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August 31, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Exhibition Schedule 2010-2011
Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism
September 25, 2010–January 2, 2011
Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series
September 24, 2011-January 15, 2012
Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series is the most comprehensive show to date of Diebenkorn’s most celebrated works. Coorganized by Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the exhibition is curated by OCMA curator Sarah C. Bancroft. Featuring more than 75 paintings, prints, and drawings, spanning two decades-the largest selection ever on view together-this unprecedented project offers visitors the opportunity to explore in--depth the complexity of Diebenkorn’s artistic and aesthetic achievements within the Ocean Park series. By presenting works in various media, this exhibition presents a long--overdue opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the series as never before possible, showing conclusively the variety, subtlety, and intricacy of the artist’s practice. Works in the exhibition come from prominent museums, institutions, and private collections across the country, many of which have rarely been seen by the public.
December 11, 2011-February 19, 2012
The work of Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly, who makes his art under the moniker “KAWS,” is the subject of the first FOCUS exhibition for the 2011-2012 season. KAWS’s vast body of work consists of graffiti and other forms of street art; sketches, drawings, paintings, murals, and sculpture; and graphic, industrial, and product design, such as limited-edition toys and high-end, street-wear fashion. KAWS’s artistic career began on the streets of New Jersey where he tagged his name on buildings and other structures. He later moved on to illustration while studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2002, the artist launched his website to initiate web-based sales; and in 2006, he opened a fashion boutique, OriginalFake, in partnership with Medicom Toy, in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, Japan. In recent years, he has focused his attention on art making and exhibitions, merging his iconic, graphic street imagery with elements of present-day pop culture.
KAWS’s (b. 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey) work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California (2009, 2011); Gallery Perrotin, Paris, France (2010); The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2010); and Gering & López Gallery, New York, New York (2008). Recent group shows include Printer’s Proof, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York (2011); The Reflected Gaze-Self Portraiture Today, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California (2010); Street Smart, Affirmation Arts, New York, New York (2010); Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing?, Gering & López Gallery, New York, New York (2009); First Look: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Los Angeles Galleries, House of Campari, Los Angeles, California (2009).
Glenn Ligon: AMERICA
February 12-June 3, 2012
Glenn Ligon: AMERICA is the first comprehensive, midcareer retrospective of Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), widely regarded as one of the most important and influential American artists to have emerged in the past two decades. Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and curator Scott Rothkopf, in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition surveys 25 years of Ligon’s work, from his student days until the present. The exhibition features roughly 100 works, including paintings, prints, photography, drawings, and sculptural installations, as well as the artist’s recent, striking neon reliefs. The retrospective also debuts previously unexhibited early works, which shed light on Ligon’s artisticorigins, and for the first time reconstitutes major series within his work, such as the seminal Door paintings that launched his career.
FOCUS: Katie Paterson
March 4-April 15, 2012
Katie Paterson is known for her multidisciplinary and conceptually driven work, with an emphasis on nature, ecology, geology, and cosmology. Many of her installations have been the result of intensive research and collaboration with specialists as diverse as astronomers, nanotechnologists, and fireworks manufacturers. Some of her recent work includes All the Dead Stars (2009), a large map documenting the locations of 27,000 dead stars known to humanity; and Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2009), an incandescent bulb designed to transmit wavelength properties identical to those of moonlight.
Paterson (b. 1981 in Glasgow, Scotland) received her BA in 2004 from Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and her MFA in 2007 from the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She has since participated in exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, England; the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; and Haunch of Venison, London, England. Her work has also been featured in the Whitstable Biennial 2010, Whitstable, England; PERFORMA 09, New York, New York; and Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, London, England. She currently holds a John Florent Stone fellowship at Edinburgh College of Art, and was the Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence in the Astrophysics Group at the University College London for the 2010-2011 academic year. The artist lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
FOCUS: Ged Quinn
April 22-June 17, 2012
Ged Quinn’s paintings combine landscapes in the vein of Claude Lorrain with fragments of history, art history, and mythology. The works are awe-inspiring in their combination of painterly skills and provocative conceptual strains. In Quinn’s work, sublime backgrounds meet broken-down foregrounds, and at all turns utopian ideals are acknowledged and critiqued. Death, deceit, and decay are also dragged into the frame.
Quinn (b. 1963 in Liverpool, England) lives and works in Cornwall, England. His work has been included in numerous solo exhibitions, including Somebody’s Coming That Hates Us, Wilkinson Gallery, London, England (2010); The Heavenly Machine, Spike Island, Bristol, England (2005); and Utopia Dystopia, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England (2004). Notable past group exhibitions include The Witching Hour, Water Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Leverkusen, Germany (2010); Lust for Life and Dance of Death, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2010); Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, England (2010), and State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersberg, Russia (2009-10); Made Up, Liverpool Biennale, Tate Liverpool, England (2008); Collezionami 2, Biennale of Southern Italy, Bari, Puglia (2006); and The Real Ideal, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, England (2005).
Lucian Freud: Portraits
July 1-October 28, 2012
Lucian Freud is widely considered the greatest portrait painter of the twentieth century. His visceral renderings of people from all walks of life have a painterly and psychological drama that is unparalleled in contemporary art. For much of a century—from the late 1940s until his recent death in July 2011—Freud made the living human presence his subject. The Modern’s chief curator, Michael Auping, remarks, “While numerous generations of artists working in the genre of portraiture have come to rely on the photographic image, Freud always insisted on being in the room with his subjects as he painted. His portraits are not only the result of the artist’s intense observations, but often subtle interactions between painter and subject. His paintings represent these relationships, as well as the unique people they portray.”
Freud’s subjects range from neighbors, friends, lovers, family, art world personalities, and royalty. His paintings are, in essence, a visual biography. The exhibition will be divided into broad thematic groups that concentrate on particular periods; groups of sitters; and formal considerations, demonstrating the development of the artist’s painting techniques.
Organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the exhibition will consist of approximately 90 works, dating between 1943 and 2011. Fort Worth will be the only U.S. venue. A major book will document the exhibition, and will include essays by Auping, Picasso scholar John Richardson, exhibition curator Sarah Howgate, and a series of interviews between Freud and Auping.
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