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James Cohan Gallery

Open Alphabet

  • Federico Herrero
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Press for Open Alphabet

Current Exhibitions at James Cohan Gallery


A Lotus in a Sea of Fire

  • Tuan Andrew Nguyen,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2020
  • Closes: May. 03, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Volume

  • Federico Herrero
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

El manto negro / The black shroud

  • Teresa Margolles,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 29, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Twenty Years

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

James Cohan: Twenty Years

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Music is Not Sound

  • Nam June Paik,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Observations at Night

  • Josiah McElheny,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Scott Olson

  • Scott Olson,
  • Opens: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

NOISELESS

  • Elias Sime,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Je bâtis a roches mon langage

  • Firelei Báez,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cosmic Theater

  • Lee Mullican,
  • Opens: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Passing through the gates of irresponsibility

  • Simon Evans,
  • Sarah Lannan,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Borders

  • Etel Adnan,
  • Edgardo Aragón,
  • Yael Bartana,
  • Jorge Méndez Blake,
  • Mounir Fatmi,
  • Susan Hefuna,
  • Federico Herrero
  • Yun-Fei Ji,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Candice Lin,
  • Teresa Margolles,
  • Misheck Masamvu,
  • Jordan Nassar,
  • Katie Paterson,
  • The Propeller Group,
  • Matthew Ritchie,
  • Hiraki Sawa,
  • Dread Scott,
  • Yinka Shonibare CBE,
  • Elias Sime,
  • Mikhael Subotzky,
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • XU ZHEN®,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Borders

  • Katie Paterson,
  • The Propeller Group,
  • Matthew Ritchie,
  • Hiraki Sawa,
  • Dread Scott,
  • Yinka Shonibare CBE,
  • Elias Sime,
  • Mikhael Subotzky,
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • XU ZHEN®️,
  • Etel Adnan,
  • Edgardo Aragòn,
  • Yael Bartana,
  • Jorge Méndez Blake,
  • Mounir Fatmi,
  • Susan Hefuna,
  • Federico Herrero
  • Yun-Fei Ji,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Candice Lin,
  • Teresa Margolles,
  • Misheck Masamvu,
  • Jordan Nassar,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Spencer Finch

  • Spencer Finch,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Open Alphabet

  • Federico Herrero
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

BEST LIFE

  • Grace Weaver,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thought Presence

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

Grids

  • Michelle Grabner,
  • Elias Sime,
  • Federico Herrero
  • Spencer Finch,
  • Josiah McElheny,
  • Simon Evans,
  • Scott Olson,
  • Beatriz Milhazes,
  • Yinka Shonibare MBE,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Washing

  • Helene Appel,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rumors, Ridicules and Retributions

  • Yun-Fei Ji,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Situation Room

  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Movement Field

  • XU ZHEN®️,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Moving Stillness

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

Clue to Utsushi

  • Tabaimo,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sunday Paintings, 1/7/01 to 2/11/18

  • Byron Kim,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Backwards Forward

  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The 1960's

  • Lee Mullican,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

August

  • Omer Fast,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

By Proxy

  • Francis Alÿs,
  • Alighiero Boetti,
  • John Cage,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Wade Guyton,
  • Oliver Laric,
  • Lee Mingwei,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Yoko Ono,
  • Jon Rafman,
  • Mariah Robertson,
  • Xu Zhen,
  • Siebren Versteeg,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Current Events

  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception: May. 01, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Frieze Art Fair - New York

  • Booth B13,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: May. 12, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michelle Grabner

  • Michelle Grabner,
  • Opens: Oct. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Helene Appel

  • Helene Appel,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pandemic Pentameter

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock,
  • Opens: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 27, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Fifth Season

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 08, 2014
  • Reception: Jun. 26, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elias Sime

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

The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

  • The Propeller Group,
  • Opens: Apr. 08, 2016
  • Closes: May. 15, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

My business is circumference

  • Spencer Finch,
  • Opens: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nam June Paik

  • Nam June Paik,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Holy Land

  • Folkert de Jong,
  • Opens: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rage of the Ballet Gods

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE,
  • Opens: Apr. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

All Watched Over, curated by Tina Kukielski

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 25, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pop

  • Robert Smithson,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Marola

  • Beatriz Milhazes,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Nov. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Omer Fast

  • Omer Fast,
  • Opens: Mar. 25, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Intimisms

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soul Gym

  • Simon Evans™,
  • Opens: Jan. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 05, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Line Can Go Anywhere

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Things People Do

  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Opens: Jan. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Xu Zhen

  • Xu Zhen,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lee Mullican

  • Lee Mullican,
  • Opens: May. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: May. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

A pot, a joke, a rhythm, a theory

  • Kirk Mangus,
  • Opens: May. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Reception: May. 20, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vanishing Points - Curated by Andrianna Campbell

  • Marina Adams,
  • Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter,
  • Lucas Blalock,
  • Alex Dodge,
  • Carroll Dunham,
  • RJ Messineo,
  • Beatriz Milhazes,
  • Matt Mullican,
  • Adam Novak,
  • Toyin Ojih Odutola,
  • Laura Owens,
  • Trevor Paglen,
  • Hanna Sandin,
  • Robert Smithson,
  • Joseph Stabilito,
  • Ruth Vollmer,
  • Peixuan Wang,
  • Jack Whitten,
  • Opens: Mar. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Certain Skins

  • Graham Anderson,
  • Sadie Benning,
  • Sara Greenberger Rafferty,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, a Library, and a Room

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michelle Grabner - EXTENDED

  • Michelle Grabner,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mud Root Ochre Leaf Star

  • Byron Kim,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Scott Olson

  • Scott Olson,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Twisted & Hidden

  • Elias Sime,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nerve Reserve

  • Amy Feldman,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture

  • Nahum Tevet,
  • Richard Long,
  • Alan Saret,
  • Opens: Jun. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dream Machines

  • David Altmejd,
  • Omer Fast,
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock,
  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Lee Mullican,
  • Jon Rafman,
  • Tabaimo,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 25 - Dec 21, 2018

  • Reception: Oct 25, 6 - 8pm

Where

James Cohan Gallery

  • 48 Walker Street, New York NY 10013 Map
  • 212.714.9500

About

James Cohan will present Open Alphabet, an exhibition of new work by Federico Herrero, at the gallery’s Chelsea location from Thursday, October 25 through Friday, December 21. Open Alphabet is Herrero’s first solo exhibition at James Cohan. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on October 25 from 6-8 pm.



Federico Herrero investigates the ways in which color shapes our lived environment, understanding painting as an extension of landscape. In his works, which range from small canvases to immersive installations and monumental public murals, primordial planes of vivid color shift and settle into irregular shapes. Herrero views painting, at any scale, as a process that is continuously evolving and never complete. His paintings often transcend the confines of the canvas or the vertical wall and extend to the horizontal planes of the floor, ceiling, windows and beyond–into public spaces and urban life–responding on ever greater scales to the shifting politics of site. His distinctive visual language is rooted in his observations of everyday life–both in his native Costa Rica and abroad–and of the ways in which nature and urban development negotiate for space and presence. Informed as much by the tradition of color-field abstraction as by the surreal landscapes of Roberto Matta, Hélio Oiticica’s Tropicalia, graffiti and urban signage, Herrero creates exuberantly-colored installations and paintings that activate the environments they exist within.



For Open Alphabet, Herrero will present a series of new paintings on canvas. The loosely-geometric shapes that populate Herrero’s work have, in recent years, become larger and less graphically suggestive. This distillation of his formal vocabulary enables Herrero to explore the sensory properties of place through the consideration of sound, weight, and energy of color. As Herrero notes, “Pigments are jumping from place to place within my paintings. I connect this with how I perceive public space. I see painting jumping from place to place there as well. The continuum of paint and signs in public space shapes our perception, so I am always looking where painting is happening.”



Federico Herrero (b. 1978, San Jose, Costa Rica) has exhibited widely internationally, with solo exhibitions and public installations in São Paulo, Brazil; San Francisco, CA; Dusseldorf, Germany; Kanazawa, Japan; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico City, Mexico; Freiburg, Germany; and London, UK. Current museum commissions include Open Envelope at the Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands and Alphabet, a site-specific installation for the atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Herrero was the recipient of the Young Artist’s Prize at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001) and his work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions including the Tate Modern, London, UK; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Herrero is also the founder of Despacio, a contemporary art space in his native San Jose, which is an important force in the continued development of Central America’s artistic voice. He lives and works in San Jose, Costa Rica.


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