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Yancey Richardson Gallery

Chiral Lines

  • Rachel Perry Welty
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    Rachel Perry Welty,

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Current Exhibitions at Yancey Richardson Gallery


Project Gallery: East Meets West

  • Tseng Kwong Chi,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Temporarily Censored Home

  • Guanyu Xu,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Itteki

  • Yamamoto Masao,
  • Opens: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 08, 2020
  • Reception: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Just So

  • David Hilliard,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 07, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

To Want for Nothing

  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Transcript - Yale MFA Photography 2019 Thesis Show

  • Sara Abbaspour,
  • Genesis Báez,
  • Molly Berman,
  • Felix Davey,
  • Brian Galderisi,
  • Rodrigo López,
  • Kaitlin Maxwell,
  • Chase Middleton,
  • Angel Pedro,
  • Kanthy Peng,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Oldenburgs

  • Sharon Core,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2019
  • Reception: May. 16, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Land Mark

  • Victoria Sambunaris,
  • Opens: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Closes: May. 11, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Domestic Theater

  • Larry Sultan,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blue Sweep

  • Andrew Moore,
  • Opens: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Project Gallery: Halos

  • Rachel Perry,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lineations 2

  • Sandi Haber Fifield,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fragile Land

  • Ori Gersht,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Interventions

  • John Baldessari,
  • Mary Ellen Bartley,
  • Marco Breuer,
  • Moyra Davey,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Sandi Haber Fifield,
  • Bryan Graf,
  • Nicholas Hall,
  • Pello Irazu,
  • Matthew Jensen,
  • Kenneth Josephson,
  • Kensuke Koike,
  • Elad Lassry,
  • Mary Lum,
  • Joseph Maida,
  • Chris McCaw,
  • Vik Muniz,
  • Sarah Hollis Perry & Rachel Perry,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Alyson Shotz,
  • Doug & Mike Starn,
  • Mickalene Thomas,
  • Masao Yamamoto,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Atlas

  • David Maisel,
  • Opens: May. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2018
  • Reception: May. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Photobooth Pieces [EXTENDED]

  • Jared Bark,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soundtrack to My Life

  • Rachel Perry,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Forest

  • Jitka Hanzlová,
  • Opens: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Zanele Muholi

  • Zanele Muholi,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Truppe Fledermaus & The Carnival at the End of the World

  • Kahn & Selesnick,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Yours, More Pretty

  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paperbacks

  • Mary Ellen Bartley,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Feels Like Real

  • Matthew Jensen,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prismatic Tracks

  • Bryan Graf,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Genesis

  • Sebastiao Salgado,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Time Flies

  • Esko Mannikko,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Room of One's Own

  • Elina Brotherus,
  • Anne Collier,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Saul Fletcher,
  • David Gilbert,
  • Bryan Graf,
  • Leslie Hewitt,
  • Pello Irazu,
  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Yamini Nayar,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Mickalene Thomas,
  • Opens: Jul. 01, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

One to One

  • Jitka Hanzlová,
  • Opens: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chiral Lines

  • Rachel Perry Welty
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Somnyama Ngonyama

  • Zanele Muholi,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LUX: The Radiant Sea

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Homage: Malkovich and the Masters

  • Sandro Miller,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2016
  • Reception: May. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Understory

  • Sharon Core,
  • Opens: Mar. 24, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Figures, Grounds and Studies

  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Opens: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rocks and Clouds

  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Sun Room

  • Bryan Graf,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 03, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Masao Yamamoto

  • Masao Yamamoto,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

South

  • Mark Steinmetz,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Closes: May. 13, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Nexus

  • Victoria Sambunaris,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 07, 2017
  • Reception: May. 18, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Notions of Home

  • John Baldessari,
  • Tina Barney,
  • Mike Brodie,
  • Amy Elkins,
  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Samuel Gratacap,
  • Jitka Hanzlova,
  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • David Hilliard,
  • Justine Kurland,
  • Lisa Kereszi,
  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Alex MacLean,
  • Esko Mannikko,
  • Andrew Moore,
  • Mark Ruwedel,
  • Sebastiao Salgado,
  • Julius Shulman,
  • Mark Steinmetz,
  • Larry Sultan,
  • Opens: Jul. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Landscapes for the Homeless, and Public Transit

  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 10 - Oct 17, 2015


Where

Yancey Richardson Gallery

  • 525 W 22nd St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 646.230.9610

About

Yancey Richardson Gallery is pleased to present Chiral Lines, an exhibition of drawings by Rachel Perry Welty and the artistʼs fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Fabricated from the collection of every writing instrument in her home, this group of ambidextrous two-panel drawings utilizes a set of self-imposed rules and the simplest of gestures: the line.

From the Greek word for hand, “kheir”, chirality requires an object to be distinguishable from its mirror image. Human hands are the most universally recognized example of chirality, although it is impossible for every feature of either hand to match despite their seemingly symmetrical physical appearance. Using both of her hands to draw on matching sheets of paper, Welty experiments in left brain/right brain dominance as she creates an obsessive and hypnotic display of shimmering, colored lines.

Throughout her career Welty has used familiar materials such as register receipts, price stickers, shopping bags, produce stickers, and Muzak to comment on how the banal minutiae of daily existence is the stuff of which our lives are made. For Chiral Lines, Welty scoured her home, studio and garage for every pen, pencil, marker and crayon. Assigning one sheet of paper to each hand and using each instrument only once, first in her left hand and then in her right, Welty drew a series of vertical straight lines in an attempt to create two mirror images. For each diptych, she creates a new order out of the gathered materials, carefully deciding which mark maker to use next to create a prismatic illusion from edge to center of each panel. Despite the consistently exacting mark of the tool used to create each line, Welty found it impossible to create the same mark with one hand as with the other. Upon inspection one sees where each line begins to waver from the straight edge of the paper, creating a ripple effect throughout each panel. As the drawing builds, the lines begin to tremble with a seismic quality, recording the history of the mark making, as well as the history of a household.


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