Zhang Zipiao’s lush, monumental, and painted abstractions envelope the viewer. Her debut solo exhibition with LGDR, Swallow Whole, opens on June 8, 2023, at 3 East 89th Street in New York. It features new canvases in oil that oscillate between figuration and abstraction, triggering our tendency to interpret abstractions as recognizable symbols and objects—a heart, seashell, chestnut, and rosebud—as suggested in her titles. Zhang creates imagery through intricate layers and sweeping brushstrokes. Her rich palette and the physicality of her application form the foundation of psychologically charged compositions.
LGDR is pleased to present Lines in Space — opening June 7, 2023, at 19 East 64th Street in New York—the first exhibition of Gego’s work at the gallery’s new flagship location. A leading figure of Venezuelan abstraction in the 1960s and ’70s, Gego (1912–1994) created multidimensional works that radically engage the properties of line and space. Lines in Space will offer a concentrated survey of the artist’s works across media, including the constellated wire structure Chorro (1979/86), the six-part steel-and-bronze sculpture Cornisa I (1967), the rectilinear Meccano (1985), and a diverse array of luminous watercolors, collages, and drawings. We are delighted to present our exhibition in collaboration with Fundación Gego and to mount our presentation alongside the New York iteration of Gego: Measuring Infinity, a major traveling retrospective of the artist’s work on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
LGDR is thrilled to present an exhibition of recent work by Marilyn Minter, opening April 12, 2023, at its 3 East 89th Street location. Spanning three floors and six gallery spaces, this ambitious show is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York since her celebrated retrospective Pretty/Dirty at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016–17. It introduces several new bodies of work, including portraiture, and highlights Minter’s daring fifty-year exploration of beauty, representation, autonomy, and desire through a feminist, sex-positive perspective. A jaw-dropping display of jewel-toned paintings will comingle with sculpture, video, photographs, and prints. Minter approaches some of her now familiar themes with a critical, fresh eye and fearlessly tackles the art- historical canon by reinterpreting traditional genres such as bathers, odalisques, and portraiture.
Spanning two floors of LGDR’s landmark Beaux-Arts-style townhouse, Rear View presents a transhistorical selection of over sixty paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs that explore representation of the human figure as seen from behind—an enduring, wide-ranging paradigm that has exerted potent influence upon modern and contemporary artists. In addition to rare twentieth-century masterworks by Félix Vallotton, Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Paul Cadmus, Aristide Maillol, and others, Rear View brings together seminal works by a diverse group of living artists spanning generations.
Exhibition on view from April 18th to June 1, 2023.
On November 15, LGDR will open Shields, an exhibition reflecting on Günther Uecker’s seven- decades-long engagement with nails, paint, and graphite as potent symbolic materials and processual tools. The presentation brings together all nine paintings in the artist’s most recent series Shields (2022), a new and related series of works on paper, and a pivotal but rarely seen sculpture from 1967. Uecker wrote earlier this year that his work “begins where speech fails: in the perception of world and of violence.”
On view through December 23, Shields will be the gallery’s final exhibition at 909 Madison Avenue. In early 2023, LGDR will open its New York flagship at 19 East 64th Street.
LGDR is pleased to present From Body to Horizon, an exhibition of paintings by queer artists who have developed specific approaches to color through depictions of the interior and exterior landscapes of their own lives. Occupying the first floor of the gallery’s 909 Madison Avenue location, the show will feature works by Etel Adnan, David Hockney, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, and Doron Langberg. Pushing beyond the conventions of naturalism, each of these four artists has developed a signature approach to color as a language—a means for reflecting upon topographies both figural and panoramic, domestic and picturesque, intimate and universal. From Body to Horizon will open on October 20.
Beginning September 8, LGDR will present Head On, an exhibition curated by Dieter Schwarz that explores sculptural depictions of the human face—a site where intellect, power, and the soul are at once made vivid.
Guided by a desire to illuminate and to inspire reflection on the sculptural form, Dominique Lévy of LGDR invited Rachel Harrison to curate a presentation of 20th-century sculpture. The exhibition that emerged presents a group of works that consider modernism’s devotion to that most fundamental of subjects: the human figure. Stage Fright features works by Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol Escobar, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Alina Szapocznikow that represent the body in extremis—shown ruptured in pieces or pared down to the essentials—in surrogates that stand for the whole.
The new international art venture LGDR will inaugurate its New York City program on April 7, 2022, with the opening of three exhibitions spotlighting exceptional painters and sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries. Illuminating important contributions to the art historical canon, this trio of presentations will unfold across two locations on Manhattan’s Upper East Side—at the landmark Beaux-Arts building at 3 East 89th Street, which will in late 2022 become LGDR’s flagship, and at 909 Madison Avenue, the gallery’s temporary space.