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Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Second Life

  • Brent Wadden

Press for Second Life

Current Exhibitions at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


Second Life

  • Brent Wadden
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Embodiment

  • Pope.L,
  • Jonathan Lyndon Chase,
  • Cheyenne Julien,
  • Tschabalala Self,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kiki Kogelnik

  • Kiki Kogelnik,
  • Opens: May. 23, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: May. 23, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cover Story

  • Martin Kersels,
  • Opens: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Closes: May. 18, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mapping

  • Nancy Graves,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings & Sculpture

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Masses & Mainstream

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

Terraform

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

One thing after another (part two)

  • Pope.L,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

35 days of film

  • Monica Bonvicini,
  • GCC,
  • General Idea,
  • Mary Kelly,
  • Christopher Miner,
  • Pat O'Neill,
  • Hardeep Pandhal,
  • Pope.L,
  • Martha Rosler,
  • Jacolby Satterwhite,
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 27, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Girl Pictures, 1997-2002

  • Justine Kurland,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

MODERN DRAWINGS/ANCIENT SCULPTURES

  • Willem de Kooning,
  • Robert Mangold,
  • Brice Marden,
  • Andy Warhol,
  • Joel Shapiro,
  • Arshile Gorky,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

(F(U(T( )U)R)E)

  • Keltie Ferris,
  • Opens: Apr. 12, 2018
  • Closes: May. 19, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Outrageous Fortune: Jay DeFeo and Surrealism

  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Yard Work

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

Love Letters

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

Ziggurat

  • Estate of General Idea,
  • Opens: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Specific Objects

  • Brent Wadden
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 17, 2017
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

The Practical Past

  • Mary Kelly,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Slip

  • Graham Collins,
  • Alex Da Corte,
  • Brock Enright,
  • Petrova Giberson,
  • Rochelle Goldberg,
  • Michael E. Smith,
  • Peter Sutherland,
  • Opens: Jun. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 25, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nancy Graves

  • Nancy Graves,
  • Opens: May. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 27, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jay DeFeo

  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 07, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

From Life

  • Julian Stanczak,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sincere Auto Care

  • Justine Kurland,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Popular Image

  • Roy Lichtenstein,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show

  • Jo Baer,
  • Anne Neukamp,
  • Diane Simpson,
  • Opens: Dec. 13, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 13, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Organic Bedfellow, Feral Othello

  • Karl Haendel,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nancy Graves; 1969 - 1982

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

Brent Wadden

  • Brent Wadden
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Closes: May. 30, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Winstanley

  • Paul Winstanley,
  • Opens: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Keltie Ferris

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

Multiples from the Reinhard Schlegel Collection

  • Joseph Beuys,
  • Opens: Mar. 13, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tom Wesselmann

  • Tom Wesselmann,
  • Opens: Apr. 21, 2016
  • Closes: May. 28, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Salmon Eye

  • Eddie Martinez,
  • Opens: Jan. 30, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 05, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

You Are Everything

  • Sarah Braman,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 16, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Let's Make A Sandwich

  • Pat O'Neill,
  • Opens: Dec. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Possibilities

  • Chris Johanson,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Closes: May. 13, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

'If you can't afford to live here, mo-o-ove!!'

  • Martha Rosler,
  • Opens: Jun. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 09, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Life of the Surface, Paintings, 1970 – 1975

  • Julian Stanczak,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 14, 2017
  • Reception: May. 18, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

First Drawings Last Sculptures

  • Anthony Caro,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

RE pleasure RUN

  • Monica Bonvicini,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Proto-Skin Set

  • Pope.L,
  • Opens: May. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 14, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

The Guests All Crowded Into the Dining Room

  • Jessica Stockholder,
  • Opens: Aug. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 01, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Positive Pathways (+)

  • GCC (Gulf Cooperative Council),
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

First Drawings Last Sculptures

  • Anthony Caro,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 04, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

M\A\R\C\H

  • Keltie Ferris,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2017
  • Closes: May. 06, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

My Pen Is Huge

  • Amanda Ross-Ho,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pink Cup and The Facts

  • Karl Haendel,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 01 - Dec 21, 2019


Where

Mitchell-Innes & Nash

  • 534 W 26th St, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.744.7400

About

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present Second Life, an exhibition of new works by Canadian-born artist Brent Wadden. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Second Life features a series of colorful, large-scale woven panels created over the course of the last year on traditional floor looms with a mix of new and second-hand fibers. Drawing from a diverse range of influences, from the Quilts of Gee’s Bend to the precise geometric forms of Minimalism, Wadden’s labored work collapses the boundaries between physical process and aesthetic content.

The pliable surfaces of Wadden’s paintings are void of markings, figures or ground. However, they exude the painterly qualities of dimension, tactility and movement. Slight variations in the colors of thread break up monolithic forms into delicate tonal cascades not unlike those found in the paintings of his much-esteemed predecessors, like Josef Albers or Agnes Martin. Indeed, Wadden’s work extends from a lineage of art that places a certain value on the indexical imprint of the artist’s hand despite the nearly mechanical perfection it strives to achieve.

Trained as a painter, Wadden never received a formal education in weaving and picked up the practice in 2004 while living in Berlin. Over the past decade and a half, the artist has become increasingly skilled with the loom as the distinctively jagged yet elegant lines of his early Alignment series has given way to more linear yet technically intricate compositional schema—a gradual evolution that has seen the artist introduce and experiment with new colors, textures and geometries. Nevertheless, despite advanced planning, chance remains an enduring element in the artist’s chosen medium. The process of weaving, which unfolds slowly over time, necessitates improvisation and excludes the luxury of revision. The result is always a mix of calculation and serendipity.

Wadden’s deliberate use of the word “painting” to describe his woven works subtly hints at the aesthetic debates surrounding the hierarchy of art forms. He emphasizes the difficulty (and, perhaps, impossibility) of maintaining explicit distinctions between high art and craft—the cultural and the industrial—in a time where the qualities that define the privileged labor of the artist are no longer clear cut. Moreover, Wadden’s work disrupts the gender binaries that have persisted in a medium traditionally relegated to the domestic domain.


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