David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Adam Pendleton (b. 1984, Richmond, Virginia). Pulling from a wide range of mediums including collage, painting, writing, printmaking, video, and publishing, Pendleton utilizes language as his primary tool, recontextualizing appropriated imagery to shed light on underrepresented historical narratives. He is particularly interested in social resistance and avant-garde artistic movements and has synthesized a variety of practices under the rubric of "Black Dada,” a term borrowed from the poet Amiri Baraka. Drawing from a vast array of archives, he incorporates material and aesthetic strategies from sources as diverse as the Black Arts Movement, minimalism, conceptual art, experimental performance, and philosophy. This research results in a visual syntax that is as recognizable as it is flexible, and that allows Pendleton to address the complexities of blackness and race from an expansive set of material and theoretical perspectives. By examining and utilizing language as a visual phenomenon, he reveals the textures of politics and history even as he operates in modes that can be classified as abstract. David Kordansky Gallery co-represents Adam Pendleton in collaboration with Pace Gallery. He will also continue to show with Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and Galeria Pedro Cera. In September 2020, Pendleton will present his first solo show at David Kordansky Gallery. Who Is Queen, a major new project in the atrium of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is forthcoming.
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present a solo presentation of new and recent photographs by Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Torbjørn Rødland. The presentation showcases Rødland’s multivalent approach to his medium, which brings together color and black-and-white pictures; staged scenes and informal ones; and symbolic content and observational imagery.
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Huma Bhabha is included in NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, which will take place across six sites—Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, MCA Australia, and the National Art School. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 14 and will remain on view through June 8, 2020. The Biennale is curated by Brook Andrew.
Zéro Virgule Nul, a solo survey exhibition by Valentin Carron at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, opens on March 13 and will remain on view through May 31, 2020. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The exhibition is curated by Franck Gautherot.
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Simone Leigh. The show opens on March 27 and will remain on view through May 9, 2020. This is Simone Leigh’s first solo exhibition following a series of major presentations in 2019, including the installation of her 16-foot-tall bronze sculpture Brick House on the High Line Plinth and her Hugo Boss Prize solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Congratulations to Mary Weatherford, who is the 2020 Aspen Award for Art Honoree. The award will be presented during the Aspen Art Museum's annual ArtCrush gala event, August 7, 2020, in Aspen, Colorado.
Tom of Finland – The Darkroom opens at Fotografiska in Tallinn, Estonia this Friday, February 21 and will remain on view through April 19, 2020. This is the first exhibition to focus on Tom's photographs, in combination with his drawings, to show the scope of his artistic process. Tom of Finland – The Darkroom is curated by Berndt Arell and organized by Fotografiska in collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation on the occasion of the artist's 100th birthday.
An opening party will be held Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am, featuring all-night access to the exhibition with music by Horse Meat Disco and Mutant Disco.
Ivan Morley, the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the Los Angeles-based artist, is available now. Published by David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Bortolami Gallery, New York, the book documents five-plus years of Morley’s artistic output, including his signature thread, glass, and oil paintings. An illuminating essay by John C. Welchman, Professor of Modern Art History at the University of California, San Diego, offers insights into the artist’s research and processes, as well as the work’s connection to the cultural history of California. Ivan Morley is designed by Michael Dyer, Remake.
The artist will sign copies of the monograph following a conversation with Welchman this Sunday, February 23 at the Warehouse at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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Canyon—Daisy—Eden, a 30-year survey of Mary Weatherford's work and the artist's first museum retrospective exhibition, opens at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, on February 1 and will remain on view until July 12, 2020. Weatherford will give an artist talk on Saturday, February 1 at 4:00 pm, followed by an opening reception at 5:00 pm. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Bill Arning and Tang Teaching Museum Dayton Director Ian Berry in collaboration with the artist.
Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden will be accompanied by a forthcoming catalogue, featuring contributions by Arning, Berry, Elissa Auther, Nick Debs, Arnold Kemp, Rebecca Morris, Michael St. John, Margaret Weatherford, and others.
Betty Woodman and Sam Gilliam are included in With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, which opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on October 27, 2019 and will remain on view until May 11, 2020. The exhibition is curated by Anna Katz with Rebecca Lowery.
Anxious Audience, Rashid Johnson's first solo exhibition in Canada, opens at The Power Plant, Toronto on September 21, 2019 and will remain on view through May 10, 2020. The exhibition, featuring a new site-specific commission, is curated by Lauren Barnes.
A long-term installation of Sam Gilliam's early works from the 1960s and 1970s opens at Dia:Beacon, New York on Saturday, August 10.