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乔 夏皮罗

Joel Shapiro

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .

Installation view of Joel Shapiro, 6 Burlington Gardens, London. May 19 - June 17, 2017. © 2017 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Damian Griffiths. .
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About 乔 夏皮罗

乔·夏皮罗(b. 1941,纽约)是一位世界知名的艺术家。他曾经受邀参与超过30 件公共雕塑的创作,作品遍布于亚洲、欧洲和北美。同时,他在全球范围内举办了超过160 次个人展览与回顾展。在他最近对形式与色彩表达的探索中,夏皮罗将已经上色的木质结构悬挂在房顶、墙壁甚至地板上,以此脱离建筑本身来探索空间的可能性。 2011 年,夏皮罗用15 件悬挂的木质结构素材装饰了在德国科隆43 英尺高的路德维希博物馆的巨大空间。
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Press Release

  • Joel Shapiro

    London—Pace London is pleased to announce its first exhibition of works by Joel Shapiro, on view from 19 May to 17 June 2017. Presented throughout Pace’s main gallery and an adjacent space at 6 Burlington Gardens, the exhibition will feature an installation of seven vibrant, volumetric sculptures and a selection of recent works on paper.

    These seven sculptures, many of which were first exhibited at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, in May 2016, continue Shapiro’s longstanding investigation of anthropomorphic and architectonic form while challenging the viewer’s sense of balance and scale. Re-configured specifically for Pace London – some placed directly on the floor, others tethered by cordage from the walls and ceiling – many of these recent works appear weightless in space, their forms seemingly relieved of mass and gravity, a sense further emphasized by their hollow construction with 3mm plywood. The juxtaposition of suspended and freestanding volumes in a single work, as well as the introduction of more suggestive, referential forms, represents a new direction in Shapiro’s experimentation with dissociated systems that commenced around 2002, when he began to disassemble more coherent structures into a series of wood and wire works that he hung from the walls and ceiling of his studio. These earlier discrete works, which were featured in an exhibition at Pace Gallery, New York, in 2005, subsequently evolved into room-sized installations of suspended, rectilinear elements that he exhibited at Pace Gallery, New York (2010), Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2011), and Rice University Art Gallery, Houston (2012), among other institutions.

    Despite the vivid colours and the open composition, the large scale of the sculptures gives them a potentially unsettling presence. Situated at different heights and angles within the main gallery, the seven sculptures confound expectations and present new configurations as one walks around and interacts with them, heightening one’s experience of space and form. In Ok Green (2016)—a large, mint-coloured work—the triangular corner of the open form at first appears to point out into space, suggesting a closed volume, and then shifts, receding into the interior of the work and thrusting the outer edges and angles forward. In the catalogue to his 1982 exhibition curated by Richard Marshall at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Shapiro evokes colour as a potent force: “The idea of thinking in color always interested me. If you are a sculptor and you use color, the color has to mean something, do something to change your perception of the piece. Cobalt violet obfuscates form and blue withdraws. Cadmium red and black both add density.” The current installation, which the artist has refered to as a kind of dreamscape, continues this investigation into the dynamics of form and color and extends further his attempt to conjur in the viewer an array of psychological and perceptual associations.

    The exhibition at Pace will also feature a selection of gouaches and smaller-scale sculptures in an adjacent, more intimate, space in the gallery. Alongside his sculptures, Shapiro has made works on paper throughout his career. The gouaches on display are abstract and expressionistic. For some, he made pairs of works by blotting compositions with clean paper, creating a mirror image that Shapiro then obfuscates by adding new colours or changing the orientation of the paper.

    Only a few streets away from Pace London at 23 Savile Row, Verge (2003–2008)—a permanent bronze sculpture—is suspended from the building. Like the sculptures at Pace, this work appears to effortlessly float in space and defy gravity.

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