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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·西耶纳(出生于1957年,加利福尼亚州,欧申赛德)是一位活动在纽约的艺术家,他的精密,基于规则的线性抽象概念已经让他牢牢的跻身美国当代艺术的行列中。他的艺术作品是自我加强并预先确定的一系列规则,或是在极度密集中找到自己的终结的,充满活力颜色的,自由捕捉几何图案的“视觉算法”。Siena先生的作品跨越各种各样的媒介,其中包括光刻,蚀刻版画,版画,雕刻,素描,油画。他的作品在全美被很多著名的公共和私人收藏,其中包括Museum of Fine Arts, Boston、San Francisco Museum of Modern Art、The Metropolitan Museum of Art、The Museum of Modern Art和在纽约的Whitney Museum of American Art。

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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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