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Glenn Kaino, Colonial Division Stage 3, The Troubles Within, 2019, Gold plated model parts, amber, insect pins, and high density urethane 90" x 50" x 4.5" © Glenn Kaino, Photography by John Davis. NEW YORK, NY.- Marc Glimcher, CEO and President of Pace Gallery, announced the gallery’s worldwide and exclusive representation of Glenn Kaino. Kaino is known internationally for his expansive vision and activist-minded practice, which encompasses painting, sculpture, installation, performance, monumental public art, theatrical production, and feature film. Examining a wide range of political, social, and environmental issues in his work, Kaino takes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to art making. His work brings together systems of knowledge, forms of production, and people that do not normally have a chance to connect, and often involves long-term partnerships with a diverse array of visionary collaborators. Kaino’s work in any media and within any system is distinguished by his obsessive investment in technical virtuosity, functionality, and legitimacy. The artist’s practice, which has focused on equity, social justice, and climate change, among other urgent topics, traces through lines among various art historical movements, including Arte Povera, Conceptualism, and performance art. A relentless optimist, Kaino creates work that is imbued with hope, revealing structures of power and domination and creating opportunities for direct action and progress, all rooted in the belief that cultural production can affect real change. Kaino often highlights the illusionistic and mesmeric effects of scientific and natural phenomena in his large-scale installations to explore notions of empathy and subjectivity and to bring legibility to the often invisible forces that shape our world. Marc Glimcher says: “Glenn Kaino connects the dots between macro and micro, and across time and space, upending art historical reference points to serve up work that highlights our most uncomfortable social realities. His acute engagement with the world around us results in a broad and inclusive art-making practice that feels vital to us in this moment, aligning him with other recent additions to the Pace roster such as JR, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. We look forward to exploring new ideas and projects with Glenn, including exhibitions in the physical and…
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Signed Monoprint by Color Field Painter Offered at Toomey & Co. Sam Gilliam’s work set a new tone for American art in the 20th century. He rose to fame during the 1960s and early 70s with his “Drape” paintings. These colorful works discarded stretcher bars in favor of dramatic installations. Gilliam always leaned into abstraction, even when his Black contemporaries embraced figural works that documented history and struggle. He instead joined the ranks of Color Field painters in Washington, D.C. to challenge and expand the boundaries of modern art. “There are few artists who change the course of possibilities in painting,” said Pace Gallery’s Arne Glimcher to The New York Times, “and [Gilliam is] one of them.” Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will present a signed monoprint from Sam Gilliam’s mid-career on February 25th, 2021. Live bidding will begin at 11:00 AM EST. Read on to learn more about Sam Gilliam and his place in American art history. Portrait of Sam Gilliam in 1980. Photo by Anthony Barboza via Getty Images. Born in Mississippi during the Great Depression, Sam Gilliam is the seventh of eight children. He pursued art through his 20s before serving in the U.S. Army for two years. When Gilliam returned to civilian life, he settled in Washington, D.C. Gilliam intentionally avoided New York in his early career. He disliked the city’s competitive climate and refused to fit his art into the local market’s expectations. Gilliam began making his iconic Drape paintings around 1965. He painted vast pieces of canvas with stain and splatter techniques. The artist hung the loose canvases from walls and ceilings in defiance of traditional painting. Critics still discuss the meaning and inspiration of these abstract works. Gilliam has pointed out some connections for the viewer to consider. The paintings resemble laundry hanging from a clothesline and contain nods toward Black American jazz. They also carry undertones of political subversion, reflecting the upheaval of the civil rights movement. Despite their similarities, the Drape paintings are never displayed the same way. “Depending on the space and the place and the moment, they need to be…
Drawings from the Marron Collection co-presented by Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace Gallery
Jasper Johns, Two Paintings, 2006. Pastel and graphite pencil on paper, 22-13/16" × 31-1/8" (57.9 cm × 79.1 cm) 28-1/2" × 36-1/2" × 1-1/2" (72.4 cm × 92.7 cm × 3.8 cm), frame. © 2020 Jasper Johns/licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy the Donald B. Marron Family Collection, Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace Gallery. EAST HAMPTON, NY.- Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace Gallery announced a joint exhibition of works on paper from the esteemed Donald B. Marron Collection, belonging to one of the twentieth and twenty-first century’s most passionate and erudite collectors. The exhibition will be on view August 12–20, 2020, at Pace’s recently opened gallery in East Hampton, New York. In a continuation of the three galleries’ partnership with the Marron family to handle the sale of the private collection of the late Donald B. Marron, this intimate presentation offers a glimpse into the coveted Marron estate of over 300 masterworks acquired over the course of six decades. The exhibition will feature almost forty works on paper including sketches and studies as well as fully realized paint and pastel pieces. Works on view range from early modern masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, and Fernand Léger; to nature studies by Ellsworth Kelly and an exemplary acrylic from Paul Thek’s final series; to contemporary pieces by Mamma Andersson, Leonardo Drew, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, and Brice Marden, among others. A focused presentation on Ed Ruscha’s typographic and image-based drawings and a selection of his inventive artist’s books will round out the exhibition. Many of these works are being exhibited publicly for the first time since their acquisition. Works on paper highlights from the Donald B. Marron Collection include: • Two drawings by Brice Marden, including Butterfly Wings (2005), composed of loops of black ink that swirl across but never escape the perimeter of the sheet. As Marden said in 1979 of his drawings: “think of them as spaces.” In Butterfly Wings, Marden intentionally alters the space of the drawing while permitting vestiges of its making to remain visible to the viewer. Two late works by Jasper Johns, including Two…