mardi, septembre 09, 2014

Pace, Hockney, Graham

Ok. Last night (btw there is a nice photograph on the front page of called, Last Night that seems to have my former neighbor from 545 reclining ghost-like on a sofa many stories up with a fantastic nighttime cityscape in th background. His face is lit by a hand held device.

(Matthew Pillsbury 'Nathan Noland, Mario Kart DS, The Star Cup Wynn Las Vegas, Monday July 31st' (2006) Archival pigment ink print, 13 x 19 in. Edition 19 of 20)

Anyway, last night (this was actually written a few days ago)...I got cleaned up and went to Pace Gallery under the newly renovated HIghline to see the David Hockney show. Actually, there were two openings. David Hockney’s The Arrival of Spring and Paul Graham’s Does Yellow Run Forever?

The first of two Hockney exhibitions at Pace this fall, The Arrival of Spring includes prints made from iPad drawings and video installation depicting the gradual change from winter to spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire. In his statement, Hockney remarks, “These were drawn knowing they would be printed a certain size. The mark making is very varied for this reason.” 

The video installation, Woldgate Woods, November 26th (2010), filmed with nine cameras attached to a moving SUV, was exhibited as a wall of television screens at the entrance to the exhibit. When I was there the scene was a beautiful, winter scene of ice and snow covered trees arching over the path. from the press release, we know that there is a progression from winter to spring, but winter seems to last at least two hours.

In the next room, under the skylight hangs Paul Graham’s newest body of work, Does Yellow Run Forever?, featuring nearly twenty large-scale color photographs taken between 2011 and 2014. Medium sized rainbows from Ireland hang above and to the right of huge color prints of New York City gold shops, and giant print of beautiful photo of a woman sleeping.

In any case, Pace is a beautiful space to stand and think about nature and gold.