james turrell curates ad reinhardt exhibition at pace gallery new york

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JAMES TURRELL PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO AD REINHARDT AT PACE NEW YORK

rhythm new york’s flagship space presents color of darkness, an exhibition of works by the abstract painter ad reinhardt, organized by james tourrell. the exhibition presents reinhardt’s paintings organized according to a lighting concept designed by turrell.

presenting a tribute to reinhardt, turrell creates a scenography that takes the viewer into the depths of the artist’s abstractions. strongly influenced by reinhardt’s practice, in particular the red, blue white and black paintings, turrell also presents a new wedging titled installation after effect (2021).

installation view, “ad reinhardt: color out of dark, curated by james turrell”, february 11 – march 19, 2022, pace gallery, new york © 2022 estate of ad reinhardt / artists rights society (ars), new york

A NEW PIECE BY JAMES TURRELL IS ALSO ON EXHIBITION – AFTER EFFECT 2021

the color of darkness exhibition at pace gallery new york examines how the two artists explore the decentralization of the object in their practices. turrell’s lighting concept for the show highlights the experiential nature of reinhardt’s work, with stagings of light and dark that result in new ways of viewing the work.

james turrell curates ad reinhardt exhibition at pace gallery new york
installation view, james turrell: after effect, february 11 – march 19, 2022, pace gallery, new york © james turrell

“reinhardt, who is widely considered an ancestor of minimalism and conceptualism, began to develop his own language of abstraction in the 1930s,” the official statement read. ‘While his early works featured bold amalgamations of shape and form, the artist went on to create his geometrically-minded monochromatic ‘red’ and ‘blue’ paintings and later his ‘black’ paintings. works from these series feature in the rhythm exhibition, with turrell’s lighting concept highlighting the nuances and idiosyncrasies of reinhardt’s abstractions in his monochrome paintings.

james turrell curates ad reinhardt exhibition at pace gallery new york
ad reinhardt, abstract painting, red, 1953 © 2021 estate of ad reinhardt

pace’s exhibition will draw connections between the works of turrell, a key figure in the movement of light and space, and reinhardt, who pushed abstraction and monochromatism in painting to new frontiers during his lifetime .

james turrell curates ad reinhardt exhibition at pace gallery new york
ad reinhardt, abstract painting, black, 1953 © 2021 estate of ad reinhardt

james turrell curates ad reinhardt exhibition at pace gallery new york
ad reinhardt, abstract painting, blue, 1953 © 2021 estate of ad reinhardt

exhibition info:

Name: ad reinhardt: color out of dark, curated by james turrell
presented by: rhythm new york
new works: james turrell after effect 2021
Appointment: February 11 – March 19, 2022
location: 540 West 25th Street, New York

Juliana Neira I conceive

March 01, 2022

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