Jan. 23, 2019 – New York, NY – From March 7-10, 2019, Helwaser Gallery (Booth #312) will return to The Armory Show (Pier 92) with a continued focus on Post-War and Contemporary Masters.
A selection of two works on paper by Richard Serra, Curve 2 (1981) and L-1 (2000), highlights the sculptor’s practice of drawing which played a significant role in his career. Using black paintstick applied in repetitive and vigorous gestures, the drawings illustrate the artist’s exploration of surface texture, and his experimentation with new methods of drawing. The predominant use of the color black show a similar attention to the concepts of weight and volume, as he did with his sculptures.
Helwaser Gallery's booth will also present renowned abstract expressionist artists of the late 20th century. Joan Mitchell’s Tree (c.1967) depicts unruly precision and opposing hues rendered in pastel that reference her large, emotionally charged canvases. Helen Frankenthaler’s Untitled (1970) reminds us of what would become the artist’s mature style: thin washes of color soaked into the paper spreading without restriction.
Tom Wesselmann's pastel-colored laser cut-out, Bedroom Blonde, Black and Green Pillows (1986), yields the Pop artist's allusions to large-format, billboard-style advertisements. Together with John Chamberlain's vibrant sculpture, Schadenfreude (1993), these works provide a visual commentary on the Pop Art movement's embrace of popular culture and industry.
Rounding off the presentation is Nets Infinity (1997), a work from the "Infinity Nets" series by seminal Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, as well as additional works by renowned abstract expressionist painters, Helen Frankenthaler and Richard Diebenkorn.
About Helwaser Gallery
Based on Madison Avenue in New York City, Helwaser Gallery specializes in post-war and contemporary art, featuring seminal artists such as Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, and Yayoi Kusama. In 1986, the gallery was founded in Paris and initiated significant exhibitions, including a retrospective on Jean Dubuffet (1996), and others on French cubist masters, notably George Braque, Jean Metzinger, and Pablo Picasso. In 2008, Helwaser Gallery marked its inaugural relocation to New York with the group exhibition Red, exhibiting Hans Hofmann, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat amongst others. Helwaser Gallery reopened its new space in 2019 with a public exhibition program, presenting contemporary artists Anton Ginzburg, Christina Kruse, Boedi Widjaja, and Lin Yan.
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