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Adam McEwen

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Press for Adam McEwen

Current Exhibitions at Petzel Gallery


Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings

  • Enrico Baj,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Max Ernst,
  • Hans-Peter Feldmann,
  • Vidya Gastaldon,
  • Wade Guyton/Stephen Prina,
  • Rachel Harrison,
  • Ray Johnson,
  • Jacqueline de Jong,
  • Asger Jorn,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Per Kirkeby,
  • Lee Krasner,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Francis Picabia,
  • Stephen Prina,
  • R.H. Quaytman,
  • Arnulf Rainer,
  • Julian Schnabel,
  • Jim Shaw,
  • Gedi Sibony,
  • Alexis Smith,
  • Daniel Spoerri,
  • John Stezaker,
  • Betty Tompkins,
  • David Wojnarowicz,
  • Opens: Mar. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Eccentric Reflexivity 1988–1994

  • Jorge Pardo,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Adam McEwen

  • Adam McEwen
  • Opens: Jan. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Imagine Me and You

  • Dana Schutz,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Midtown Paintings: 1998–2001

  • Sarah Morris,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hell Has Everything

  • Seth Price,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting

  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Maria Lassnig,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Dana Schutz,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Charline von Heyl,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

2017

  • Christian Jankowski,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Patagonia

  • Wade Guyton,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 04, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

days before

  • Dirk Skreber,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sean Landers

  • Sean Landers,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

WHAT IF IT BARKS?

  • Cosima von Bonin,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

nework

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

chess painting

  • Heimo Zobernig,
  • Opens: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Self Portraits

  • Jorge Pardo,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New silkscreens & U.S. premiere of the film "Blind"

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

North American Mammals

  • Sean Landers,
  • Opens: Nov. 13, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 13, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inferno and True Finn

  • Yael Bartana,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Machinery for Living, organized by Walead Beshty

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 08, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples

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

We Need To Talk...

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Performances Under Working Conditions

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

Regeneratrix

  • Keith Edmier,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception: May. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015

  • Seth Price,
  • Opens: May. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 17, 2015
  • Reception: May. 14, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

CvB Singles Uptown Remix

  • Cosima von Bonin,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rye Wonk

  • Willem de Rooij,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 02, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Düsseldorf: Paintings from the early 90's

  • Charline von Heyl,
  • Opens: Mar. 06, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fight in an Elevator

  • Dana Schutz,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Castaway

  • Joyce Pensato,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Show

  • Jorge Pardo,
  • Jon Pylypchuk,
  • Dirk Skreber,
  • Opens: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Schelper

  • Rezi van Lankveld,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Open Hide

  • Asger Jorn,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Adam McEwen

  • Adam McEwen
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Alnitak

  • Corinne Wasmuht,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Early Work

  • Troy Brauntuch,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 09, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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  • Stephen Prina,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: May. 06, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Enter the O

  • Hiroki Tsukuda,
  • Opens: Jan. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Harvest

  • Adam McEwen
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper

  • Nicola Tyson,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 02, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Woman Power: Maria Lassnig in New York 1968-1980

  • Maria Lassnig,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Aug. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Allan McCollum - Works: 1968–1977

  • Allan McCollum,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Finite and Infinite Games

  • Sarah Morris,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Open Source

  • Walead Beshty,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The New York Times Paintings: November – December 2015

  • Wade Guyton,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Troy Brauntuch

  • Troy Brauntuch,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Make My Day

  • Joyce Pensato,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

SomeBodies

  • Keith Edmier,
  • Georg Herold,
  • Sean Landers,
  • Jon Pylypchuk,
  • Heimo Zobernig,
  • Nicola Tyson,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Todd

  • Thomas Eggerer,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mother Mold

  • Keith Edmier,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 22 - Feb 16, 2019

  • Reception: Jan 22, 6 - 8pm

Where

Petzel Gallery

  • 35 E 67th St, New York NY 10065 Map
  • 212.680.9467

About

Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce a show of works from a new series by the New York-based Adam McEwen. Opening January 22 and on view through February 16, this marks the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery’s Upper East Side location, and coincides with an installation of recent works at Lever House on Park Avenue, which runs January 30 through May 2019.

The new series at Petzel represents an evolution for McEwen, expanding his practice into more prosaic, but also more challenging, territory. The works unpack and activate McEwen’s signature graphite sculptures, which are here mounted on rough plywood faced with aluminum and coated with an image of the subjects of the sculptures themselves.

The objects present in McEwen’s assemblages are so ubiquitous one’s associations are likely to go beyond the physical or aesthetic. Banal, familiar, verging on the outdated and abject, they are nonetheless freighted—differently for each viewer—with the charge of recognition. Here, shot in the artist’s studio using materials at hand as backdrop, items that were used by McEwen for the purposes of creating precise, digital models for their graphite doppelgängers—a thermostat, a hotel door handle with card reader, a Styrofoam food tray—return and compete as subjects in two dimensions. Shifting moments, captured under the flash of an iPhone, are reduced to halftone transparencies and layered in vibrating triads of reds, violets and acid greens.

McEwen’s graphite sculptures are three-dimensional drawings of the idea of a thing. These combinatory works try to press one kind of looking onto another, disentangling the slippage between a fractured and cinematic view of the object-as-experienced and the material object as a physical ideal. By contrasting these photographs of momentary reality with a seamless Platonic form, McEwen lays out his thought process, bringing the viewer into consideration of the object and of the confused and complex moment of its apprehension.

McEwen’s work, Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times, “has a streamlined intelligence, attention to detail and austere beauty that make it seem transparent yet mysterious, straightforward yet perverse.”

It has been shown in major museum exhibitions around the world, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, “Into Me/Out of Me,” MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2006), “Beg, Borrow and Steal,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2009), “Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010, traveled to Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain), “The Last Newspaper,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2010), “America Is Hard to See,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015), and “Adam McEwen: I Think I’m in Love,” Aspen Art Museum (2016).

Adam McEwen lives and works in New York.


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