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詹姆斯 西耶纳

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Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

Installation view, "James Siena: Painting," January 11 – February 9, 2019, Pace Gallery, New York © James Siena.

About 詹姆斯 西耶纳

詹姆斯·西耶納(出生於1957年,加利福尼亞州,歐申賽德)是一位活動在紐約的藝術家,他的精密,基於規則的線性抽象概念已經讓他牢牢的躋身美國當代藝術的行列中。他的藝術作品是自我加強並預先確定的一系列規則,或是在極度密集中找到自己的終結的,充滿活力顏色的,自由捕捉幾何圖案的「視覺算法」。Siena先生的作品跨越各種各樣的媒介,其中包括光刻,蝕刻版畫,版畫,雕刻,素描,油畫。他的作品在全美被很多著名的公共和私人收藏,其中包括波士頓美術館、舊金山現代藝術博物館,大都會藝術博物館,現代藝術博物館和在紐約的惠特尼美國藝術博物館。

Press Release

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    New York—Pace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of all new paintings by James Siena, marking the gallery’s sixth solo exhibition by the artist since joining the gallery in 2004. The exhibition will debut Siena’s first works using acrylic paint on large format canvases, all created in 2018.James Siena: Painting will be on view from January 11 to February 9, 2019 at 537 West 24th Street, with an opening reception for the artist held on Thursday, January 10 from 6 – 8 pm. A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition with an essay by American poet, artist, and art critic Marjorie Welish.

    The scale and medium of the new paintings mark a significant departure from Siena’s more intimate and intricate enamel on aluminum paintings, which the artist has been known for since the 1990s. The use of acrylic paint and stretched canvas as the support have introduced new levels of painterliness, physicality, and immediacy to his practice. Drawing together approximately 10 paintings ranging in size from 36” x 48” to 70” x 90”, the new pieces have evolved away from the object-ness quality of Siena’s earlier work yet maintain a consistency with his long-held focus on personal geometries and rule-based abstraction.

    Best known for his unique process of creating complexly dense geometric abstractions, Siena’s practice is driven by predetermined, self-imposed sets of rules or “visual algorithms”. Since the 1990s, Siena’s use of enamel sign painting on aluminum supports has fostered a powerful precision and stark vibrancy within his work. The current exhibition reveals the artist breaking beyond those boundaries and exploring a parallel world of possibility, invention and clarity.

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"James Siena’s attention to detail coupled with his intensity of focus has lifted his repetitive acts into a celebration of meaninglessness, shot through with rapturous pleasure. His paintings and drawings have become a maze of marks that he seems in no hurry to escape. They are odes to anonymous labor."—John Yau, Hyperallergic James Siena: Painting, on view through February 9 at 537 West 24th Street, was reviewed in Hyperallergic this week. Written by John Yau, the article highlights two ma

Catalogues

JAMES SIENA: PAINTING

Marjorie Welish

2019. Pace Gallery. Paperback

44 pages: 18 color illustrations; 12 ¼ inches x 9 ½ inches

9781948701136

$35.00

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