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Two exhibitions

David Zwirner, New York

'To do as one would' features works of John Dante Bianchi, Nick Darmstaedter, Violet Dennison and many others. 'Paintings on Paper' focuses on artists who make paintings on paper as an integral part of their practice.

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To do as one would
June 26 - July 25, 2014

Organized by David Zwirner staff members Mary Mitsch, Martha Moldovan, and Poppy Pulitzer, this group exhibition on view at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location features the work of John Dante Bianchi, Nick Darmstaedter, Violet Dennison, Xavier Donnelly, Charles Harlan, Benjamin Horns, Ann Greene Kelly, Zak Kitnick, Eric Mack, Alex Perweiler, Harry Schleiff, Cal Siegel, Zachary Susskind, John Szlasa, and Christopher Williams.


Paintings on Paper
June 26 - August 15, 2014

David Zwirner is pleased to present Paintings on Paper, on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location. This group exhibition will highlight artists who, by working in an abstract idiom, implicate the specificity of the paper support and the materiality of paint, and will include work by Ben Berlow, James Bishop, Ilse D’Hollander, Raoul De Keyser, Suzan Frecon, Mary Heilmann, Paulo Monteiro, Rebecca Morris, Ad Reinhardt, Al Taylor, and Stanley Whitney.

This exhibition will focus on artists who make paintings on paper as an integral part of their practice, rather than as preparatory works. In 1986, James Bishop abandoned making large-scale works on canvas in favor of devoting himself entirely to more intimately scaled painting on paper, stating, “I was more interested in… writing with the hand rather than with the arm. I think mostly it was that I could make something that seemed to me much more personal, subjective, and possibly original.”1 Likewise, the artists represented here operate outside of traditional notions of medium specificity, making works that can neither be categorized fully as paintings nor as drawings, but that communicate through their invocation of color, composition, and texture. By privileging the often alchemical ways that paint and paper interact, these artists create works that are distinctly individual and that reflect an intuitive engagement with process.

1 “Artists should never be seen nor heard,” James Bishop in conversation with Dieter Schwarz, in Schwarz and Alfred Pacquement, eds., James Bishop (Düsseldorf: Richter Verlag, 1993), p. 36.

Image: Christopher Williams, “Hortenkachel”, Die Grossformatige Baukeramik, Manufactured by Keramag m.b.H., Ratingen, Kaufhaus Merkur, Neuss, Architects Prof. Dr. Ing. Hentrich und Dipl. Ing. Petschingg, Düsseldorf, Installation by Firma John Röschinger, Essen, Distributed by ‘Elementar’ BaukeramikVertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., Ratingen, Commissioned by Horten AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf, November 10th, 2012 (No. 3), 2013. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)

For all press enquiries and to RSVP to the June 26 press preview, contact
Kim Donica +1 212 727 2070 or

Press preview with the curators: Thursday, June 26, 10 AM

Opening reception: Thursday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM

David Zwirner
519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street - New York, NY 10011
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Two Exhibition
dal 15/9/2015 al 30/10/2015

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