Matthew Marks Gallery
New York
522 West 22 Street
212 2430200 FAX 212 2430047
Three exhibitions
dal 18/9/2003 al 1/11/2003
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Three exhibitions

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Sculpture: Darren Almond, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Ugo Rondinone, Tony Smith. Ken Price, new work: ten sculptures executed this year. Gary Hume: an exhibition of new painting and sculpture.

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Darren Almond, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Ugo Rondinone, Tony Smith at 522 West 22nd Street.

Darren Almond will exhibit a new sculpture, Concorde, a wall-mounted sky-blue enameled metal box. An enlarged version of a flip-card clock, the work displays the words 'New York' and 'London' alternatively, switching from one city name to the other every 2 hours and 58 minutes, the duration of the soon-to-be-defunct supersonic Concorde flight between the two cities.

Peter Fischli and David Weiss, who work together, will also show a new sculpture, a rectangular concrete slab. Created by manipulating concrete as it dried, the piece is meant to be left outdoors, where water can accumulate and moss can grow in the peaks and valleys of its uneven surface. Over time, the sculpture reveals itself as a detail from an imagined topographical map, seemingly a section cut out of a landscape, lakes and mountains changing with the weather.

The exhibition will also include a life-sized sculpture by Katharina Fritsch. Mönch (Monk) is a stoic, monochromatic male figure, made of solid polyester with a smooth, matte black surface. Among the work's many references is the long-standing German Romantic association between art and religion, exemplified by Caspar David Friedrich's Monk by the Sea (1809-1810).

Robert Gober will contribute a new sculpture, a prison window set high into the wall with a lurid orange sunset seen threw the bars. Gober first exhibited his prison windows at the Dia Center for the Arts on this same street over a decade ago, where he showed four windows installed with blue-sky backgrounds.

One of Donald Judd's largest copper and plexiglass wall-mounted boxes will also be on display. The box is divided into four sections, each progressively larger than the last, each increasingly subdivided by copper shelves.

In 1983, Ellsworth Kelly made a series of wall-mounted steel Diagonal Curve sculptures, the bottom corner of each touching the ground, elegantly extending upwards from the floor. Over thirteen feet long, this work is the largest work in that series and is being shown here for first time since it was shown at the Leo Castelli Gallery twenty years ago.

Ugo Rondinone will exhibit a new work in translucent fiberglass cast from an ancient olive tree growing on a hill outside Naples, near the town where the artist's parents were born. This is one of two tree sculptures the artist has been working on for many years; the other sculpture will be shown simultaneously at the Lyon Biennale.

An important work by Tony Smith will be exhibited as well, Smug, a cast-bronze sculpture from 1973. Last seen at the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective of Smith's work in 1998, this sculpture exemplifies the artist's use of single modules to create multi-tiered, complex sculptures, at once geometric and organic.

For further information or reproductions please contact Sabrina Buell at 212-243-0200.

Terry Winters: New Paintings and Drawings. Opens November 8th, 2003.

Ken Price
new work

Opening: September 19th from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

This is the first exhibition of Price's work at the Matthew Marks Gallery and will include ten sculptures executed this year.

The works are made of fired clay, set on pedestals or placed within vitrines designed by the artist. The sculptures have an extremely sensuous surface; each is meticulously painted with many layers of color, which are then sanded down to create an incredibly rich, patterned skin. Highly organic, the new works present an array of globular, fleshy forms, undeniably sexual in nature.

Throughout his over 40-year career, Price's work has been consistently innovative and influential. With its often small scale, exquisite color, and attention to detail, at times architectonic, at times naturalistic, his work has always had a notably fetishistic quality and is unlike anything else you have ever seen.

Born in 1935, Ken Price first came to prominence in the early 1960s. A major figure in the California art world, Price had his first solo exhibition at the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of numerous major museum exhibitions, including ones at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Menil Collection in Houston. His work will be the subject of a forthcoming retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 2005.

For further information or reproductions please contact Sabrina Buell at 212-243-0200.

Robert Adams: No Small Journeys, Across Shopping Center Parking Lots, Down City Streets. Opens November 8th, 2003.

Gary Hume
an exhibition of new painting and sculpture

Hume has spent a significant portion of this year in upstate New York and will exhibit a group of works he produced there. Chromatically darker than the works in the artist's last exhibition, almost two years ago, all the works in this exhibition are still characterized by his remarkable sense of color, now in deeper greens, blues, and purples, moving away from the pastels of his earlier palette.

The subject matter still floats between abstraction and realism: some of the discernable forms include two women at a wedding and a number of images springing from the landscape around his new New York state studio, situated near an abandoned apple orchard.

Also included in the exhibition will be a new version of Hume's signature sculpture, Back of a Snowman, first seen in a larger version at his last exhibition in this gallery. This time, Hume has painted the smaller sculptures in a dark purple the artist refers to as the color of 'ink.'

Hume represented Britain at the São Paulo Biennale in 1996 and the Venice Biennale in 1999. He has had one-person exhibitions at museums in Bern, Maastricht, Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, and London, and his work will be the subject of a forthcoming retrospective at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, in 2004.

For further information or reproductions please contact Sabrina Buell at 212-243-0200.

Image: Gary Hume, Four Doors, 1990

Opening: Friday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
through November 1st, 2003.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Matthew Marks Gallery
522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York

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