Noon Has No Shadows
November 12 - December 23, 2023
in collaboration with Marc Selwyn Fine Art
Hannah Hoffman, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, and the Estate of Rosemary Mayer are pleased to announce a presentation introducing the work of Rosemary Mayer (1943-2014) to Los Angeles for the very first time. Mayer’s work spans an array of media exploring themes of history, temporality, and biography, paired with a formal fixation on challenging the assumed properties of fragility. This exhibition, spanning across two gallery locations and including site-specific work, provides a unique insight into Mayer’s process by introducing works that haven’t been exhibited since the time in which they were made and platforming the interplay of documentation, drawing, and sculpture to encapsulate Mayer’s fundamental interests.
These two presentations will coincide with a new evanescent sculpture constructed by the Estate of Rosemary Mayer based on Mayer’s works with balloons, from 1977-1979, part of a larger series that she called Temporary Monuments. Five artists have been invited to dedicate a weather balloon in tribute to an individual of their choosing. This day-long outdoor event honors Mayer’s practice of creating commemorative sculptures out of transitory materials and celebrates her attention to the passing of time and highlighting connections between people, time, place, and nature. It will take place on the grounds of The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on November 11th, 2023 from 1pm to 4pm.