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New York, NY 10028
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Founded in 1987 in Soho, David Nolan Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary works by an array of international artists working in a variety of media. The gallery’s original mission was to exhibit contemporary works on paper along with paintings and sculptures by American and European artists and to produce monographs together with tightly curated historical exhibitions. The first solo show at the gallery – an exhibition of early drawings by Sigmar Polke - was followed by presentations of now-canonical German artists, including Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Richter, Rosemarie Trockel, and Albert Oehlen. In this same period, the gallery began showing works by major American artists including William Copley, Carroll Dunham, Fred Sandback, Al Taylor, and Barry Le Va.

In 1993, the gallery had its first exhibition with Richard Artschwager, which was succeeded the following year with a show of work by Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. In the late 1990s, the gallery introduced two further key American artists to the program, Jim Nutt and Peter Saul. Further growth was marked by the addition of New York-based artists Mel Kendrick and Steve DiBenedetto in the mid-2000s, a time that the gallery also began working more closely with the George Grosz Estate.

In 2007, the gallery mounted an important survey of contemporary Romanian art, which included work by Adrian Ghenie and Gabriela Vanga, alongside Ciprian Mureşan and Şerban Savu, both of whom continue to work with the gallery. The following year saw the gallery’s expansion and relocation to Chelsea, a move that was inaugurated by a major Artschwager exhibition along with the addition of gallery artists Julia Fish, David Hartt, Jonathan Meese, Wardell Milan, and Jorinde Voigt in the coming decade.

In Spring 2020, the gallery announced its newest location on the Upper East Side in a historic townhouse built in 1902 by architectural firm Buchman and Fox, inaugurated with an exhibition of works on paper by Jorinde Voigt.

Artists Represented:
The Estate of Richard Artschwager
Steve DiBenedetto
The Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay
Julia Fish
Neil Gall
The Estate of George Grosz
David Hartt
Mel Kendrick
Barry Le Va
Alice Maher
Jonathan Meese
Wardell Milan
Ciprian Mureşan
Jim Nutt
Christina Ramberg
Alexander Ross
Șerban Savu
Eugen Schönebeck
Gavin Turk
Jorinde Voigt
Ray Yoshida
Works Available By:
Franz Ackermann
William Nelson Copley
Georg Baselitz
Hans Bellmer
Carroll Dunham
Mona Hatoum
Louis I. Kahn
Martin Kippenberger
Caroline Kryzecki
Elizabeth Murray
Albert Oehlen
Gabriel Orozco
Dieter Roth
Peter Saul
Al Taylor
Rosemarie Trockel
Andy Warhol
Franz West

Current Exhibition

Dorothea Rockburne

Giotto's Angels & Knots

October 15, 2021 - December 23, 2021
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery's first solo exhibition with Dorothea Rockburne entitled "Giotto's Angels and Knots". The show will feature four new bodies of work: the Trefoils, the Blue Collages, the Angels and the Giotto Drawings as well as two free-standing sculptures.

Past Exhibitions

Jorinde Voigt

Trust and Rain

August 26, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Richard Artschwager, Charles Burchfield, Thomas Hart Benton, Steve DiBenedetto, John Dilg, Walker Evans, Julia Fish, George Grosz, Nate Lowman, Jack Pierson, Ugo Rondinone, Serena Stevens, Joseph Yoakum

The American Landscape

August 26, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Lynda Benglis, Chuck Close, Robert Duran, Ralph Humphrey, Barry Le Va, David Novros, Brice Marden, Paul Mogensen, Deborah Remington, Dorothea Rockburne, Alan Saret, Richard Van Buren, Joe Zucker

13 Artists: A Tribute to Klaus Kertess' Bykert Gallery, 1966-75

June 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
David Nolan Gallery is delighted to present 13 Artists: A Tribute to Klaus Kertess’ Bykert Gallery 1966-75. The exhibition includes work by Lynda Benglis, Chuck Close, Robert Duran, Ralph Humphrey, Barry Le Va, Brice Marden, Paul Mogensen, David Novros, Deborah Remington, Dorothea Rockburne, Alan Saret, Richard Van Buren and Joe Zucker. David Nolan Gallery currently occupies the same building as the indelible Bykert Gallery once did, where the spirit of an artist-centric, exhibition-forward space continue to guide the program.

Mel Kendrick, David Hartt and Wardell Milan

April 15, 2021 - May 29, 2021
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent works by Mel Kendrick, David Hartt and Wardell Milan. The presentation augments and creates a dialogue between current and forthcoming institutional exhibitions by the artists: a career-spanning traveling survey of Mel Kendrick’s work is currently on view at the Addison Museum of American Art in Andover, MA; Hartt’s work is included in the landmark exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Glass House, New Canaan, CT; and Wardell Milan will be the subject of his first museum solo exhibition at the Bronx Museum, opening in June 2021.

Jonathan Meese


February 4, 2021 - March 27, 2021
New paintings, sculptures and works on paper

Brígida Baltar, Monica Bonvicini, Chakaia Booker, Hana Miletić, Gabriela Salazar

As Above, So Below

December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present "As Above, So Below,” a group exhibition featuring Brígida Baltar, Monica Bonvicini, Chakaia Booker, Hana Miletić, and Gabriela Salazar. The exhibition gathers five international artists active across disparate media and disciplines, united in their unwavering commitment to materials and paradoxical potential for transformation and regeneration.

Barry Le Va

October 9, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Widely recognized as a leading figure of Postminimalism alongside peers Bruce Nauman, Dorothea Rockburne, Richard Serra, and Robert Smithson, among others, Barry Le Va’s influential and elusive practice emerged in the mid-to-late 1960’s in stark contrast to the monolithic, geometrically rigid, and stagnant sculpture of the time, instead championed transience and impermanence, and favored soft, humble materials, twisted and clustered, and deeply invested in physics, psychology, and architecture. Le Va’s sculptural works are generally the result of an active process of distributing, spilling, scattering, blowing, layering, dropping, and throwing. The distribution of materials allows them to unfold in situ, in sequence and in relation to other conditions, over time. Le Va’s dispersals ultimately push the notion of sculpture to its formal limits: "To eliminate sculpture as a finished, totally resolved object. To eliminate a sense of wholeness and concentrate on parts, fragments, incomplete activities and structures. To emphasize transitional stages of an activity or many activities with no foreseen end…I had to eliminate a contained mass – expand it, extend it…Real time, real space, real locations, real reasons.”

Jorinde Voigt

Jorinde Voigt: The State of Play

March 18, 2020 - May 2, 2020

Group exhibition

Duchamp Threads the Needle

February 6, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Rita Ackermann, Robert Arneson, Mike Bidlo, Theaster Gates, Liam Gillick, Kim Jones, Juul Kraijer, Michael Landy, Sherrie Levine, Andrew Mania, Christian Marclay, Robert Morris, Richard Pettibone, Analia Saban, Michael St. John, Jean Tinguely, Mark Wallinger, Robert Watts, and Andrea Zittel.

Wardell Milan

A Project by Wardell Milan: The Balcony

February 6, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Barry Le Va

Barry Le Va: Part One. Drawings 1967 - 2017

November 14, 2019 - February 1, 2020
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present Barry Le Va: Part One. Drawings 1967-2017, a survey of works on paper spanning 50 years, on view through February 1, 2020. This is Le Va’s thirteenth solo exhibition at the gallery. Part Two: Sculpture will open in the spring of 2020. Barry Le Va (b. 1941, Long Beach, California) is regarded as one of the leading figures of Postminimalism and Process Art, and is recognized alongside peers Bruce Nauman, Dorothea Rockburne, Richard Serra, and Robert Smithson. Since the beginning of Le Va’s career in the 1960s he has consistently defied the traditional concept of sculpture as a contained stagnant form, instead championing chance and impermanence, and continuously responding to the environment around him. In Part One, we will present five decades of ceaseless innovation highlighting drawing as an equal half of Le Va’s artistic practice.

Wars: 20th and 21st Centuries

September 12, 2019 - November 2, 2019

And What About Photography?

June 20, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Wardell Milan

Parisian Landscapes, Blue Zenith

April 19, 2019 - June 1, 2019

The Eighties

February 28, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Richard Artschwager

Self-Portraits and the American Southwest

January 10, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Darboven, Le Va, Rockburne, Sandback, Saret, Sonnier

Drawing Space: 1970-1983

November 1, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Ian Hamilton Finlay

"The garden became my study"

September 13, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Parentheses: University of Pennsylvania MFA exhibition curated by David Hartt and Sharon Hayes

June 28, 2018 - July 26, 2018

Jorinde Voigt


May 4, 2018 - June 23, 2018