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David Zwirner Gallery

I carry my landscapes around with me

  • Joan Mitchell

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Current Exhibitions at David Zwirner Gallery


Dangerous Liaisons

  • Chris Ofili,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 19, 2019
  • Reception: May. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Emo Jungle

  • Josh Smith,
  • Opens: Apr. 25, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 25, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I carry my landscapes around with me

  • Joan Mitchell
  • Opens: May. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: May. 03, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

After Reinhardt

  • Sherrie Levine,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Freedom

  • Alice Neel,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 26, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

  • Njideka Akunyili Crosby,
  • Diane Arbus,
  • Richard Avedon,
  • Alvin Baltrop,
  • Beauford Delaney,
  • Marlene Dumas,
  • Ja'Tovia Gary,
  • Glenn Ligon,
  • Alice Neel,
  • Cameron Rowland,
  • Kara Walker,
  • James Welling,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Monumental Practice

  • Charles White,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Untitled

  • Diane Arbus,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Babie Brood: Small Paintings 1985–2018

  • Lisa Yuskavage,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Lisa Yuskavage,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

A Selection of Works from Galerie 1900-2000

  • Berenice Abbott,
  • Johannes Baargeld,
  • Hans Bellmer,
  • Joaquín Edwards Bello,
  • Victor Brauner,
  • André Breton,
  • Paul Citroen,
  • René Crevel,
  • Salvador Dalí,
  • Robert Desnos,
  • Oscar Domínguez,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Nusch Éluard,
  • Paul Éluard,
  • Max Ernst,
  • Arshile Gorky,
  • Jindřich Heisler,
  • Hannah Höch,
  • Heinrich Hoffmann,
  • Georges Hugnet,
  • Germaine Hugnet,
  • Valentine Hugo,
  • Wifredo Lam,
  • René Magritte,
  • André Masson,
  • Roberto Matta,
  • Joan Miró,
  • Max Morise,
  • Paul Nougé,
  • Francis Picabia,
  • Jackson Pollock,
  • Man Ray,
  • Hans Richter,
  • Jeannette Tanguy,
  • Yves Tanguy,
  • Tristan Tzara,
  • Raoul Ubac,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

How likely is it that only I am right in this matter?

  • Wolfgang Tillmans,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art

  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo,
  • Herri met de Bles,
  • Hieronymus Bosch,
  • Piero di Cosimo,
  • Titian,
  • Damiano Cappelli,
  • Pietro Novelli,
  • Salvator Rosa,
  • William Blake,
  • James Ensor,
  • Francisco Goya,
  • Gustave Moreau,
  • Odilon Redon,
  • James Ward,
  • Eileen Agar,
  • Jean Arp,
  • Louise Bourgeois,
  • Salvador Dalí,
  • Giorgio de Chirico,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Max Ernst,
  • Leonor Fini,
  • Robert Gober,
  • José Gutiérrez Solana,
  • Sherrie Levine,
  • René Magritte,
  • Roberto Matta,
  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Wallace Putnam,
  • Man Ray,
  • Kay Sage,
  • Yves Tanguy,
  • Luc Tuymans,
  • Lisa Yuskavage,
  • Group show,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

This Is Not a Prop

  • Alex Da Corte,
  • Jonathas de Andrade,
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres,
  • Jonah Groeneboer,
  • Gordon Hall,
  • Hannah Levy,
  • Donald Moffett,
  • Paulo Nazareth,
  • Elle Pérez Oren Pinhassi,
  • Christina Quarles,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Franz West,
  • Opens: Jun. 27, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 27, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Riverboat song

  • Jordan Wolfson,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Myths & Mortals

  • Marlene Dumas,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sky Energy

  • Isa Genzken,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

in daylight or cool white

  • Dan Flavin,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Herbert Ferber | Mark Rothko

  • Herbert Ferber,
  • Mark Rothko,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 20, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

David Zwirner: 25 Years

  • Tomma Abts,
  • Anni Albers,
  • Josef Albers,
  • Francis Alÿs,
  • Mamma Andersson,
  • Lucas Arruda,
  • Ruth Asawa,
  • Michaël Borremans,
  • Carol Bove,
  • R. Crumb,
  • Raoul De Keyser,
  • Philip-Lorca diCorcia,
  • Stan Douglas,
  • Marlene Dumas,
  • Marcel Dzama,
  • William Eggleston,
  • Dan Flavin,
  • Suzan Frecon,
  • Isa Genzken,
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres,
  • Donald Judd,
  • On Kawara,
  • Toba Khedoori,
  • Jeff Koons,
  • Yayoi Kusama,
  • Sherrie Levine,
  • Kerry James Marshall,
  • Gordon Matta-Clark,
  • John McCracken,
  • Giorgio Morandi,
  • Oscar Murillo,
  • Alice Neel,
  • Jockum Nordstöm,
  • Chris Ofili,
  • Palermo,
  • Raymond Pettibon,
  • Sigmar Polke,
  • Neo Rauch,
  • Ad Reinhardt,
  • Jason Rhoades,
  • Bridget Riley,
  • Thomas Ruff,
  • Fred Sandback,
  • Jan Schoonhoven,
  • Richard Serra,
  • Josh Smith,
  • Al Taylor,
  • Diana Thater,
  • Wolfgang Tillmans,
  • Luc Tuymans,
  • James Welling,
  • Franz West,
  • Doug Wheeler,
  • Christopher Williams,
  • Jordan Wolfson,
  • Rose Wylie,
  • Yun Hyong-keun,
  • Lisa Yuskavage,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Infinity Nets

  • Yayoi Kusama,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture and Drawings

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Festival of Life

  • Yayoi Kusama,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Oil Paintings

  • Suzan Frecon,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blue Paintings

  • Ad Reinhardt,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ruth Asawa

  • Ruth Asawa,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paradise Lost

  • Chris Ofili,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings on Paper

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 26, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Equal

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

PeaRoeFoam

  • Jason Rhoades,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lisa Yuskavage

  • Lisa Yuskavage,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 23, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Selections from The Kramarsky Collection

  • Group show,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989

  • Werner Büttner,
  • George Condo,
  • Walter Dahn,
  • Jiri Georg Dokoupil,
  • Peter Fischli/David Weiss,
  • Günther Förg,
  • Robert Gober,
  • Georg Herold,
  • Jenny Holzer,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Jeff Koons,
  • Barbara Kruger,
  • Sherrie Levine,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Raymond Pettibon,
  • Richard Prince,
  • Cindy Sherman,
  • Rosemarie Trockel,
  • Franz West,
  • Christopher Wool,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Mercantile Novel

  • Oscar Murillo,
  • Opens: Apr. 24, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Christopher Williams

  • Christopher Williams,
  • Opens: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

At the Well

  • Neo Rauch,
  • Opens: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Franz West

  • Franz West,
  • Opens: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 13, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tomma Abts

  • Tomma Abts,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester's Dance)

  • Marcel Dzama,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 09, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Give Me Love

  • Yayoi Kusama,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Give Me Love

  • Yayoi Kusama,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pet Stains, Puddles, and Full Gospel Neckless

  • Al Taylor,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Behind the Curtain

  • Mamma Andersson,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jan Schoonhoven

  • Jan Schoonhoven,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Science, Fiction

  • Diana Thater,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

James Bishop

  • James Bishop,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Friends Seminary Auction

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Feb. 24, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vertical and Horizontal Reversals

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Photographs

  • Stan Douglas,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

De Wain Valentine: Works from the 1960s and 1970s

  • De Wain Valentine,
  • Opens: Jun. 25, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Selected Works from The Democratic Forest

  • William Eggleston,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

oil paintings and sun

  • Suzan Frecon,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bridget Riley

  • Bridget Riley,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978

  • Alice Neel,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Press++

  • Thomas Ruff,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Corners, Barriers and Corridors

  • Dan Flavin,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

PCR

  • Wolfgang Tillmans,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

East of Eden

  • Philip-Lorca diCorcia,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 02, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works 1973-1976

  • Palermo,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 11, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawn Together

  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb,
  • R. Crumb,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Yun Hyong-keun

  • Yun Hyong-keun,
  • Opens: Jan. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Isa Genzken

  • Isa Genzken,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Energy & Abstraction

  • Gordon Matta-Clark,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Donald Judd

  • Donald Judd,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drift

  • Raoul De Keyser,
  • Opens: Mar. 18, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 18, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jordan Wolfson

  • Jordan Wolfson,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Concrete Cuba

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Eine Winterreise

  • Sigmar Polke,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 22, 2016
  • Reception: May. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

through patches of corn, wheat and mud

  • Oscar Murillo,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vertical Instructions

  • Fred Sandback,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Forgetting the Hand

  • Marcel Dzama,
  • Raymond Pettibon,
  • Opens: Jan. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Karla Black

  • Karla Black,
  • Opens: Feb. 27, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cut, Folded, Pressed & Other Actions

  • Noriko Ambe,
  • Hans Bischoffshausen,
  • Enrico Castellani,
  • Célia Euvaldo,
  • Fernanda Gomes,
  • Oskar Holweck,
  • Vlatka Horvat,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Marco Maggi,
  • Anna Maria Maiolino,
  • Gordon Matta-Clark,
  • Eleanore Mikus,
  • Joshua Neustein,
  • Arthur Luiz Piza,
  • Fred Sandback,
  • Mira Schendel,
  • Günther Uecker,
  • Ignacio Uriarte,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Uptown

  • Alice Neel,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

John McCracken

  • John McCracken,
  • Opens: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Early Paintings

  • Al Taylor,
  • Opens: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Polka Dots

  • Carol Bove,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

65 Works Selected by James Welling: Exhibition & Sale to Benefit the FCA

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thread

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Llyn Foulkes

  • Llyn Foulkes,
  • Opens: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

TH’ EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T

  • Raymond Pettibon,
  • Opens: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Seascape

  • James Welling,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

May 03 - Jul 12, 2019

  • Reception: May 03, 6 - 8pm

Where

David Zwirner Gallery

  • 537 W 20th St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.517.8677

About

David Zwirner is pleased to present Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. This is the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s multipaneled paintings. Organized in collaboration with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the works on view—which span four decades of Mitchell’s career—will allow for a unique opportunity to explore the range of scale and formal experimentation of this innovative facet of her oeuvre.

Mitchell established a singular approach to abstraction over the course of her career. Her inventive reinterpretation of the traditional figure-ground relationship and synesthetic use of color set her apart from her peers, resulting in intuitively constructed and emotionally charged compositions that alternately evoke individuals, observations, places, and points in time.

One of the few artists of her generation to embrace polyptych compositions, Mitchell over time refined and expanded her approach to the format, orchestrating a distinctive balance between continuity and rupture both within and across panels. The horizontally oriented, panoramic expanse of these paintings is ideally suited to landscape—an important and enduring subject for Mitchell that she linked directly to memory. As the artist stated in 1958, "My paintings are titled after they are finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me—and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would like more to paint what it leaves me with."1

Although her first multipaneled work (a diptych aptly titled The Bridge) was created in 1956, Mitchell began to fully explore the possibilities afforded by combining panels into diptychs, triptychs, and expansive quadriptychs in the 1960s and 1970s. As Judith E. Bernstock has noted, these paintings, unlike the artist’s single canvases, "are composed of panels that function as separate entities and yet draw from each other; her sense of equilibrium extends within each panel as well as throughout the whole."2

The exhibition will feature paintings from both public and private collections as well as holdings drawn from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Among the works on view will be La Seine (1967; on loan from the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, New York State), one of the first quadriptychs that the artist made. At nearly fourteen feet wide, the swirling composition uniquely projects a sense of movement and flux. By contrast, an untitled triptych on loan from an American private collection measures only one and a half feet wide, but nevertheless presents an energetic, fully resolved composition in a palette of pinks, greens, oranges, and browns. Also on view will be the four-panel works Minnesota (1980; Collection of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Yok), characterized by a dynamic use of positive and negative space that seems to indicate the vastness and expansiveness of a terrain, as well as Edrita Fried(1981; Collection of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York), dedicated to Mitchell’s longtime friend and psychoanalyst in the year of Fried’s death. Edrita Fried manifests a sense of melancholy and reverence in its movement from vigorous and dense blue and violet brushstrokes in the left panel into the yellow-orange at the far right. The painting is rare in its sense of sequential progression; Mitchell herself noted of her polyptychs, "I paint them to be seen at a distance, not to be read, not to be seen in time, to be seen in one piece."3

This will be the gallery’s first exhibition of Mitchell’s work since having announced exclusive representation of the Foundation in 2018. A fully illustrated catalogue is forthcoming from David Zwirner Books, with new scholarship by art historians Suzanne Hudson and Robert Slifkin.


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