Nari Ward: Rooted Communities
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce New York-based artist Nari Ward's exhibition Rooted Communities at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, opening February 7, 2014.
Rooted Communities coincides with Ward's residency as LSU College of Art + Design's prestigious Nadine Carter Russell Chair and features a group of the artist’s sculptures, works on paper, and mixed-media installations. Ward's powerful yet delicate works articulate multi-layered issues that affect all communities—economics, poverty, race, culture, and how these factors shape a society. Using discarded objects he collects from his local environment, Ward's work gives a presence and new life to these unwanted or forgotten items, the underlying meaning changing within the context of its presentation.The exhibition includes twenty-five of Ward's works spanning the past decade, as well as a new work created during Ward’s residency at LSU.
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: RIVERS
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce RIVERS, an exhibition of collaborative paintings by the Bronx, New York-based artists Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) at the SCAD Museum of Art opening February 1, 2014. Founded by Rollins more than 30 years ago, the K.O.S. group has created paintings inspired by classic works of literature and music that can be found in the permanent collections of more than 95 museums worldwide.
In RIVERS, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. will exhibit paintings inspired by historic and literary narratives of the South including the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.; Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; and W.E.B. Du Bois' Darkwater, among others.
Additionally, a new work was made with junior high school students at the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts in Savannah, Georgia, based on Duke Ellington’s ballet score for The River. From the Bronx River to the Savannah River, Rollins and K.O.S. showcase the transcendence of these themes and their impact on the cultural fabric of the United States and beyond.
Tracey Emin: Angel Without You
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, kicks off Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 with the opening of “Tracey Emin: Angel without You,” the first American museum exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin.
On view from December 4, 2013 through March 9, 2014, this is the first-ever exhibition to focus on Emin’s works in neon, a crucial aspect of the artist’s practice that began with her iconic The Tracey Emin Museum (1995), which opens the show. The exhibition explores how Emin’s neons have played an essential role in the development of her work, marking a shift from her early diaristic and confessional style to a more cryptic and open-ended form of expression. Organized by MOCA as part of the Knight Exhibition Series and curated by Bonnie Clearwater, “Tracey Emin: Angel without You” comprises more than 60 works from the past two decades. The exhibition title is drawn from a new large-scale neon work by Emin, on view in MOCA’s courtyard during the exhibition.
Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday To A Beautiful Woman Premieres on HBO
Monday, February 24, 2014
OSGEMEOS and Sonia Gomes join Lehmann Maupin
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce its representation of Brazilian artists OSGEMEOS and Sonia Gomes. Lehmann Maupin will present their work for the first time this October at the Frieze Art Fair in London, on view at Booth B13 from October 17 – 20, 2013. OSGEMEOS will have their debut exhibition with Lehmann Maupin, New York in March 2015. Sonia Gomes’s first solo exhibition in the United States will be at Lehmann Maupin, New York in November 2014.
Alex Prager joins Lehmann Maupin
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce that Alex Prager, the Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker, has joined the gallery. She will have a major solo exhibition opening this fall at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Lehmann Maupin will present Prager's work for the first time this October at Frieze Art Fair, London, and at FIAC, Paris, followed by her debut solo show at its Lower East Side gallery in January 2014.
The newly inaugurated headquarters for the United States Coast Guard in Washington, D.C. includes a large-scale installation by Teresita Fernández. Basing the work’s concept on a navigational start chart, Fernández sought to create a work that would express the Coast Guard’s mission and identity while responding to the architectural conditions of the space. The artist was particularly intrigued by the idea of the night sky as a surface that we have always looked to for orientation and information, and how this relates to the history of maritime navigation. The work takes advantage of the abundant light in the space and will look subtly different throughout the day and year in response to the ever-changing conditions. To view a time-lapse video of the installation, please click here.
Klara Kristalova: Body & Soul
Museum of Art & Design
Klara Kristalova is among 25 artists featured in Body & Soul: New International Ceramic, an exhibition which underscores the power of the figure to convey strong emotions, and also to the accessibility of the ceramic medium. Through clay the figure becomes the catalyst for addressing the emotional impact of contemporary pressures that confront our society today. Each work, inspired by a personal incident or symbolic tale, expresses a deep emotional identity, contrasting societal, political, and personal views on themes such as anxiety, bias, mortality and memory. Body & Soul: New International Ceramic is on view at the Museum of Art & Design through 2 March 2014.