Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Charles Gaines.Southern Trees’




Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees: Charleston Series 1, Tree #8, Sage Way, 2022; Acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, lacquer, wood, 3 parts Unique; Overall: 241.3 x 337.8 x 14.6 cm/95 x 133 x 5 3/4 inches © Charles Gaines. courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Southern Trees,’ the gallery’s first New York exhibition with distinguished American artist Charles Gaines and his first in the city since 2018. One of the most important conceptual artists working today, the show explores the evolution of Gaines’s complex practice, demonstrating how he has continued to forge new paths within the innovative framework of two of his most acclaimed series, Numbers and Trees and Walnut Tree Orchard. The exhibition’s title, ‘Southern Trees,’ alludes directly to the 150-year-old pecan trees pictured in the new works, and symbolically to the opening lyrics of ‘Strange Fruit,’ Billie Holiday’s haunting protest anthem from the 1930s. Charles Gaines.Southern Trees opening January 26th.

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