June 26, 2013

Summer Art Shows at Lehmann Maupin NYC

Hernan Bas, Anne Chu, Mary Corse, Teresita Fernández, Klara Kristalova, Maya Lin
Two Summer Group Shows at Lehmann Maupin, New York, 27 June - 16 August 2013

Lehmann Maupin announces the opening of two summer group shows at 540 West 26th Street and 201 Chrystie Street, New York. 

The exhibition at 540 West 26th Street gallery comprises the work of three artists – HERMAN BAS, ANNE CHU, and KLARA KRISTALOVA – connected by a shared interest in the wildly imaginative nature of storytelling, and the visual fusion of fantasy and reality in a narrative context. 

A Private Show, 2012
Acrylic on linen, 60 x 48 inches / 60 x 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Courtesy of the artist Hernan Bas and Lehmann Maupin, New York

The works on view include new drawings by HERMAN BAS, completed during a recent residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. While all three artists look to literature as a primary source of inspiration, Herman Bas’s fascination with the paranormal and bizarre traces back to his childhood.

Putti with Flag, 2011
Ceramic, stone, fabric metal, 76 x 16 x 21 inches / 193 x 40.6 x 53.3 cm
Courtesy of the artist Anne Chu and Lehmann Maupin, New York

ANNE CHU draws from a wide range of cultures and eras, referencing ancient mythological and ritualistic tales. On view are a vibrant series of oil and egg tempera paintings, watercolors and sculptural works by Anne Chu.

Nature Study, 2010
Porcelain, 11.81 x 7.87 x 6.3 inches / 30 x 20 x 16 cm
Courtesy of the artist Klara Kristalova and Lehmann Maupin, New York

KLARA KRISTALOVA mines the lost territory of childhood dreams, memories and nightmares. The works on view are a selection of glazed stoneware and porcelain sculptures by Klara Kristalova. 

At 201 Chrystie Street gallery, another three-artist exhibition exploring the role of perception and the innovative use of materials and technology to create meaningful experiences showcases new minimalist paintings by MARY CORSE; a variety of wall works by TERESITA FERNANDEZ; and two floor sculptures and a Pin River work by MAYA LIN

Untitled (White Multiple Bands With Flat Sides, Beveled), 2012
Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas, 44 x 44 inches / 111.8 x 111.8 cm
Courtesy of the artist Mary Corse and Lehmann Maupin, New York

MARY CORSE's monochromatic, white paintings reveal the artist’s ongoing exploration with radiant and reflective surfaces and reveal the subjective nature of perception in progress. 

Disappearing Bodies of Water: Arctic Ice (detail), 2013
Vermont Danby marble, granite base, 48 x 46 x 52 inches / 121.9 x 116.8 x 132.1 cm 
© Maya Lin Studio, Courtesy Pace Gallery

MAYA LIN’s use of technological methods to study topographical and geographic phenomena presents viewers with the opportunity to experience the natural world through a twenty-first century lens, and demonstrates the artist’s ability to translate the enormity of our world, in this case the Arctic, to a scale that is more relatable. 

Night Writing (Tropic of Cancer) (detail), 2011, 
Colored and shaped paper pulp with ink jet assembled with mirror, 17.32 x 198.03 inches / 44 x 503 cm
Courtesy of the artist Teresita Fernández and Lehmann Maupin, New York

TERESITA FERNANDEZ's work engages the surrounding architecture and the optical effects of light and color to create subtle, meticulous works of art that reference the landscape and natural phenomena.