Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone at Vito Schnabel Gallery in November, 2022

 

 

 

Ariana Papademetropoulos, Phases of Venus, 2022, Oil on canvas, 91 3/4 x 108 1/4 inches (233 x 275 cm), © Ariana Papademetropoulos; Photo by Giorgio Benni; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone, an exhibition of new paintings that find the Los Angeles- based artist drawing upon 15th century lore of the mythical unicorn. In her exploration of this theme, Papademetropoulos considers iconography from two celebrated tapestry series of the late Middle Ages:  The Lady and the Unicorn (Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris), an allegorical fable of the five senses, and The Hunt of the Unicorn (The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), a narrative unfolding of the swift, wild horned creature who could only be tamed by a virgin maiden. Constructing her own enigmatical tale in the present day, Papademetropoulos invites viewers to journey between collapsing realities and converging realms, through a sequence of hyperreal, dream-like episodes that coalesce in a story of awakening and transformation.

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Jorge Galindo: Verbena to Open at Vito Schnabel in September, 2022

 

 

 

Jorge Galindo, Elogio del encantamiento, 2022, Oil and glued wallpaper on canvas diptych, overall: 114 1/8 x 157 1/2 inches (290 x 400 cm); © Jorge Galindo; Photo by Arturo Laso; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with noted Spanish artist Jorge Galindo. Debuting a jubilant new suite of monumental flower paintings, Jorge Galindo: Verbena continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of flora and its representation in art across centuries and genres. Titled after the small, wild vervain plant characteristic of the artist’s hometown of Madrid, Galindo’s flowers simultaneously nod to the popular Spanish street celebrations of summer– the verbenas of Spain’s capital city reinvigorate centuries-old traditions through contemporary reinterpretation. These beloved festivities, often associated with a patron saint, draw a bazaar of food and drink and occasion open-air dancing, with music coursing through neighborhoods and infusing the evening’s urban bustle with a gleeful, carnival spirit. Employing a vivacious palette, Galindo’s ebullient new painted bouquets burst through their frames, exploding with color beyond the antique wallpaper borders that surround them.

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‘Jordan Kerwick: Things we talk about, things we see’ at Vito Schnabel Gallery in September

 

 

 

Image, Jordan Kerwick, Yves beginning and end, 2021; oil, acrylic, and spray on canvas, 78 3/4 x 90 1/2 inches (200 x 230 cm) © Jordan Kerwick Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery will open its doors to Jordan Kerwick. Things we talk about, things we see, the gallery’s first exhibition dedicated to the Australian-born artist. This intimate presentation, which features a selection of paintings and drawings, serves as a prelude to the artist’s major New York solo show with Vito Schnabel in March 2022 at the gallery’s 19th Street location in the Chelsea Arts District.

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Ron Gorchov: Spice of Life to Open at Vito Schnabel Gallery in September, 2021

 

 

Ron Gorchov, Spice of Life, 1976. Oil on linen, 49 x 75 x 15 in (124.5 x 190.5 x 38.1 cm). © Ron Gorchov; Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to announce Ron Gorchov: Spice of Life, an exhibition that pays tribute to the revolutionary work of the late American painter acclaimed for shaped canvases that uniquely merged the grandeur of Abstract Expressionism, formal conceits of Minimalist sculpture, and subversive wit of the 1970s, arriving at an enigmatic and wholly new form of abstraction.

Opening September 14, Spice of Life will be on view through October 30 at the gallery’s 455 West 19th Street location. The exhibition features a selection of exceptional paintings made by Gorchov across the course of his fifty-year career, from the 1970s to the late 2010s.

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Man Ray & Picabia to Open at Vito Schnabel Gallery

 

 

 

From L-R, Man Ray, Non-Abstraction, 1947, oil on panel, 36 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches (92.1 x 68.9 cm) © Man Ray 2015 Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/ADAGP, Paris 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery; Francis Picabia, Femme a la chemise bleu, 1942-1943, oil on board, 40 3/8 x 29 1/2 inches (102.6 x 74.93 cm) © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Beginning March 25, 2021, Vito Schnabel Gallery will present Man Ray & Picabia, a historical exhibition that brings into dialogue seminal works by two early modern masters and legendary artists of the avant-garde. An intimate presentation, the exhibition focuses on only nine paintings that span the late 1920s to the mid-1950s – a careful selection designed to invite contemplation on the nature of artistic revolution. The canvases on view manifest Man Ray and Francis Picabia’s prodigious engagement with the medium of painting across multi-faceted careers marked by irreverence toward convention and an ability to cycle through the phases of modernism to arrive at exceptionally original results. This rare grouping includes paintings that have not been on display to the public for decades.

Man Ray & Picabia will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring an essay by writer and Man Ray specialist Timothy Baum.

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Robert Nava: Angels to be Inaugural Exhibition at second Vito Schnabel Gallery on West 19th Street, Chelsea

 

 

 

Robert Nava: Gold Sky and Wind Angel, 2020; Acrylic, grease pencil and crayon canvas, 85 x 73 in (215.9cm x 185.4cm) © Robert Nava; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Robert Nava: Angels  will inaugurate Vito Schnabel’s second New York City exhibition space, located at 455 West 19th Street in the Chelsea Arts District. This will be the first New York solo exhibition for the Brooklyn-based artist, and will be a debut for a new series of paintings devoted to the archetype of the seraphim, the winged figure that has animated art history since the early Christian era of the 4th century. With these works, the angel takes its place in Nava’s contemporary visual mythos, joining riotously colored monsters, knights, and chimerical beings that populate his deceptively carefree canvases and works on paper.

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