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A Different Mountain: Selected Works from the Arnett Collection

  • Hawkins Bolden,
  • Thornton Dial,
  • Lonnie Holley,
  • Joe Light,
  • Ronald Lockett,
  • Joe Minter,
  • Mary T. Smith,
  • James “Son” Thomas,
  • Purvis Young
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Press for A Different Mountain: Selected Works from the Arnett Collection

Current Exhibitions at Marlborough


A Different Mountain: Selected Works from the Arnett Collection

  • Hawkins Bolden,
  • Thornton Dial,
  • Lonnie Holley,
  • Joe Light,
  • Ronald Lockett,
  • Joe Minter,
  • Mary T. Smith,
  • James “Son” Thomas,
  • Purvis Young
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 11, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Selected Works 1968-2018

  • Beverly Pepper,
  • Opens: Oct. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 16, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Requiem for Paul Lynde

  • Jim Krewson,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

100-Foot-Long Piece, 1968-1969

  • Joe Zucker,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Viewing Room: Facets of Enlightenment

  • L,
  • Opens: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 02, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shadow Bathing

  • Tony Cox,
  • Opens: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Back to Back Balloons

  • Ansel Krut,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2019
  • Reception: May. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Asians Smaisians and Other Abstract Racial Slurs

  • Mike Cloud,
  • Nyeema Morgan,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2019
  • Closes: May. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 02, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Something very blond comes to town

  • Werner Büttner,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2019
  • Closes: May. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 02, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Two Years of Bluto

  • Erik Hanson,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mexican Mammoth

  • Mark Hagen,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cor-Ten

  • Beverly Pepper,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Viewing Room: Towards An End Of Biological Perception

  • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ALL THE WORLD

  • Davina Semo,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

VIEWING ROOM: Tree of Heaven

  • Rafael Sánchez,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ahmed Alsoudani

  • Ahmed Alsoudani,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Red Grooms Handiwork, 1955-2018

  • Red Grooms,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Palenville

  • Yoshiaki Mochizuki,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Still Water, Circling Palms

  • Margo Wolowiec,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

BURNT, curated by Leo Fitzpatrick

  • Group show,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Viewing Room: SHADOWWORK

  • Erik Bergrin,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bystander

  • Allen Jones,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Viewing Room: The Thrum and The Thrall

  • Robin Winters,
  • Opens: Mar. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pathological Chroma

  • Gavin Kenyon,
  • Opens: Mar. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

We’re Out Here

  • Michael Alvarez,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Embodied Forms

  • Magdalena Abakanowicz,
  • Opens: Feb. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Violations, 1971-72

  • Dennis Oppenheim,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature

  • Survival Research Laboratories,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 4 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Project Room: Liminal Kingdom

  • Meryl Smith,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Postcards & Pipes

  • Rosha Yaghmai,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Truth in the Night

  • Brian Fahlstrom,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

My American Dream: Mystery Train

  • Keith Mayerson,
  • Opens: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Feedback: Curated by Leo Fitzpatrick

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Familiar Project

  • Anne Neukamp,
  • Opens: May. 25, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wild and Blue

  • Celeste Dupuy-Spencer,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bag It Up and Sell It

  • Devin Troy Strother,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 21 - Jan 11, 2020


Where

Marlborough

  • 40 West 57th Street, #2, New York NY 10019 Map
  • 212.541.4900

About

Marlborough is pleased to announce A Different Mountain: Selected Works from the Arnett Collection, an exhibition which will include more than seventy-five paintings, sculptures, works on paper and quilts by important African American artists from the South. The artists in the exhibition share a common patron, William Arnett, the trailblazing collector and founder of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Since the 1980s, Arnett has collected this material extensively and maintained close personal relationships with the artists.

The show, organized for Marlborough by William Arnett’s sons Paul and Matthew, seeks to provide an in-depth investigation of the artists’ intentions, methods, and formal decisions, as well as an exploration of their relationship with each other and their cultural community in the South.

The use of found materials provides a fascinating unifying thread in this exhibition and is cited by the Arnetts as the great sculptural tradition of the black South. The sculptors Lonnie Holley, Hawkins Bolden, and Joe Minter all create their assemblages from everyday objects, utilizing a par of boxing gloves, a tape measure, a basketball hoop, the frame of a settee, and many other common things. Mary T. Smith paints on found corrugated tin and other available supports. Thornton Dial uses a huge range of found objects in both his assemblage paintings and free-standing works, including children’s toys, clothing, and wire screening. Joe Light and Ronald Lockett both create an embellished surface for their assemblage paintings, using driftwood, carpet, found tin, and other simple materials. The small unfired clay heads of “Son” Thomas are enlivened with glass eyes, cotton hair, teeth, and jewelry.

The second great visual-art tradition is found in the patchwork quilting practiced by generations of African American women. The show includes remarkable examples of these quilts, which use cast-off or worn out materials to create works of remarkable beauty and power:

Both traditions discovered human, even autobiographical, metaphors in these acts of rescue and transformation. One straightforward example is the “denim quilt” or “britches quilt,” pieced from sections of aged jeans, chinos, and other work clothes.

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue with an introduction and descriptive captions written by Paul and Matthew Arnett, which provide a personal view of the artists and their work. The book serves to provide an introduction to these artists and practices to a wider audience, and to celebrate the greater appreciation of their extraordinary work.

There have been many major museum exhibitions of these artists, including the landmark 1982 Black Folk Art in America show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; The Quilts of Gee’s Bend at the Whitney Museum in 2002-2003; Revelations: Art from the African American South, at the de Young Museum in 2017; last year’s History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York; this summer’s Souls Grown Deep: Artists from the African American South, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and solo exhibitions such as Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial, at the Indianapolis Museum in 2011. Works by the artists are found in the permanent collections of numerous museums.


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