David Hockney

Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]

Apr 5 – May 12, 2018
New York

Pace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by David Hockney.

Exhibition Details

David Hockney
Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]
Apr 5 – May `12, 2018


510 West 25th Street
New York


David Hockney, Grand Canyon II, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48" × 96" (121.9 cm × 243.8 cm) (hexagonal) © David Hockney

The exhibition includes 17 new paintings, the majority of which are painted on hexagonal canvases. The works depict a wide range of subjects – from the deck of the artist’s Hollywood Hills home to Nichols Canyon all the way to the Grand Canyon and East Yorkshire with fantasy landscapes along the way. The varying subject matter, often reprises of earlier work, do not recedeto a single vanishing point but instead are all depicted in reverse perspective. Having continually experimented with the representation of three-dimensional space, the hexagonal canvases add a structural element to the artist’s efforts to transcend the limitations of conventional perspective.

As its title suggests, the exhibition will also include two of the artist’s latest works in computer manipulated photography. A continuation of his earlier work with composite polaroids and multi-screen videos, Hockney has digitally combined photographs taken from many perspectives into single monumental images. As in the exhibition’s paintings, the composite photographs do not follow the dogmatic logic of single point perspective but instead embrace multiple experiences of space. Having always been interested in new media, these two monumental prints are an exciting extension of Hockney’s experimentation with reverse perspective into other media beyond painting.


David Hockney, Still Life, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48" × 96" (121.9 cm × 243.8 cm) (hexagonal) © David Hockney

Expanding on its presentation of Hockney’s new work, Pace Gallery will dedicate its booth at Frieze New York, on view from May 3 to May 6, to a presentation of Hockney’s most recent iPhone and iPad drawings thus continuing the gallery’s tradition of organizing ambitious solo exhibitions for major artists at Frieze New York.


David Hockney

David Hockney has produced some of the most vividly recognizable images of this century. His ambitious pursuits stretch across a vast range of media, from photographic collages to full-scale opera stagings and from fax drawings to an intensive art historical study of the optical devices of Old Masters.

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