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Now on view

Kate Mosher Hall

02.17.24–03.23.24

Darrel Ellis
01.28.23 03.18.23
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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Mother and Laure in Tree, Crotona Park), ca. 1989-91. Gelatin silver print. Paper dimensions: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 18 1/4 x 20 5/8 inches (46.3 x 52.3 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Mother and Laure in Tree, Crotona Park), 1990. Mixed media on paper. Paper dimensions: 17 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches (43.8 x 42.5 cm). Framed dimensions: 24 x 24 inches (60.9 x 60.9 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Manhattan Skyline from Greenpoint Pier), ca. 1989–91. Gelatin silver print. Paper dimensions: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 17 1/2 X 20 inches (44.5 x 50.8 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Manhattan Skyline from Greenpoint Pier), ca. 1989–91. Pen and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 19 1/2 x 27 inches (49.5 x 68.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 26 1/2 x 35 inches (67.3 x 88.9 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Laure and Mother in the Grass), ca. 1980–85. Ink and ink wash on paper. Paper dimensions: 24 3/4 x 38 inches (62.9 x 96.5 cm). Framed dimensions: 32 x 45 3/8 inches (81 x 115.2cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Woman and Children in Courtyard), ca. 1980–85. Charcoal on paper. Paper dimensions: 24 1/2 x 36 inches (62.2 x 91.4 cm). Framed dimensions: 31 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches (80 x 110.5cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Figures Reclining), ca. 1981–82. Watercolor, gouache, pen, and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm). Framed dimensions: 19 1/8 x 24 3/4 inches (48.5 x 62.8 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Self-Portrait), ca. 1980-90. Ink and ink wash on paper. Paper dimensions: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm). Framed dimensions: 20 3/4 x 17 5/8 inches (52.7 x 44.76 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Birdie Sitting), ca. 1985-88. Acrylic on paper. Paper dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). Framed dimensions: 15 x 17 1/2 inches (38.1 x 44.4cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (David), ca. 1980-82. Watercolor and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches (34.3 x 47 cm)
Framed dimensions: 20 x 25 5/8 inches (50.8 x 65 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Self-Portrait, 1980. Gouache on paper. Paper dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (19.1 x 14 cm). Framed dimensions: 14 1/8 x 12 inches (35.8 x 30.4 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Katrina and Friend), ca. 1983–85. Ink and wash on paper, framed. Paper dimensions: 6 1/4 x 9 inches (15.9 x 22.9 cm).Framed dimensions: 13 1/4 x 16 inches (33.6 x 40.6 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Seated Woman in Red Dress), ca. 1981–82. Graphite, gouache, and watercolor on paper. Paper dimensions: 10 x 14 inches (25.4 x 35.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 16 1/2 x 21 inches (41.9 x 53.3 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Couple Holding Baby), ca. 1981–82. Graphite, gouache, and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 inches (24.8 x 35.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 16 5/8 x 20 inches (42.2 x 50.8 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Cityscape with Parked Green Car), ca. 1980–85. Gouache on paper. Paper dimensions: 11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm). Framed dimensions: 18 x 22 1/8 inches (45.7 x 56.2 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Grandmother Lilian Ellis), ca. 1989–91. Acrylic on paper. Paper dimensions: 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (21 x 28.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 15 x 18 inches (38.1 x 45.7 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Mother), ca. 1981-85. Watercolor and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 17 x 12 1/2 inches (43.2 x 31.8 cm). Framed dimensions: 24 x 18 1/8 inches (61 x 46 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Audrey, Laure, and Mother), ca. 1981-85. Watercolor and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 17 x 12 1/2 inches (43.2 x 31.8 cm). Framed dimensions: 24 x 18 1/8 inches (61 x 46 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Figure in Copper Dress), ca. 1981–82. Graphite and gouache on paper. Paper dimensions: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.5 cm). Framed dimensions: 24 5/8 x 19 1/8 inches (62.5 x 48.5 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Young Woman in Courtyard), ca. 1980–85. Gouache, graphite, ink, and ink wash on paper. Paper dimensions: 35 1/2 x 24 inches (90.1 x 61 cm). Framed dimensions: 41 7/8 x 30 inches (106.4 x 76.2 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Two Women from Back), ca. 1980–85. Acrylic, gouache, pen, and ink on paper. Paper dimensions: 34 x 27 inches (86.4 x 68.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 43 3/4 x 31 inches (111.1 x 78.7 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (James Wentzy in Window), ca. 1979. Gouache on paper. Paper dimensions: 40 x 25 1/2 inches (101.6 x 64.8 cm). Framed dimensions: 47 x 32 1/2 inches (119.4 x 82.8 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Pietà #2, 1984. Ink, wash. and graphite on paper. Paper dimensions: 40 x 26 inches (101.6 x 66 cm). Framed dimensions: 48 x 33 inches (121.9 x 83.8 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Pietà Series), 1984. Ink, graphite and pen on paper. Paper dimensions: 26 x 40 inches (66 x 101.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 33 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (84.5 x 120 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Friends), ca. 1989–91. Gelatin silver print. Paper dimensions: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Framed dimensions: 17 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches (40.1 x 51.4 cm)

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Installation view: Darrel Ellis. 01.28.23 – 03.18.23

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Distorted Car), ca. 1987–91. Ink wash on paper. Paper dimensions: 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm). Framed dimensions: 15 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches (39.3 x 39.7 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Car), ca. 1989–91. Charcoal on paper. Paper dimensions: 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches (69.8 x 100.3 cm). Framed dimensions: 34 1/2 x 46 1/2 inches (87.6 x 118.1 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Distorted Car), ca. 1989–91. Acrylic on paper. Paper dimensions: 17 1/2 x 24 inches (44.5 x 61 cm). Framed dimensions: 25 x 31 1/4 inches (63.5 x 79.4 cm)

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Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Self-Portrait), ca. 1989-91. Oil on wood. 12 x 15 3/4 inches (30.5 x 40 cm)

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Exhibition information

Darrel Ellis’s works often feel in-progress, so materially tactile and thick with meaning that they resist resolution into easy-to-digest pictures. His images weave together thematic threads tinged with the major debates of his time, some thick with history, some tense with contemporary struggles, and others made bright and pliable by Ellis’s singular creative ambiguity. Racial injustice, the devastation of the AIDS crisis, the limitations of the art historical canon are all present in these works, but Ellis purposefully obscures the specificity of such concerns. His consistent objective is to locate a peculiar quietness, an affective visual tone achieved through subtle ingenuity and a material agility all his own.
Ellis’s career was brief, cut short by his death at 33 years old from AIDS-related complications. Over the course of the 1980s, he worked to make sense of burdens both personal and societal, while also finding new possibilities for time-tested media: washes, ink, and graphite on paper, gelatin silver prints that he adopted and remade physically and conceptually. Ellis was a passionate student of art history, with a special interest in modernist pioneers like Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard. He began to draw as a child but started making art in earnest after receiving a box of negatives that had belonged to his deceased father, a photographer who was killed by a pair of plainclothes policemen a month before Ellis was born.

 

Ellis described his father’s photography as an optimistic portrait of Harlem and the South Bronx in the post-WWII era. The tone of these images changed, however, as they were reconfigured and made anew over the course of the 1980s. At first, Ellis’s remaking process involved translating photographic records into inky paint. In works like Untitled (Audrey, Laure, and Mother), an image of Ellis’s family members, the group’s surroundings are wholly obscured, transformed into semi-translucent black strokes. In Untitled (Mother), visual abbreviation renders the details of the subject’s facial features and expression almost inscrutable. Focused on familial bonds and grounded in familiar settings, these works nod at the radically intimate portraits of domestic life by Matisse and Bonnard. Yet Ellis’s images are so overtaken with visual gaps and expressive indeterminacy that they destabilize the sense of emotional and physical proximity that oozes from the older artists’ works.

 

In the last years of his life, Ellis found new ways to disrupt the analogue of reality captured by his father’s camera and in photographs Ellis made himself. A breakthrough came in the late 1970s, when he began to use an enlarger to project photographic negatives onto sculpted, three-dimensional surfaces. Curious about the visual distortions and shadows that emerged from this process, Ellis rephotographed the projected negatives and created new prints, revealing disruptions to the original image that opened new relationships and upended the past meaning assigned to so much documentary photography. Untitled (Friends) mobilizes the disorienting effects of this process and implies the wear and tear of time in its twisted perspective and seemingly abraded surface. In an untitled self-portrait from 1989-91, Ellis matched the curve of the work’s contours to the arch of his reclined body. While physically flat, these works have a sculptural feel wholly alien to most lens-based artwork.

 

Swapping out and remixing the most readily identifiable features of painting, sculpture, and photography, Ellis altered the questions leveled at his images: rather than asking “who” or “what” has been captured by the camera, these works elicit “hows” and “whys,” indeterminate questions that appeal to emotional memory and visceral experience as much as logical visual apprehension. His images vacate the expository capacity of photography, recreating the medium as a means of exploring the bounds of our ability to know the past and one another.

 

 

Darrel Ellis was born in 1958, in the Bronx, New York. Ellis’s life was cut short by AIDS in 1992 at age 33. Shortly after Ellis’s death, a series of his photographs was featured in New Photography 8 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and in 1996, Allen Frame organized a large-scale retrospective at Art in General, New York that traveled to numerous institutions nationally. Ellis’s work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Harvard Art Museum, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York amongst others.

 

Darrel Ellis: Regeneration is currently on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art through April 23, 2023, it is co-organized by the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where it will travel to in May. Please Stay Home: Darrel Ellis in Dialogue with Leslie Hewitt and Wardell Milan, will open February 2, 2023 at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University.

Past exhibitions

Sarah Pucci and Dorothy Iannone
Organized by Scott Portnoy
09.10.22 – 10.22.22

Talia Chetrit
DICKERING
06.19.21 – 08.14.21

Current

Kate Mosher Hall
Never Odd or Even
February 17 – March 23, 2024

2024

D’Ette Nogle
MATERIALOUTPOST: IN-COUNTRY
February 23 – February 24, 2024

2023

Rosemary Mayer
Noon Has No Shadows
11.12.23 – 12.23.23

Monica Majoli
Space of the Line: Ben, Rameses, Tom
09.12.23 – 10.14.23

Luz Carabaño
encuentros

09.09.23 – 10.21.23

Dominique Knowles
My Beloved
06.03.23 08.05.23

Olga Balema
Loon

04.08.23 05.20.23

Darrel Ellis
01.28.23 03.18.23

2022

Elaine Cameron-Weir
Exploded View / Dressing for Windows
11.12.22 – 01.14.23

Sarah Pucci and Dorothy Iannone
Organized by Scott Portnoy
09.10.22 – 10.22.22

Various Artists
Sweet Days of Discipline
07.16.22 – 08.20.22

Ann Craven
Flowers (Watercolors)
06.04.22 – 07.09.22

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
04.16.22 – 05.21.22

Rochelle Feinstein
You Again
02.12.22 – 03.26.22

2021

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

Anita Steckel
09.11.21 – 11.13.21

Tony Cokes
Evil.80 Empathy?
06.28.21 – 08.1.21

Talia Chetrit
DICKERING
06.19.21 – 08.14.21

Kate Mosher Hall
Without a body, without Bill
02.20.21 – 04.24.21

2020

Alvin Baltrop
11.21.20 – 01.23.21

Hardy Hill
The Easy Yoke
02.28.20 – 04.11.20

Barbara Kasten
Chroma
02.11.20 – 04.04.20

2019

Various Artists
California Winter
11.08.19 – 12.21.19

Tony Cokes
Della’s House
02.12.19 – 03.22.19

D’Ette Nogle
D’Ette Nogle, 2019
01.29.19 – 04.27.19

2018

Adam Linder
FOOTNOTE SERVICE: SOME TRADE
04.28.18 – 04.29.18

Gallery Share
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

D’Ette Nogle
Wardrobe Selections for Gallery (2013-2018)
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

2017

Andy Robert
LAKOU: One, Two, Fifth
12.15.17 – 02.28.18

Elaine Cameron-Weir
wave form walks the earth
09.17.17 – 11.22.17

Rey Akdogan
07.08.17 – 08.26.17

Joe Zorrilla
Condo New York, hosted by Bortolami Gallery
06.29.17 – 07.28.17

TOUCHPIECE
Curated by Justin Beal
05.21.17 – 06.24.17

Ryan Mrozowski
03.18.17 – 04.29.17

Olga Balema
On The Brink Of My Sexy Apocalypse
01.25.17 – 03.11.17

2016

Paul Thek
11.12.16 – 01.07.17

Sam Falls
09.16.16 – 10.29.16

Barbara Kasten
“I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers
07.23.16 – 09.10.16

A Change of Heart
Curated by Chris Sharp
06.04.16 – 07.16.16

Ben Schumacher
Motor Earth
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Raphaela Simon
Tischlein deck dich
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Isabelle Cornaro
01.23.16 – 03.19.16

2015

Daniel Buren, Sam Lewitt, Wilfredo Prieto, Charles Ray, Pamela Rosenkranz, Joe Zorrilla
11.21.15 – 01.16.16

John Finneran
Dreamers at the Gates of Where Dreamers Are
09.19.15 – 10.31.15

Margaret Lee and Emily Sundblad
You Can Teach an Old Zebra New Tricks
08.07.15 – 09.12.15

Joe Zorrilla
05.02.15 – 07.03.15

Gerhard Richter
Overpainted Photographs
March 21 – April 18, 2015

Ryan Foerster
03.21.15 – 04.18.15

Various Artist
IMAGE SEARCH
01.01.15 – 02.28.15

2014

Ann Craven
11.15.14 – 12.20.14

Sam Falls
09.05.14 – 10.25.14

Matt Sheridan Smith
07.12.14 – 08.23.14

Joe Zorrilla
06.06.14

Isabelle Cornaro
03.04.14 – 04.19.14

Rey Akdogan
05.03.14 – 06.21.14

Various Artist
The Body Issue
01.11.14 – 02.15.14

2013

Jörg Immendorff
10.04.23 – 12.07.13

Sam Falls, Jacob Kassay, Matt Sheridan Smith, Joe Zorrilla
07.23.13 – 09.21.13

Mira Schendel
Mira Schendel
05.21.13 – 07.13.13

2024

Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze Magazine
02.29.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir at Lisson gallery
03.07.2024 – 04.13.24
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.27.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.22.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in artnet
02.14.2024
Ann Craven in Santa Barbara Independent
02.05.2024
Tony Cokes in Hyperallergic
01.31.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in MOMUS
01.19.2024
Tony Cokes in e-Flux
01.17.2024
Olga Balema in the New York Times
01.04.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze
01.03.2024
Rosemary Mayer in Artillery Magazine
01.02.2024

2023

Elaine Cameron-Weir in Artnet
12.22.2023
Rosemary Mayer in LA Review of Book
12.18.2023
Ann Craven in the Brooklyn Rail
12.14.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in BOMB Magazine
12.14.2023
Olga Balema in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Barbara Kasten in Artnews
12.13.2023
Darrel Ellis in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Frieze
12.07.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Mousse
12.06.2023
Monica Majoli in Artforum
11.30.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in FAD Magazine
11.28.2023
Dominique Knowles in Cultured
11.27.2023
Rosemary Mayer in LA Downtown News
11.20.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Insider
11.20.2023
Tony Cokes in E-Flux
11.20.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Cultured
11.17.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Hyperallergic
11.02.2023
Tony Cokes in The Brooklyn Rail
11.01.2023
Darrel Ellis in OnMilwaukee
10.19.2023
Luz Carabaño in Hyperallergic
10.09.2023
Kate Mosher Hall in Artforum
10.05.2023
Luz Carabaño in Flaunt
09.22.2023
Rochelle Feinstein at Mehdi Chouakri
12.09.2023 - 04.11.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Latina
09.09.2023
Anita Steckel at Wonnerth Dejaco
09.08.2023 – 10.14.2023
Barbara Kasten at Bortolami
09.08.2023 – 10.28.2023
Kate Mosher Hall at Miguel Abreu
09.08.2023 – 10.21.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in NY Times
09.07.2023
Dominique Knowles in Texte Zur Kunst
09.05.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
08.26.2023
Dominique Knowles in Elephant
07.12.2023
Dominique Knowles in LA Times
07.05.2023
Raphaela Simon and Andy Robert at Michael Werner Gallery
06.24.2023 – 09.09.2023
Darrel Ellis in ARTnews.com
23.06.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
06.23.2023 – 05.2023

Artists

Rey Akdogan Olga Balema Elaine Cameron-Weir Luz Carabaño Talia Chetrit Tony Cokes Ann Craven Darrel Ellis Rochelle Feinstein Kate Mosher Hall Maren Karlson Barbara Kasten Dominique Knowles Adam Linder D’Ette Nogle Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) Andy Robert Raphaela Simon Anita Steckel Joe Zorrilla

Works by

Paul Thek Alvin Baltrop

2023

Tony Cokes and Dominique Knowles
Paris + Art Basel
10.18.23 – 10.22.23
Caitlin MacQueen and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
The Dallas Invitational Art Fair
04.22.23 – 04.23.23
Various Artists
Frieze Los Angeles
02.16.23 – 02.19.23

2022

Rochelle Feinstein
Art Basel Miami Beach
12.01.22 – 12.03.22
Olga Balema, Ann Craven, Caitlin Macqueen and Anita Steckel
Paris + Art Basel
10.19.22 – 10.23.22
Kate Mosher Hall
Frieze NY
05.18.22 – 05.22.22
Elaine Cameron-Weir
(Shared with LambdaLambdaLambda who presented Nora Turato)
Frieze LA
02.17.22 – 02.20.22

2021

Olga Balema
(with Bridget Donahue Gallery)
Frieze NY
05.05.21 – 05.09.21

2020

Barbara Kasten
(with Bortolami Gallery)
Frieze LA - Projects
02.14.20 – 02.16.20
Andy Robert
Cape Town Art Fair
02.14.20 – 02.16.20

2019

D'Ette Nogle and Marcel Broodthaers
June
06.10.19 – 06.14.19
Andy Robert
Frieze NY
05.02.19 – 05.05.19
Group presentation
Frieze LA
02.15.19 - 02.17.19

2018

Olga Balema and Andy Robert
Paris Avant-Première
10.12.18 – 10.18.18
Olga Balema
Art Basel Hong Kong
03.27.18 – 03.31.18