Chuck Close is renowned for his highly inventive investigations into how we process information. Celebrated internationally, Close uses the absolute minimum amount of information necessary to render likenesses. In his new works, Close continued his involvement with the grid as an organizing device, creating full-color paintings out of only cyan, magenta, and yellow pigments, and layering colors in singular brushstrokes. Close is reinventing techniques he first developed in the 1970s and 1980s; however, this time the color has no relationship to reality. This will be Close’s sixteenth exhibition with Pace.
British artist Nigel Cooke will make his Pace debut this fall. His new works feature enigmatic characters in evocative hallucinatory landscapes. Representational standards combust with near-abstract and gestural treatments of landscape and foliage. Cooke’s paintings are philosophical propositions, articulating influences from the history of both abstract and figurative painting. Yet they are ultimately intuitive works, inspired by personal memories and life experiences, filtered through subjective aesthetic decisions. A public opening reception will be held on September 17, 6 – 8 PM.
Pace is pleased to announce an exhibition of late works by Robert Rauschenberg on view at 534 West 25th Street from October 23 to December 12, 2015. Presented in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the exhibition is Pace’s first posthumous presentation of work by the artist and will feature bodies of work from his first three exhibitions at the gallery in the 1990s. A new catalogue with an essay by art historian Jonathan Fineberg will accompany the exhibition.