‘Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Artist Tu Hongtao i front of ‘The Corrupted Garden of Eden’ 2020-2023.  Image courtesy Tu Hongtao Studio.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce the first New York exhibition with Chinese painter Tu Hongtao, opening February 22, 2024, at 19 East 64th Street. Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel presents sweeping compositions in sumptuous hues that advance the artist’s use of abstraction as a means to engage with memory, landscape, and society, as well as art history, theory, and poetry.

Introducing more than thirty new works, the exhibition unveils significant developments in Tu’s practice since his first exhibition in 2020 with the gallery in Hong Kong.

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‘Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Abdoulaye Konaté, Luna bleue. Image courtesy of the artist and Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is thrilled to announce its first New York exhibition with Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté, opening January 16, 2024, at the gallery’s landmark Beaux-Arts-style townhouse. Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue presents richly chromatic, monumental works that unite investigations of form and color with symbolic references drawn from a wealth of sources in West Africa and beyond. Introducing nine new works alongside the titular composition Lune bleue, theexhibition marks the artist’s first presentation in New York since 2019.

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Jenna Gribbon: The Honeymoon Show! on View at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Portrait of Jenna Gribbon at Lévy Gorvy Dayan. Image credit: © Roberta Fineberg

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Brooklyn- based artist Jenna Gribbon, opening Thursday, November 9, 2023. The Honeymoon Show!—presented in collaboration with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn—is a dual examination of intimacy and subjecthood represented through portraits of the artist’s wife, Mackenzie Scott. The exhibition is portrayed in two acts—with scenes from the couple’s honeymoon in Thailand juxtaposed against theatrically posed portraits of Scott, a musician who performs under the name Torres. Unraveling the dichotomies between fact and fiction, public and private, spontaneity and forethought, Gribbon explores the transformative act of looking through her vibrant new body of work. In a new essay, Alison M. Gingeras writes, “The act of looking—the consensual, two-way scopophilia between artist and muse— and creating agency for the person being watched (and portrayed) are leitmotifs that run throughout Gribbon’s oeuvre.”

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‘Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan in September

 

 

 

IMAGE: Soulages in his studio, 2014 (Vincent Cunillėre). Image courtesy Lévy Gorvy Dayan.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to present Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight, a major survey spanning seven decades of the artist’s career, with an emphasis on the 1950s-60s New York art establishment that fostered his early rise to global institutional recognition, as well as his later-career Outrenoir (“beyond black”) paintings, created between 1979 and 2019. Also presented are several 1990s works on paper that demonstrate the artist’s breadth of material mastery, including his brou de noix (walnut stain) medium. Commemorating the one-year anniversary of Soulages’ death last October at age 102, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with Soulages’ widow and partner of 80 years, Colette Soulages (b. 1919), and furthers Dominique Lévy’s and senior gallery partner Emilio Steinberger’s decades-long advocacy of and personal friendship with Colette and Pierre Soulages. The presentation marks the first full-building dedication to a single artist in the gallery’s new global flagship at 19 East 64 Street, a Beaux-Arts-style townhouse designed as an art gallery in the 1930s.

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