David Hockney: Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]

pace gallery, David Hockney,Grand Canyon ll
David Hockney, “Grand Canyon ll”, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 96in. (hexagonal)

NEW YORK—Following David Hockney’s celebrated traveling retrospective at Tate Britain, the Centre Pompidou, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pace Gallery announced exhibition Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing] will be on view from April 5 to May 12, 2018 at 508/510 West 25th Street, with a public opening held on Thursday April 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The exhibition includes David Hockney’s 18 new paintings, the majority of which are painted on hexagonal canvases. The works depict a wide range of subjects – from the deck of the artist’s Hollywood Hills home to Nichols Canyon all the way to the Grand Canyon and East Yorkshire with fantasy landscapes along the way. The varying subject matter, often reprises of earlier work, do not recedeto a single vanishing point but instead are all depicted in reverse perspective. Having continually experimented with the representation of three-dimensional space, the hexagonal canvases add a structural element to the artist’s efforts to transcend the limitations of conventional perspective.

As its title suggests, the exhibition will also include two of the artist’s latest works in computer manipulated photography. A continuation of his earlier work with composite polaroids and multi-screen videos, Hockney has digitally combined photographs taken from many perspectives into single monumental images. As in the exhibition’s paintings, the composite photographs do not follow the dogmatic logic of single point perspective but instead embrace multiple experiences of space. Having always been interested in new media, these two monumental prints are an exciting extension of Hockney’s experimentation with reverse perspective into other media beyond painting.

Expanding on its presentation of Hockney’s new work, Pace Gallery will dedicate its booth at Frieze New York, on view from May 3 to May 6, to a presentation of Hockney’s most recent iPhone and iPad drawings thus continuing the gallery’s tradition of organizing ambitious solo exhibitions for major artists at Frieze New York.

Pace Gallery New York

510 West 25th Street

New York NY 10001

Tel: 212.255.4044

Fax: 212.659.0096

Tues-Sat 10-6


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