Gagosian Gallery launches the Brice Marden exhibition at its new home in Athens

Gagosian Gallery launches the Brice Marden exhibition at its new home in Athens

BRICE MARDEN Years 3, 2011 Oil on marble 17 3/8 x 31 1/2 x 7/8 in 44.1 x 80 x 2.2 cm © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: Rob McKeever Courtesy Gagosian

Gagosian presents an exhibition of paintings on marble and works on paper by American artist and long-term Hydra-resident Brice Marden to inaugurate the gallery’s new location in Athens. This will be Marden’s first solo exhibition in Greece in four decades.

Years 3, 2011
Oil on marble
17 3/8 x 31 1/2 x 7/8 in
44.1 x 80 x 2.2 cm
© 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo: Rob McKeever
Courtesy Gagosian

WHAT: In 1981, while summering in his home on Hydra, Greece, Marden began painting on small slabs of white marble from local quarries. The resulting compositions, continuing over two decades, feature bars and fields of subtle color that tint and accentuate each stone’s dimensions, edges, unique veining and inherent textural variations. Also on view will be a group of ink drawings by Marden that employ gridded compositions and calligraphic approaches to mark making, and relate closely to the marble works.

WHEN:From September 24 Until December 19

WHERE: Gagosian Gallery: Anapiron Polemou Str. Athens, Tel: +30.210.364.0215,

Untitled (Black Stripe Marble), 1987
Oil and graphite on marble
14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in
36.8 x 26.7 cm
© 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo: Rob McKeever
Courtesy Gagosian

 


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