NEWYORK- Pace Gallery’s second series of online exhibitions will feature solo presentations by five contemporary artists from the gallery’s roster, including new works by Loie Hollowell, William Monk, and Nigel Cooke, as well recent works by Nathalie du Pasquier and Yin Xiuzhen.
The series will launch in early May to coincide with an online group presentation for Frieze New York. These exhibitions will be published on Pace’s online viewing room, which was recently expanded to the public, in response to the gallery’s temporary closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The first series featured four thematic, curated exhibitions created especially for the platform alongside rich contextual materials and imagery.
To launch the next iteration of its digital presentations, organized by Pace’s curators and sales teams, the gallery will present a solo exhibition of new paintings by William Monk made over the past month as a response to life in quarantine. This will be presented concurrently with an online exhibition of works for Frieze New York (May 5–12) entitled “Perspectives,” showcasing works by Adam Pendleton, Mary Corse, Trevor Paglen, Torkwase Dyson, Song Dong, Nina Katchadourian, and Brent Wadden, among others.
The exhibitions to follow, by Nigel Cooke and Loie Hollowell, are each comprised of new works created by these artists during this period of isolation and will be unveiled for the first time on Pace’s online program. Additionally, solo exhibitions by Milan-based artist Nathalie du Pasquier and Beijing-based Yin Xiuzhen will feature recent works by each of the artists, representing a global perspective at this time of challenges shared across the world.
Each online exhibition invites deep engagement with Pace’s dynamic roster of artists through thoughtful interpretative materials created by Pace’s dedicated curatorial department to support and lend context to the works on view. This includes materials created for the exhibitions in collaboration with the artists and others drawn from Pace’s vast digital archives. These texts, audio components and comparative visuals elevate the viewing room to a multifaceted user experience that is immersive, informative, and meaningful.
Samanthe Rubell, the Senior Director at Pace responsible for the gallery’s online sales initiatives, comments: “The incredible activity we’ve seen in our online viewing rooms has affirmed there is a heightened appetite for art and storytelling at present. Since we launched our first public online exhibitions on March 23, we’ve seen over 50,000 visits with sometimes up to 5,000 visits a day. We hope this line-up of visionary, contemplative projects from closely- followed artists within our program nourishes our growing community through enriching and inspiring dialogue.”
Each online exhibition will remain on view for two weeks. The exhibition schedule and descriptions are below.
Frieze New York On view May 5–15
For the online iteration of Frieze New York, Pace Gallery will present a group-presentation entitled, “Perspectives” featuring a range of works by Loie Hollowell, Adam Pendleton, Mary Corse, Trevor Paglen, Brent Wadden, Leo Villarreal, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Nigel Cooke, Torkwase Dyson, Kohei Nawa, Nina Katchadourian and Song Dong. Highlights include new drawings by Torkwase Dyson and photographs from Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books series, as well as a new painting by Loie Hollowell.
William Monk On view May 5–15
This digital exhibition, presented concurrently with the online iteration of Frieze New York, will feature a new body of work created by William Monk, whose enigmatic and vibrant style dismantles a traditional approach to figuration and the landscape with a sense of formal rhythm. Featuring 5 new paintings, this viewing room will be accompanied by archival materials and texts that lend a deeper insight into Monk’s practice.
Midnights comprises a series of 6 new works on paper by Nigel Cooke that reflect the artist’s continued exploration of abstraction and build on his recent presentation at Pace Gallery in New York. These large-scale drawings, composed with dark hues of blue and black, were made after twilight while Cooke was in isolation at his studio in Canterbury, UK this March and April. In the artist’s words, these new works “celebrate the peaceful unity of the night, the precious value isolation holds for creative expression. Midnight blue has become the core dark light of these new paintings on paper, weaving together an acceptance of what is, and a hope for what might come in a single unbroken gesture. It speaks to me of the darkest point before the return of the light.”
Nathalie du Pasquier
In June, Pace will present an online solo exhibition exploring Milan-based French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier’s distinctive approach to abstraction. The exhibition traces the recent evolution of her singular language of forms, which playfully blurs the borders between painting and model, haptic and optic, representation and the real.
This solo exhibition brings together 11 sculptures and installation pieces by Yin Xiuzhen, a leading Chinese contemporary artist, whose works explore themes of globalization, homogenization, and tradition, forming a rich narrative invested in exploring cultural memory and the scale of change that occurred in China in the late twentieth century. The sculptures included in the exhibition demonstrate the artist’s deft and well-recognized incorporation of everyday items into processes that meld them with contrasting materials such as porcelain and bookcases.
Building on Loie Hollowell’s most recent exhibition Plumb Line at Pace Gallery in New York, the artist has created a series of new drawings that delve further into the artist’s exploration of her own body. These new works join the artist’s Plumb Line drawings to comprise a total of 12 pastel drawings. The most recent of these works were developed during the last few weeks of the artist’s pregnancy with her second child and post birth while in isolation in New York. Hollowell has approached this period of quarantine as a way to reassess her practice and explore new avenues in her art-making, focusing on drawings in pastel which she can create from her home.
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