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MARC STRAUS

Sandro Chia

  • Sandro Chia
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Press for Sandro Chia

Current Exhibitions at MARC STRAUS


Sandro Chia

  • Sandro Chia
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Pretzer

  • Paul Pretzer,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Liliane Tomasko

  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chris Jones

  • Chris Jones,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jeanne Silverthorne

  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rona Pondick

  • Rona Pondick,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jong Oh at Marc Straus

  • Jong Oh,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

SUTURES

  • Louise Bourgeois,
  • Maria Nepomuceno,
  • Michele Ciacciofera,
  • Athi-Patra Ruga,
  • Beryl Korot,
  • Sonia Gomes,
  • Elaine Reichek,
  • Martha Tuttle,
  • Jayoung Yoon,
  • Maartje Korstanje,
  • Julia von Eichel,
  • Lisa Hoke,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

STEREO LOVE SEATS HOT WHEELS

  • Joel Otterson,
  • Huma Bhabha,
  • Red Grooms,
  • Rona Pondick,
  • Michael Brown,
  • Sandra Tomboloni,
  • Woody De Othello,
  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Folkert de Jong,
  • Paloma Weiss.,
  • Mark Manders,
  • Opens: Jun. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Han Jinsu

  • Han Jinsu,
  • Opens: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Closes: May. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Doug Argue

  • Doug Argue,
  • Opens: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Closes: May. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Xi Zhang

  • Xi Zhang,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Otis Jones

  • Otis Jones,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anna Leonhardt

  • Anna Leonhardt,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Clive Smith

  • Clive Smith,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Bangsted

  • Thomas Bangsted,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Jeanne Silverthorne

  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Sandro Chia

  • Sandro Chia
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 02, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Todd Murphy

  • Todd Murphy,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chris Jones

  • Chris Jones,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Apotheosis of the Fish Market

  • Jong Oh,
  • Jinsu Han,
  • Opens: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THE WHITE HEAT

  • Damien Hirst,
  • Enrico Castellani,
  • Tim Rollins and K.O.S.,
  • Nicole Eisenman,
  • Robert Barry,
  • Doug Argue,
  • Mario Garcia Torres,
  • Antonio Santin,
  • Fernanda Gomes,
  • Jong Oh,
  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Otis Jones,
  • Liang Shaoji,
  • Chris Jones,
  • Han Jinsu,
  • Mark Hagen,
  • Andrew Kuo,
  • Katherine Mangiardi,
  • John L Moore,
  • Taizo Kuroda,
  • Nicolás Guagnini,
  • Todd Norsten,
  • Robert C. Morgan,
  • Joan Levinson,
  • Todd Murphy,
  • Opens: Jun. 03, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 13, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

MARIN MAJIĆ

  • MARIN MAJIĆ,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2016
  • Closes: May. 15, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anna Leonhardt

  • Anna Leonhardt,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2016
  • Closes: May. 15, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ulf Puder

  • Ulf Puder,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Liliane Tomasko

  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Incredible Likeness of Being

  • Zlatan Vehabovic,
  • Yigal Ozeri,
  • Sam Trioli,
  • Erika Harrsch,
  • Richard Wathen,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

If Only Bella Abzug Were Here

  • Nicole Eisenman,
  • Anj Smith,
  • Joan Levinson,
  • Tomona Matsukawa,
  • Eleanor Ray,
  • Ann Craven,
  • Rachel Selekman,
  • Holly Coulis,
  • Bettina Blohm,
  • Lily Kelly Napangardi,
  • Anna Leonhardt,
  • Genieve Figgis,
  • Emma Rivers,
  • Tarra Bandet,
  • Rachel Garrard,
  • Sarah Crowner,
  • Shara Hughes,
  • Nicole Cherubini,
  • Shirin Neshat,
  • Emily Wardill,
  • Kirsi Mikkola,
  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Opens: May. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Omar Rodriguez-Graham

  • Omar Rodriguez-Graham,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Closes: May. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Promising Land

  • Entang Wiharso,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Closes: May. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Margaret Loy Pula

  • Margaret Loy Pula,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hermann Nitsch

  • Hermann Nitsch,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Feb 15 - Mar 31, 2019

  • Reception: Feb 15, 6 - 8pm

Where

MARC STRAUS

  • 299 Grand Street, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.510.7646

About

MARC STRAUS is proud to present its second solo exhibition of works by Italian artist, Sandro Chia.

Chia was a leading artist in the 1980’s during the resurgence of figurative paintings. In a career spanning over four decades, Chia has exhibited in many of the most important museums and galleries of the world; including the MET, Biennale of Paris, San Paolo and three different iterations of the Venice Biennale.

His were youthful highly expressionist works. Now at age 72, they are quiet, introspective, and masterly. His fealty is to great Italian renaissance painting, but these new works are of this time. Chia has painted 36 new watercolors on paper that are so recognizably his, and yet retain all the vigor of his large canvases. Indeed, in this compressed scale the play of color and figuration is more sumptuous. These are personal characters with souls and purposes — probably all of them really self-portraits. They exist in their time and space with ambitions and destinies. There’s a man and his rambunctious canine companion, living out their itinerant story. Where are they going?

Here the artist is looking at a life lived driven by the need to create and is after all limited by his talent. We all push against limitations and life inexorably moves forward. What do we make of the many lone protagonists, caught in a moment of time? There is a sense of place, time and narrative but much remains to be said. Perhaps we are to simply revel in the candor of Chia’s hand; these unabashedly gorgeous works are done in the unforgiving medium of watercolor.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a recent bronze sculpture of a crouching figure whose outstretched arms interlock behind his head to exaggeratedly accentuate the body, thus achieving a posture that is both original and timeless. This is Chia’s “Thinker” (2017), an homage to the human form. Chia’s is time-weary, dreamy perhaps, meditative, alone. There are no absolutes after a life-long-lived for one activating their imagination as a career. In the end what is achieved? What was left undone?

Chia’s sculptural technique is aligned with his painting, indelible hand-work that imbues the work with immediacy, affection, and undoubted humanity. As with these watercolors on paper, one can feel the artist’s hand present in every contour; they are joyous. Sculpture and paintings: together they sum up the journey of an artist, this artist, with an indomitable spirit and belief in the necessity of art.


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