Pace Gallery, B05
Miami Beach Convention Center
December 5 – 8, 2013
Pace Gallery Presents Work by Newly Represented Estates of Kenneth Noland and Richard Pousette-Dart at 12th Edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach
New York—Pace Gallery announces its participation in the upcoming Art Basel in Miami Beach. Pace will exhibit for the first time work by Kenneth Noland and Richard Pousette-Dart at the Miami fair. Pace Gallery is proud to now represent the estates of these two major American artists. Pace’s stand (B05) will also include work by leading American, Asian, and European artists. Several works will be on view in the U.S. for the first time. Art Basel in Miami Beach will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 – 8, 2013.
Pace will exhibit two paintings by Kenneth Noland (b. April 10, 1924 – d. January 5, 2010). The artist attended Black Mountain College in the late 1940s and developed an early interest in the emotional effects of color and geometric forms. In the early 1950s he began painting images of concentric rings of different widths and colors on unprimed canvases. He later painted various geometric images and shapes including chevrons, stripes and diamonds. In 1977 a major traveling retrospective of the artist’s work was presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. In response, late art critic of The New York Times Hilton Kramer commented, “An art of this sort places a very heavy burden on the artist’s sensibility for color, of course—on his ability to come up, again and again, with fresh and striking combinations that both capture and sustain our attention, and provide the requisite pleasures…Mr. Noland is unquestionably a master.” Pace will present the artist’s concentric circle painting Mysteries: Agate (2002) and 9 PM (2003) featuring horizontal bands of color which span the canvas’s entire surface.
Pace Gallery will also show paintings by Richard Pousette-Dart (b. June 8, 1916 – d. October 25, 1992). Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 8, 1916 to Nathaniel Pousette, a painter, writer and art director, and Flora Louise Dart, a poet, Richard Pousette-Dart moved with his family to Valhalla, New York in 1918 where he was raised. He briefly attended Bard College but left to pursue art on his own in New York City where he became a founding member of the Abstract Expressionists. Inspired by Romanesque, Byzantine, Cubist, and Surrealist painting as well as African, Oceanic, and Native American art, he created a lexicon of biomorphic and totemic forms that provided rich visual and symbolic sources that he would explore throughout his long career in a multitude of painterly approaches. Since his first one-man show at the Artist’s Gallery in 1941, Pousette-Dart’s work has been exhibited widely. In 1982, he was invited to represent the United States for the 40th Venice Biennale. During his lifetime he was included in many solo and retrospective exhibitions of his paintings at the Museum of Modern Art in 1969; the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1963, 1974, and 1998; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1990. Following his death on October 25, 1992, The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized a survey of Pousette-Dart’s oeuvre. In 2007, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York jointly produced a retrospective exhibition of his painting. Pace Gallery will exhibit Pousette-Dart’s acrylic on linen Cerchio di Dante (1986) and Presence Genesis (1975). In 1998 Presence Genesis appeared in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s solo exhibition of the artist’s work and studio.
Pace’s stand at Art Basel in Miami Beach will also include several works previously exhibited by major institutions. The gallery will present Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Tied Trumpet (2004) which was exhibited by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2009. Also on view will be Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta’s M’Onde (1989). This oil and acrylic on canvas appeared in a retrospective of the artist’s work presented by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid in 1999. Robert Mangold’s yellow acrylic and black pencil on canvas Attic Series II (1990) will also be on view. Attic Series II was part of the artist’s 1999 solo exhibition at the Museum Wiesbaden which traveled to the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland.
The gallery will present in the U.S. for the first time Antoni Tàpies’s Rinzen núm. 2 (1993). Its title meaning “sudden awakening” in Japanese, this mixed media on wood is a rare example of the artist’s use of bold blue. This work was presented in a traveling exhibition of the artist’s work by the Centre Cultural de Caixa de Girona in 2001 and Fundación Caja de Granada in 2002. A bronze relief work by Kiki Smith featuring a cluster of stars entitled Mine (2012) will also be on view in the U.S. for the first time.
Pace’s stand will also present light works: Neon Wrapping Incandescent (1969) by Keith Sonnier and Four Corners (2011) by Robert Irwin. Michal Rovner’s video work Shayara Laila (2012) also will be on view.
A new bronze sculpture by Joel Shapiro will be on view at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Pace will also present Robert Ryman’s Section (1985) in addition to Jim Dine’s large-scale, abstract painting A Child in Winter Sings (2011-2012). The gallery will also exhibit work by Asian artists including Yoshitomo Nara’s bronze Putting out a small tongue (2013) and Premature Poppy No. 20 (2013) by Zhang Huan.
Pace Gallery will present a new Murano glass mirror by Fred Wilson entitled Iago's Desdemona (2013) in addition to Maya Lin’s marble Arctic Circle (2013). A 1962 standing mobile by Alexander Calder will be on view.
Full Artist List
i Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen
Artist and co-founder of Experiments in Art and Technology Robert Whitman will participate in the panel discussion, The Artist as Technologist moderated by Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery Hans Ulrich Obrist, as part of Art Basel’s Conversations series. The discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Hall C auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Center on Sunday, December 8, 2013 and will be open to the public.
Song Dong at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse will present an exhibition of work by Pace artist Song Dong during Art Basel in Miami Beach. The artist’s installation Wisdom of the Poor: A Communal Courtyard (2013) will be exhibited through April 26, 2014. The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of Martin Z. Margulies which are organized by curator Katherine Hinds.
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. Pace has mounted more than 700 exhibitions, including scholarly presentations that have subsequently traveled to museums, and has published nearly 400 exhibition catalogues. Today, Pace has seven locations worldwide: four in New York; two in London; and one in Beijing.
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Pace Gallery was pleased to participate in the 12th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach. Artists presented included: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Tara Donovan, Jean Dubuffet, Adolph Gottlieb, Tim Hawkinson, Robert Irwin, Alfred Jensen, Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin, Robert Mangold, Roberto Matta, Elizabeth Murray, Yoshitomo Nara, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Thomas Nozkowski, Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen, Richard Pousette-Dart, Robert Rauschenberg, Michal
Robert Whitman shares his experiences with technology as part of Art Basel in Miami Beach's Conversations panel moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at 10am this Sunday in Hall C of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Click here to watch last year's Premiere Artist Talk with fellow Pace artist Richard Tuttle.