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I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By

  • Mary Weatherford

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Current Exhibitions at Gagosian


I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By

  • Mary Weatherford
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ancestors [EXTENDED]

  • Jenny Saville,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 20, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sōtatsu

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gazing Ball

  • Jeff Koons,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

PRINTS

  • Jonas Wood,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Colour Space Paintings [EXTENDED]

  • Damien Hirst,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2018
  • Reception: May. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Easyfun-Ethereal

  • Jeff Koons,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008

  • Cy Twombly,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Coronation of Sesostris

  • Cy Twombly,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Standing Still Lifes

  • Tom Wesselmann,
  • Opens: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

back and forth and forth and back [Extended]

  • Douglas Gordon,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rudolf Stingel

  • Rudolf Stingel,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LA Invitational

  • Chris Burden,
  • Frank Gehry,
  • Piero Golia,
  • Mark Grotjahn,
  • Thomas Houseago,
  • Alex Israel,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Nancy Rubins,
  • Sterling Ruby,
  • Ed Ruscha,
  • Robert Therrien,
  • Jeff Wall,
  • Mary Weatherford
  • Jonas Wood,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

16-Sided Open Polygon

  • Walter De Maria,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Masks

  • John Chamberlain,
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Picasso and the Camera

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 03, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Johnny's Pool

  • Jean Pigozzi,
  • Opens: Apr. 12, 2016
  • Closes: May. 28, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Security Guard

  • Duane Hanson,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In The Land Of The Dead, Stepping On The Tail Of A Rainbow

  • Takashi Murakami,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blair Thurman

  • Blair Thurman,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Polaroids

  • Carlo Mollino,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Walter De Maria

  • Walter De Maria,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vera Lutter

  • Vera Lutter,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Möbelskulpturen/Furniture Works

  • Franz West,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Nov. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Altars

  • Michael Heizer,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Urs Fischer

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Phantom

  • Douglas Gordon,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cy Twombly

  • Cy Twombly,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Original

  • Richard Prince,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Studies for Desire Lines

  • Tatiana Trouvé,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Home & Garden (Annex)

  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Jun. 17, 2015
  • Closes: Sep. 04, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975

  • David Reed,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Green Street Mural

  • Roy Lichtenstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Robert Therrien

  • Robert Therrien,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gazing Ball

  • Jeff Koons,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Buddha's Fingers

  • Chris Burden,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mother Daughter

  • Linda McCartney,
  • Mary McCartney,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 30, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington

  • Sally Mann,
  • Opens: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nude: From Modigliani to Currin [Extended]

  • Francis Bacon,
  • David Hockney,
  • Edvard Munch,
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Takashi Murakami,
  • Louise Bourgeois,
  • Martink Kippenberger,
  • Francis Picabia,
  • Glenn Brown,
  • Yves Klein,
  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Paul Cézanne,
  • Jeff Koons,
  • Richard Prince,
  • John Currin,
  • Roy Lichtenstein,
  • Charles Ray,
  • Willem de Kooning,
  • René Magritte,
  • Jenny Saville,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Aristide Maillol,
  • Egon Schiele,
  • Lucian Freud,
  • Henri Matisse,
  • Andy Warhol,
  • Alberto Giacometti,
  • Amedeo Modigliani,
  • Tom Wesselmann,
  • Opens: Sep. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paperwork and the Will of Capital

  • Taryn Simon,
  • Opens: Feb. 18, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 18, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984

  • Ed Ruscha,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Misunderstandings in the Quest for the Universal

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Joe Bradley

  • Joe Bradley,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2016
  • Closes: May. 03, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Reverb

  • Mark Tansey,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Richard Serra

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Richard Serra [extended]

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jumping Over My Shadow

  • Georg Baselitz,
  • Opens: Sep. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 20, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Six Paintings

  • Arakawa,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

[EXTENDED] Picasso's Picassos: : A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Not Abstract II

  • Andreas Gursky,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elevator Paintings: Trees

  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Katharina Grosse

  • Katharina Grosse,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Transition From Cool To Warm

  • Anselm Kiefer,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 01, 2017
  • Reception: May. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Reason

  • Carsten Höller,
  • Opens: Jun. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 13 - Oct 13, 2018

  • Reception: Sep 13, 6 - 8pm

Where

Gagosian

  • 555 W 24th St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.741.1111

About

Gagosian is pleased to present I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By, new paintings by Mary Weatherford. This is her first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Weatherford makes large paintings comprising grounds of spontaneously sponged paint on heavy linen canvases surmounted by one or more carefully shaped and placed colored neon tubes. The canvas—prepared with white gesso mixed with marble dust, and worked on with Flashe paint, a highly pigmented but readily diluted emulsion—supports startlingly diverse applications of color. The surface of the paint ranges from matte and velvety to transparent and translucent. The canvas is at times densely filled, reading as a painterly continuum; at others, it shifts in color from edge to edge of the painting; and at yet others it contains clusters of marks set in relatively bare surroundings. And the color itself varies significantly: blurred blues, muted yellows and carnival reds; mineral hues, evoking slate or steel; pinks suggestive of fruit or flesh; and many different blacks, recalling shiny feathers.

The neon tubes attached to these fields of color advance a unique practice that Weatherford began in 2012, inspired by illuminated signs along the streets of old Bakersfield, California. In her use of neon, she transformed what had previously been used for advertising—and had been appropriated as such by earlier artists—into a radically new form of pictorial drawing. Casting an industrial light onto the fields of color, the neon tubes read as hand-drawn lines across the surface, although they are sometimes so bright that they are blinding to look at, creating afterimages. Weatherford has used one or as many as five individual tubes, often bent away from the surface, and on occasion extending beyond the edges of the canvas. The cords for the neon fixtures make their own layer of drawing on top of the painting, and lead down to large magnetic transformers sitting like anchors on the floor.

While Weatherford’s previous paintings have mainly made reference to the experience of places or climates, her new ones find their inspiration in situations and events. Drawing upon her responses to current events and her experience of premodern narrative pictorial compositions, she thinks of these new canvases as aspiring to the function of earlier history paintings that tell of actual or mythological happenings to invoke fundamental and topical concerns.


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