Mary Weatherford: Sea and Space to Open at Gagosian




Mary Weatherford, Small Terracotta Event, 2023, Flashe on Linen, 79 x 93 inches (200.7 x 236.2 cm) © Mary Weatherford. Photo: FredikNilsen Studio Courtesy the artist and Ga.gosian

The paintings are inspired by the color of the forest and the sea.

—Mary Weatherford

Gagosian is pleased to announce Sea and Space, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Mary Weatherford at the gallery’s 980 Madison Avenue location from January 18 to March 2.

Dominated by the color green, Weatherford’s new paintings make visual reference to arboreal and aquatic environments. Some of them also revivify the pairing of empyreal and oceanic imagery that appeared in her work decades ago. There are allusions, too, to outer space, an interest reflected in and maintained by Weatherford’s collection of NASA photographs and by her visits to the Hayden Planetarium in New York.

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