Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue & 67th Street, New York
Pace, Booth C3
March 4–8, 2015
New York—Continuing its fifteen-year tradition of dedicating its ADAA booth to one artist, Pace is pleased to present Jim Dine’s botanical drawings at the 2015 edition of The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory. In his work across media, Dine employs vernacular imagery such as plants, hearts, Pinocchio, robes, tools and the Venus de Milo that he transforms into his own formal and expressionistic language. Since producing flower drawings and etchings in the 1970s, Dine has consistently returned to botanicals as a subject matter in his drawings, prints and ceramics. His most recent botanical drawings, executed in 2014 in charcoal, pastel and watercolor on paper, will be the focus of the presentation at the Park Avenue Armory. Dine casts a retrospective eye in these works, depicting flora and locations based on memories from his past and highlighting the temporal nature of plant life.
Jim Dine (b. 1935, Cincinnati) moved to New York City in 1958 where he quickly became active staging Happenings along with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Whitman. His paintings from this time were important precursors of both Pop art and Neo-expressionism, and Dine has since gone on to produce drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. His work is represented in more than eighty public collections worldwide, and he has been the subject of nearly 300 solo exhibitions.
Dine’s drawings have been exhibited widely during his career. The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College organized a travelling retrospective of his drawings in 2007; his drawings have also been presented in solo exhibitions at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York (2011), and the National Gallery of Art, Washington (2004). Other recent solo exhibitions include Chazen Museum of Art, Madison (2014); Cincinnati Museum of Art (2012); Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA (2008). His work has been surveyed in solo exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1999), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1984), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (1970).
Jim Dine lives and works in New York City. He has been represented by Pace since 1976.
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