press Release

  • FIAC 2016

    Stand 0.B39

    Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais in Paris, featuring a selection of works by modern and contemporary masters.

    The centerpiece of Pace’s presentation is Louise Nevelson’s monumental installation Dawn’s Presence – Three (1975-80), the artist’s only complete white environment not in a museum collection. Nevelson, a leading Abstract Expressionist who pioneered site-specific and installation art, is renowned for her majestic monochromatic works, which are comprised of wood materials found in the area surrounding her studio. She transformed these castaways by unifying and then coating them in a new paint surface. At over ten feet tall, this installation consists of ten interrelated elements. The white environments metaphorically employ the light of dawn and expose all of the fragments by casting subtle shade—in stark contrast to her black sculptures, which absorb light and keep the elements secret. Pace will also feature a selection of wall reliefs in the artist’s distinctive black palette.

    Along with Nevelson’s work, Pace will highlight stabiles by Alexander Calder, canvases by Jean Dubuffet spanning thirty years, and major works by Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Lee Ufan, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman.

    Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Founded by Arne Glimcher in Boston in 1960 and currently 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. Pace has mounted more than 800 exhibitions, including scholarly shows that have subsequently traveled to museums, and published over 400 exhibition catalogues. Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide: three galleries in New York; one in London; one in Palo Alto, California; one in Beijing; and spaces in Hong Kong, Paris and Menlo Park, California. In 2016, the gallery launched Pace Art + Technology, a new program dedicated to showcasing interdisciplinary art groups, collectives and studios whose works explore the confluence of art and technology. This year’s FIAC marks the first anniversary of the opening of Pace Paris, which is located at 10 avenue de Messine and open by appointment.

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