In the fall of 2019 Cheim & Read will inaugurate our new gallery space on the Upper East Side at 23 East 67th Street. We would like to share our plans with you.
We will continue our work with a group of artists with whom we have had a long association such as Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Ron Gorchov, Bill Jensen, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Sean Scully and others.
We plan to mount exhibitions with a historical focus, examining key periods in artists’ oeuvres. Exhibition catalogues and other monographic publications will add to our commitment of original and significant scholarship.
We will open with a presentation of Ron Gorchov’s paintings from 1979 to 1983. Gorchov developed paintings with curved surfaces as early as 1967, a practice that located the artist at the crucial intersection of sculpture and painting at a time when painting's relevance was contested. The paintings in this particular exhibition are imagistic and anticipate the work by a host of artists that would follow in the Eighties.
Cheim & Read will also concentrate on private sales in the secondary market. This work is informed by our depth of knowledge developed by decades of connoisseurship and our extensive archive, in particular with the artists Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois and Lynda Benglis. In addition, we are committed to developing special projects and commissions of major large-scale, site-specific work for public and private collections.
We will participate in select art fairs, including Art Basel Miami Beach, curating presentations focused on recent and historically significant work. Cheim & Read will maintain a downtown viewing space in Chelsea on 26th Street that will be open by appointment.
Maria Bueno, Partner and Director of Sales, will oversee our new location. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to the gallery.
"Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable" is now on view at the Guggenheim Bilbao. The exhibition explores the entire span of Holzer's work starting in the mid-1970s through four decades of her career. Curated by Petra Joos in collaboration with the artist, the show also highlights Frank Gehry's architecture through site-responsive installations. Through September 9.
Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread is the first large-scale museum exhibition in China of work by Louise Bourgeois. The show offers a focussed survey of major works from the artist’s entire career, including Personage sculptures from the late 1940s, Cell installations from the 1990s, the fabric works of her final decade, and the monumental spider sculpture Maman. The motif of the uncut thread references the prominence of fabric and sewing in the last fifteen years of Bourgeois’s life. The exhibition was previously at the Long Museum, Shanghai.
"Sean Scully: Landline" is on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art through May 19. Curated by Stéphane Aquin, the exhibition focuses on Scully's exploration of sublime elemental relationships through a variety of media.
“I think of land, sea, sky. And they always make a massive connection. I try to paint this, this sense of the elemental coming together of land and sea, sky and land…stacked in horizon lines endlessly beginning and ending…” – Sean Scully
The exhibition originated at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
"A Vision for Painting" opens on February 20 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Featured will be works by Joan Mitchell, as well as a group of 22 international artists in the museum's collection. The works span the 1960s to present and are unified by the multi-faceted theme of painting. Five of the Mitchell works that Cheim & Read placed with the Fondation will be on view. Curated by Suzanne Pagé and Sébastien Gokalp.
A site-specific commission by London-based artist Paul Morrison was recently unveiled at the Norton Museum of Art. The 24-carat gold leaf and acrylic wall drawing is the largest that the artist has created to date and positions the viewer within a fantastical landscape. Morrison's compositions are the result of an intensive and detailed process which rethinks spatial and historical juxtapositions. He manipulates his selected source imagery, removing color and editing detail; separate images are then collaged to create an original composition.
Photo: Jacek Gancarz
Tal R: THE MINUTE is now on view at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia. This will be the first time the artist's work has been shown in Philadelphia and includes important recent work. On Friday, Nov 9 5:30 PM Tal will be in conversation with Sid Sachs, Director. Through November 16.
"Ghada Amer: Ceramics, Knots, Thoughts, Scraps" opens at Dallas Contemporary on September 30. This will be the first comprehensive exhibition of Amer's work in ceramics. On view through December 17.
The artist will be in conversation with curator Justine Ludwig at 1:00 PM on September 22.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation will open with the inaugural exhibition "Milton Resnick Paintings 1937-1987."
Summer preview hours: September 13 and 14, 11am-6pm
Opening celebrations: September 15 and 16, 2018
Wednesdays by appointment
Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, Zürich
June 11–August 3, 2018
An exhibition of recent large-scale bronze works by Donald Baechler ranging from 2003 to the present, curated by Gigi Kracht.
On June 2, the exhibition Dark Continent will open at Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours, France. The title, Dark Continent, is a reference to Sigmund Freud, in The Question of Lay Analysis writes: "The sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology." This will be Amer's first solo museum exhibition in France since 2000 and will include painting, sculpture and a garden installation. Curated by Elodie Stroecken and on view through November 4.
In September, Dallas Contemporary will present the first comprehensive exhibition of Amer's ceramic works. Curated by Justine Ludwig.
A new monumental work by Lynda Benglis, titled Face Off! will be on view at Kistefos-Museet starting May 27th. Benglis has said, “I always … question how I can push [materials] further … how far can I go with the illusion of the material? … It’s a matter of creating an image that moves.”