Miami Beach Convention Center
December 4 - 7, 2014
New York—Pace is pleased to announce its participation in the 2014 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 4 to 7, 2014. At booth B05, Pace will present a selection of works made between the 1970s and the present by a diverse group of international artists including Tara Donovan, David Hockney, Maya Lin, Robert Mangold, Matta, Richard Pousette-Dart and Antoni Tàpies.
Pace’s booth will include a selection of David Hockney’s recent iPad drawings. Completed in 2011 while Hockney was exploring the East Yorkshire landscape of his youth, the works document the passage of winter into spring and are part of what critic Lawrence Weschler has called “the fiercest, most joyous, most sustained, and most prolific bout of painting of his entire career.” Hockney’s iPad drawings have been included in several recent international solo exhibitions. Hockney currently has an exhibition of new paintings on view at Pace in New York.
The booth will also include a painting by Richard Pousette-Dart, who also has an exhibition on view at Pace. The youngest figure in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, he applied his paint in impasto points, creating thick layers that cohere into luminescent geometric imagery. Pousette-Dart recently had a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A rare exhibition of his photography is on view at the Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, through January 4, 2015.
Also on view will be two works by Antoni Tàpies that highlight the Catalonian artist’s innovative handling of materials and symbols. The Pérez Art Museum, Miami, will present Tàpies: From Within in February. Curated by former Tate director Vincente Todolí, it is the artist’s first retrospective in the United States in twenty years. Also in February, Pace will present the first exhibition in New York of Tàpies’ work since the artist’s death in 2012.
A 1969 painting by Matta displays the Chilean artist’s revolutionary rendering of space. A late arrival to André Breton’s circle, Matta reinvigorated the Surrealist movement in Paris. Widely praised for his contributions to Surrealism, Marcel Duchamp heralded Matta for his “discovery of regions of space until then unknown in the field of art.”
Pace will present a painting from 1974 by Robert Mangold. Depicting the outline of a slightly distorted rectangular figure whose four corners touch the edges of the square canvas, the painting demonstrates Mangold’s commitment to the expressive values of color, form and line.
Wall sculptures by Tara Donovan and Maya Lin highlight the role of systems in both artists’ work. The 2014 recipient of the Gish Prize, Lin employs technological methods to visualize the natural world. In Miami, Pace will present three silver wall sculptures by the artist. Lin derived the works’ seemingly abstract forms from aerial maps of ponds in eastern Long Island. Her engagement with aquatic systems will be the focus of her solo exhibition, A History of Water, which opens in January at the Orlando Art Museum.
Similarly, Donovan uses a systematic approach in her meticulous sculptural work. Pace will present pieces from her newest body of work, which continues her use of quotidian materials. In the new wall sculptures, Donovan flattens metal slinkies, weaving them into an amorphous shape that, like a Möbius loop, never reveals its beginning or end. In spring 2015, a solo exhibition of Donovan’s work will open at Pace in New York.