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Matthew Marks Gallery

Honk! Fifty Years of Painting

  • Gladys Nilsson

Press for Honk! Fifty Years of Painting

Current Exhibitions at Matthew Marks Gallery


Honk! Fifty Years of Painting

  • Gladys Nilsson
  • Opens: Jan. 31, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Earth Bound

  • Leidy Churchman,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Trisha Donnelly

  • Trisha Donnelly,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

One hundred drawings

  • Aubrey Beardsley,
  • Joan Brown,
  • Paul Cadmus,
  • Joseph Cornell,
  • Barkley Hendricks,
  • Hannah Höch,
  • Ray Johnson,
  • Donald Judd,
  • Norman Lewis,
  • Sarah Lucas,
  • Henri Michaux,
  • Bruce Nauman,
  • Georgia O’Keeffe,
  • Laura Owens,
  • Jackson Pollock,
  • Martin Puryear,
  • Niki de Saint Phalle,
  • Florine Stettheimer,
  • Paul Thek,
  • Anne Truitt,
  • and Many More,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ocean Prints

  • Vija Celmins,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Critic

  • Arthur Dove,
  • Richard Hamilton,
  • Jasper Johns,
  • Les Levine,
  • Rosemarie Trockel,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Destroyed School Paintings

  • Gary Hume,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Getting to No

  • Ron Nagle,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2019
  • Reception: May. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings 1950–1965

  • Jordan Belson,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2019
  • Reception: May. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • David Weiss,
  • Opens: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings & Works on Paper

  • Jasper Johns,
  • Opens: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture [Extended]

  • Ken Price,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Color Panels for a Large Wall [Extended]

  • Ellsworth Kelly,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 19, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Sietsema

  • Paul Sietsema,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Suellen Rocca,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings

  • Anne Truitt,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting: Now and Forever, Part III

  • Magnus Andersen,
  • Monika Baer,
  • Robert Bechtle,
  • Nayland Blake,
  • Julien Ceccaldi,
  • Vija Celmins,
  • Xinyi Cheng,
  • Leidy Churchman,
  • Whitney Claflin,
  • Ed Clark,
  • Robert Colescott,
  • Matt Connors,
  • Allan D’Arcangelo,
  • Noah Davis,
  • Lois Dodd,
  • Lukas Duwenhögger,
  • Nicole Eisenman,
  • Janiva Ellis,
  • Jana Euler,
  • Genoveva Filipovic,
  • Sam Gilliam,
  • Tony Greene,
  • Rachel Harrison,
  • Luchita Hurtado,
  • Alex Israel,
  • Jasper Johns,
  • Matsumi Kanemitsu,
  • Bhupen Khakhar,
  • Mathieu Malouf,
  • Helen Marten,
  • Lucy McKenzie,
  • Rodney McMillian,
  • Jill Mulleady,
  • Jeanette Mundt,
  • Howardena Pindell,
  • Suellen Rocca,
  • Eiichi Shibata,
  • Gedi Sibony,
  • Avery Singer,
  • Sylvia Sleigh,
  • Anne Speier,
  • Linda Stark,
  • Hervé Télémaque,
  • Karl Wirsum,
  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,
  • Gang Zhao,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

12twelvepaintings

  • Terry Winters,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

three rooms and the repair annex

  • Charles Ray,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: May. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tick Gober Tock

  • Robert Gober,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Demand

  • Thomas Demand,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Martin Barré

  • Martin Barré,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

#IDrawEveryDay

  • Nayland Blake,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Katharina Fritsch

  • Katharina Fritsch,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mum

  • Gary Hume,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Large Sculptures

  • Ken Price,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception: May. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vincent Fecteau: New Works

  • Vincent Fecteau,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception: May. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show

  • Peter Fischli David Weiss,
  • Katharina Fritsch,
  • Martin Honert,
  • Gary Hume,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Sietsema

  • Paul Sietsema,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear?

  • Rebecca Warren,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Martin Puryear

  • Martin Puryear,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 07, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Albert York

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

Charles Ray

  • Charles Ray,
  • Opens: Feb. 06, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tony Smith

  • Tony Smith,
  • Opens: Feb. 06, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anne Truitt in Japan

  • Anne Truitt,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Five O'Clock Shadow

  • Ron Nagle,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 07, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ellsworth Kelly

  • Ellsworth Kelly,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception: May. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show

  • Robert Adams,
  • Vincent Fecteau,
  • Robert Gober,
  • Martin Puryear,
  • Charles Ray,
  • Anne Truitt,
  • Terry Winters,
  • Opens: Oct. 31, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 13, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

So I traveled a great deal... Organized by Vincent Fecteau and Jordan Stein

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Impossible Landscape

  • Luigi Ghirri,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings & Drawings

  • Brice Marden,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 06, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Monotypes

  • Jasper Johns,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2016
  • Reception: May. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Ken Price,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2016
  • Reception: May. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Aluminum Paintings

  • Michel Majerus,
  • Opens: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vija Celmin

  • Vija Celmin,
  • Opens: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Photographs

  • Ellsworth Kelly,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Peter Cain

  • Peter Cain,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blood on My Hands

  • Nan Goldin,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Terry Winters

  • Terry Winters,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Last Paintings

  • Ellsworth Kelly,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: May. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Plant Drawings

  • Ellsworth Kelly,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: May. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Ray Johnson

  • Ray Johnson,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: May. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Trees

  • Robert Adams,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show

  • Trisha Donnelly,
  • Vincent Fecteau,
  • Peter Fischli David Weiss,
  • Nan Goldin,
  • Martin Honert,
  • Michel Majerus,
  • Paul Sietsema,
  • Rebecca Warren,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 31 - Apr 18, 2020


Where

Matthew Marks Gallery

  • 523 W 24th St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.243.0200

About

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Gladys Nilsson: Honk! Fifty Years of Painting, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street. Featuring over forty works made between 1963 and 1980, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with Garth Greenan Gallery, where a selection of Nilsson’s recent paintings are on view concurrently. Together the two exhibitions comprise the largest presentation of the artist’s work to date.

Though Nilsson is better known for the watercolors she began exhibiting in the mid-1960s as one of the original members of the Hairy Who, she has dedicated much of her career to painting with acrylic on canvas, panel, and Plexiglas. The earliest works in the exhibition depict brightly colored figures in enigmatic scenarios. In Honk (1964) a group of four figures at the left of the canvas confronts an uncannily similar group on the right, while in Nightclub (1964) a giant lime-green face leers at a chorus line of dancers on an illuminated stage. Like many of Nilsson’s paintings, both works include wood frames designed by the artist.

In 1966 Nilsson began painting on Plexiglas, applying paint to the opposite side so that it is seen through the clear plastic. Laying down each painting’s layers in reverse order yielded more graphic compositions, as Nilsson explains: “The line is the first thing you put down, and everything else builds from that.” Her largest painting on Plexiglas, Very Worldly (1967), is included in the exhibition. More than six feet wide, it abounds with hundreds of characters of every conceivable size and shape, many of them piloting fantastical vehicles. After 1970 Nilsson returned to working on canvas, and although graphic figures still populate her paintings, they are often anchored by a single protagonist. In both panels of the seven-foot-high Dipped Dick: Adam and Eve after Cranach (1971), a human silhouette is surrounded by a menagerie of cavorting plants and animals. As Nilsson describes her approach, “I would draw a big figure, but that figure always needed another figure, and then those two figures needed a third to interact with. And then, before I knew it, the whole place would be teeming.”

Gladys Nilsson Honk! Fifty Years of Painting is accompanied by a catalogue co-published with Garth Greenan Gallery. Including an interview by Alison Gingeras and more than one hundred full-color plates, it is the artist’s most comprehensive publication to date.

Gladys Nilsson (b. 1940) graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1962. With five other former students, including her husband Jim Nutt, she organized a series of exhibitions from 1966 to 1969 under the name the Hairy Who. In 1973 her work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Today her work is in the collections of museums across the United States, Europe, and Australia, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in Vienna.


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