Steinberg’s New Yorker: Saul Steinberg was widely celebrated for his contributions to The New Yorker. Join us in celebrating his centennial year at the opening reception of Saul Steinberg: 100th Anniversary Exhibition, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 32 East 57th Street tomorrow, September 10. Photo courtesy: The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Image: Cover of The New Yorker, March 27, 1971.
Image: Cover of The New Yorker, January 11, 1969.
Paul Graham at Pace: In his most recent series, Paul Graham combines images of rainbows from Western Ireland, a young woman asleep in different beds on the far side of the world, and the facade of a timeworn New York City gold shop, among other things, to collectively consider the ephemeral things we pursue in life: love, wealth, happiness, beauty - the metaphorical pot of gold a the end of the rainbow. His solo exhibition, Does Yellow Run Forever?, is now on view at 510 West 25th Street, New York, through October 4.
Installing Nara: The chief preparator at the Des Moines Art Center inserts the last bolt into place on Yoshimoto Nara’s sculpture, White Ghosts, which was taken down in December of last year for repairs. The sculpture is now back on view at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines. Photo courtesy: Rodney White/The Register.
Kenneth Noland: "…I think that when you experience art - I mean really have that experience - when you’re looking at it, it tends to lose gravity. It tends to float…it’s true of Matisse as an example - I mean, Matisses really float. And I think content comes from this experience, from kinetic experience."
Inspired by the likes of Cezanne and Matisse, Kenneth Noland's interest in the emotional effects of color and geometric form have left us with some of the most vital pieces of abstract art today. Pictured here are two of his paintings that span the course of his career, Vault (1976) and Mysteries: Toward East Light (2002).
Pace Menlo Park: Tara Donovan: Untitled, an exhibition that surveys the artist’s work from 2000 to present, closes tomorrow, August 23. In her staggering large-scale installations, the artist explores the accumulation and aggregation of simple, mass-produced materials and objects to create seemingly organic structures and otherworldly environments. The exhibition is located at 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, California.
Pace London: “My work arrives somewhere between abstraction and figuration; the cuts and breaks in the image seem to have an independent life within each work. Not simply the happenstance of a meeting place, the gap or break is a type of functioning geometry, opening up spaces within and between imagery. My work is the result of a highly instinctual and visceral activity, without the guidance of a plan.” - Nathaniel Mary Quinn, July, 2014.
An exhibition of new works by the Brooklyn-based artist, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, will open at Pace London on September 5. Past/Present will be located at 6-10 Lexington Street and continue through October 4. Pictured here is Diane (2014), which will be included in the show.
Wisdom Wednesday: "What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought." -David Hockney
David Hockney’s solo exhibition, The Arrival of Spring, will open at 508 West 25th Street, New York, on September 5. The dynamic exhibition will feature recent iPad prints, charcoal drawings, and video. Pictured here is Hockney’s 2011 iPad drawing, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, which will be among the works on view in the exhibition.
Shimmer of Possibility: Pictured here is Paul Graham's Pittsburgh 2004 (Lawnmower Man) from his series “a shimmer of possibility.” © Paul Graham
"He would drive, and stop, and walk, sometimes for a few minutes, at other times for hours, maintaining an unstructured and intuitive itinerary, and photographing all the while, keeping restraint in mind, never dwelling too long on any one subject or being drawn too far beyond that initial point of fascination. It is from these underlying principles that "a shimmer of possibility" emerged in 2007, its monumental 12-volumes spanning the nation with single or interlocking narratives of life as it passes by or as it is happened upon by Graham and his camera." -Sliding Sight, Setting Suns by David Chandler.
Paul Graham’s solo show, Does Yellow Run Forever?, will open at 510 West 25th Street, New York, on September 5.
Museum Monday: “Through works of extraordinary beauty, Maya Lin reveals aspects of the natural world that are normally invisible to us and emphasizes the interconnectedness of all regions of the planet.” – Parrish Art Museum
Platform: Maya Lin, a summer show at the Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons, features environmental works by the artist, including Sandy, a massive geographical installation depicting the boundaries of Hurricane Sandy’s flood plain composed of thousands of pins, as well as three large-scale marble sculptures. The exhibition will remain on view through October 13.
Art in the Hamptons: ”Something about the confluence of fantastic natural beauty and the solitude it offers is magnetically attractive to those artists who rely on an isolated process of expression to create their work.”
BlackBook’s “Guide to the Artistic Giants of the East End” discusses the lives of influential artists who found solace and inspiration in the Hamptons, including Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko.
Image: Elaine and Willem de Kooning relaxing in rocking chairs in the artist’s East Hampton studio, 1982. Photo by Jaime Ardilles-Arce for Architectural Digest.
Throwback Thursday: “It is said that stone is the affection of old men. That may be so. It is the most challenging to work. A dialogue ensues – of chance no chance, mistakes no mistakes. No erasing or reproduction is possible, at least in the way I work, leaving nature’s mark. It is unique and final.” – Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi’s solo exhibition, Beginnings and Ends, was on view at Pace Gallery twenty years ago, in 1994. The exhibition included two stone sculptures and a marble sculpture. The artist’s works can still be appreciated today at the internationally renowned Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, which he founded and designed before his death in 1988.
Pace London: Today’s Specials, a group exhibition that satirically explores society’s preoccupation with food, is now open at 6 Burlington Gardens, London. The show, which features works by Yto Barrada, Keith Coventry, Vik Muniz, Song Dong and others, will remain on view through September 6.
Tech Tuesday: Keith Sonnier uses welded steel, neon, argon, transformer, aluminum excel, reflectors and hardware in this alluring work, Gran Twister (2012). Using light as the key component to his works, Sonnier’s neon sculptures and installations play with space, color and light, enabling them to interact on various architectural planes.
© Keith Sonnier/Artist Rights Society. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson, courtesy Pace Gallery.
Last Chance: Tara Donovan's untitled exhibitions in both New York and Menlo Park are on view through August 15 and 23, respectively. In celebration of these much-Instagrammed shows, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite visitor photos of the exhibitions. Tara Donovan takes simple, mass-produced objects and combines them on a stunning scale to create seemingly organic structures. Don’t miss the final weeks of the shows, and continue sharing your snaps with the hashtag #TaraDonovan.
Images from top left: samhylton, jackiembarr, sirsargent, radadam, emmafineman, gandrew25, ahhblay, tiffanymo.
Opening Soon: Past/Present, an exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn opens September 5 at Pace London, 6-10 Lexington Street. Quinn’s work draws on his personal history, exploring the complex construction of identity and the challenges of his childhood. Quinn combines varied media to create visceral, instinctive works made without restriction or planning.
Images: Slim (2014), black charcoal, oil-pastel, oil-paint, paint-stick, gouache on Lenox Paper. Motorcycle Pig (2014), black charcoal, oil-pastel, oil-paint, paint-stick, gouache on Lenox Paper.