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Helwaser Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO
September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pmFree
Helwaser Gallery at Expo Chicago
09.19.2019 – 09.22.2019
Works by: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, George Condo, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, John Wesley, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Tom Wesselmann, Jonas Wood
Special presentation: Anton Ginzburg
The gallery will be hosting an online viewing room for Expo Chicago, where you can explore and learn more about the booth’s presentation.
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Helwaser Gallery is pleased to participate in Expo Chicago from September 19-22 (Booth 270). The booth will highlight works by post-war and contemporary masters, including Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, George Condo, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Yayoi Kusama, Kenneth Noland, Ed Ruscha, Sol LeWitt, Tom Wesselmann, John Wesley, and Jonas Wood. Complementing this presentation will be a dedicated section to New York-based artist Anton Ginzburg (b. 1974, St. Petersburg, Russia), whose works dialogue with modernist formal vocabularies. Marking Helwaser Gallery’s first year of participation in Expo Chicago, the presentation will introduce the gallery’s overall program to the various audiences of the fair.
Executed on shaped wooden panels, Ginzburg’s abstract, dynamic compositions balance hard-edged geometry with painterly qualities. Ginzburg’s works have been the subject of significant solo exhibitions at the 54th Venice Biennale, the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and the Southern Albert Art Gallery, amongst others. His latest bodies of works address the color experiments of Mikhail Matyushin, a leading figure of the Russian historical avant-garde. In the ORRA (2017- 2018) and VIEW (2018 – ongoing) series of paintings, planes of color overlap and intersect with each other within smaller-scale works, revealing figure-ground relationships. In larger works, Ginzburg draws on the effects of the movement of color through space. Collectively, the works analyse the act of viewing and demonstrates the process through the material practice of painting.
This focus on abstraction will continue in the main section of the booth with three large-scale paintings by Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, and Kenneth Noland. Gottlieb’s monumental Black on White (1967) suspends gestural, emotionally charged brushstrokes within a pure white color field. Hofmann’s Composition #2 (1951) is an arrangment of multiple elements within a bright yellow background, underscoring the importance of color and form in his practice. Also on view is Noland’s Mysteries: Wild Heart (2000), which revisits the artist’s landmark series of concentric circle landscapes that was conceived in the 1960s, with heightened, dramatic color relationships. Presented together, the works explore the various approaches that the painters took towards abstraction and their respective contributions as pioneers of the seminal art historical movements, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism.
Also exhibited will be a selection of work on paper by George Condo, Ed Ruscha, John Welsey, Sol LeWitt, and Jonas Wood. These drawings allow viewers to encounter the respective artists’ practice on a more intimate scale.