In the 1989 essay Beauty is the Mystery of Life Agnes Martin wrote, “Composition is an absolute mystery. It is dictated by the mind. The artist searches for certain sounds or lines that are acceptable to mind and finally an arrangement of them that is acceptable.” Martin’s work is recognized as pure abstraction, in which space, metaphysics and internal emotional states are explored through painting, drawing and printmaking. Running until 7 October 2018, The Gallery, Winchester’s Discovery C
Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind/Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection is on view from May 19 through October 14, 2018 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visionary and idiosyncratic, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) aimed to express universal emotional states in her precise, minimalist compositions. Her earliest works used imagery to reference the real world, but in the 1960s she developed her signature grids, which appear to extend endlessly beyond the canvas. This installation explores th
The most comprehensive study of Agnes Martin’s work to date, Agnes Martin: Paintings catalogue raisonné is now available through Artifex Press. This first volume is the product of seven years of in-depth research and documentation of Martin’s oeuvre, starting with student paintings in the 1940s and including more than 630 paintings, constructions, and the film Gabriel. Other notable content includes an illustrated chronology of the artist’s life, two essays by editor Tiffany Bell, and six biblio
Art historian Christina Rosenberger will be giving a talk about her new book, Drawing the Line: The Early Work of Agnes Martin on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The talk will be followed immediately by a book signing. For more information, visit the NGA's website.
On Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 PM, join Richard Tuttle and Jennie C. Jones at the Guggenheim for a discussion about the retrospective on view and personal reflection on the legacy of Agnes Martin’s life and work. Moderated by Barbara Haskell. The program concludes with a reception and exhibition viewing of Agnes Martin. Purchase tickets here.
The Guggenheim exhibition will trace Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) career from her early experiments of the 1950s through her mature oeuvre and final paintings, making it the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work since her death in 2004. The exhibition will be on view from October 7, 2016 through January 11, 2017. Visit the exhibition at the Guggenheim here.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Tate’s exhibition Agnes Martin, the first exhibition of Agnes Martin’s work since 1994 covering the full breadth of her career including early mixed media works and her hallmark grid canvases. Agnes Martin will be on view from April 24 through September 11, 2016.
Pace celebrates the opening of Agnes Martin’s retrospective at Tate Modern. It is the artist’s first retrospective since her death in 2004. A seminal artist of the twentieth century, Martin left an indelible impact on the history of art with her delicate handling of line and color. Her development of a grid in the late 1950s wherein she gently inscribed penciled lines over subtle fields of color marked a turning point in the history of abstract painting and established the geometric and spati
PROPORTIO, an exhibition organized by the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, will open May 9 to coincide with the 56th International Venice Biennale. Located in the imposing Palazzo Fortuny, the exhibition will explore the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, science, music and architecture. PROPORTIO will feature specially commissioned works by leading artists, including Pace artists Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, Mario Merz, and Bosco Sodi. The
Pace London is pleased to announce that 'Love Story-Sammlung Anna & Wolfgang Titze' at the Belvedere Museums (21er Haus and Winter Palace) Vienna, features numerous works by the gallery's artists. Kevin Francis Gray’s sculpture, India Standing, is featured as well as works by Nigel Cooke, Adrian Ghenie, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Adam Pendleton and Robert Ryman. The exhibition opened on the 15th June and will run until the 5th October 2014. The Winter
Pace Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new space, Chesa Büsin, in the historic city of Zuoz in the Engadin valley in Switzerland. The inaugural exhibition Carte Blanche traces fifty-four years of the gallery’s history and feature works in which white is the dominant shade by artists including: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Tara Donovan, Robert Irwin, Lee Ufan, Robert Ryman, Yoshitomo Nara, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Carte Blanche will run from 20 February through 30 March
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
Phaidon is pleased to present the first and only retrospective publication on the visionary painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004). The book brings together Martin’s writings, paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as facsimiles of the artist’s handwritten notes and letters. Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances is written by Pace founder and chairman Arne Glimcher, whose decades-long relationship with Martin began in 1963, when he established the Pace Gallery in New York City. Glimcher’
On November 19, 2011, The Pace Gallery, Beijing will present the second installment of the gallery’s annual “Beijing Voice” exhibition. This is a long term project devised by The Pace Gallery, Beijing to consider and interpret the artistic phenomena that are currently underway in the art field. The first installment, Together or Isolated explored the complex interplay between artworks and their sociocultural background while addressing certain phenomena and issues extant in Chinese contemporary
The first time I saw Agnes Martin’s work in a gallery space was at Dia:Beacon. As so many others have no doubt done too, I went there alone, to escape the city. It was a crisp Fall day and on the train ride up, the Hudson river flickered through the window in flashes of green and silver. I saw a lot of work that day that sent me home on a new trail of thought – but Martin’s work in particular stayed with me. This week – years after that first sighting – I went to Agnes Martin’s most recent retro
Is the live hermit crab inhabiting a shiny replica of Brancusi’s sculpture “Sleeping Muse” in Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium project “Recollection” an artist overwhelmed by history or a dealer imprisoned in the golden cage of Frieze Art Fair? At Foksal Gallery, is Pawel Althamer’s dejected skeletal goat, mourning one lost trainer in the pose of Rodin’s “Thinker”, a collector who has missed the boat – specifically the yacht that prankster Christian Jankowski is trying to sell for €80m as an artwork? An
You could hear David Byrne’s installation Tight Spot—which opened yesterday beneath the High Line next door to The Pace Gallery’s 25th Street branch—long before you saw it. The piece is a large inflatable globe, crammed beneath the old re-appropriated train track in a small enclave off the street. The artist and former Talking Head recorded his voice and processed it so that, played through speakers, it rumbled and echoed, sounding like bombs hitting or distant battle drumming. The sound filled
Can a work of art be both empty of meaning and a pleasure to look at? It is a particularly tough question about abstract painting, because iconography, through which meaning and intention are found, is missing or concealed. Yet we always do find ourselves seeking out significance, and we look to the artist to help us. Abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still gave out mixed messages on the subject, claiming that their work had no meaning, while behaving as if it had. The