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509 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 680 9889

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507 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 680 9889

100 South Spring Street
Aspen, CO 81611
970 300 4015
Marianne Boesky Gallery was established in 1996 in New York City. Since its inception, the gallery's mission has been to represent and support the work of emerging and mid-career international artists of all media. Among those artists whose early careers were supported by the gallery are Lisa Yuskavage, Sarah Sze, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Barnaby Furnas. As the gallery's program has continued to grow and evolve, it has welcomed such critically recognized artists as Sanford Biggers, Sue de Beer, the Haas Brothers, Jay Heikes, Donald Moffett, Serge Alain Nitegeka, and William J. O'Brien, among many others. It has also come to include the work of established and renowned artists such as Jennifer Bartlett, Pier Paolo Calzolari, and Frank Stella, as well as the estates of Salvatore Scarpitta and Maria Lai. In 2016, the gallery consolidated its locations across the city and expanded its Chelsea flagship to include the adjacent space at 507 W. 24th Street. The addition more than doubled the gallery's footprint in Chelsea to approximately 13,000 square feet. In 2017, the gallery opened a 3,000-square-foot outpost in Aspen, Colorado, providing a new context in which to shows artists from and outside its program.
Works Available By:
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SALVATORE SCARPITTA

 

 
Exterior of Marianne Boesky Gallery


 
Online Programming

 
Current Exhibition

Michaela Yearwood-Dan

Be Gentle With Me



September 9, 2021 - October 29, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Be Gentle With Me, a presentation of new paintings by Michaela Yearwood-Dan at the gallery’s 509 West 24th Street location. Be Gentle With Me is the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery and is on view from September 9 to October 23, 2021. Yearwood-Dan’s new paintings emerge from her deeply personal reflections on the past two years, notably including the Black Lives Matter movement, the global pandemic, and queer liberation. In Be Gentle With Me, she explores the possibilities of creating space and spaces—physical, pastoral, metaphorical and even chimeric vis-a-vis her social and political positions as a queer Black feminist woman. Across a series of works, the artist presents lush, abstract, non-realistic habitats teeming with a panoply of botanical motifs and forms. She also inscribes writing onto the canvas, frequently comprised of her own poetry and epigrams as well as lyrical and comedic references and questions about her own artmaking, contemporary culture, and demotic language that all appear with varying degrees of focus and legibility. Her words beckon the viewer into a vivid, invitational world of paradox, play, and contemplation formed from a palette of Battenberg pinks and yellow and rondos of dripping blues, blanket teals, wet blacks, and vivid greens—all operating according to an indeterminable yet otherworldly logic. In previous ‘episodes’ of her work, Yearwood-Dan has explored the diaristic introversions of personal vulnerability, drawing heavily on the vicissitudes of her own romantic life to present disquisitions on nostalgia and disillusionment. In her latest body of work, the artist paints instead from a point of communal vulnerability to offer an idealized description and place for her and people like her. In effect, these paintings evoke the idealized locus amoenus and present a sort of sanctuary from the staccato demands of a fraught civilization and its social and economic disorder. With grace and inventive vitality, Yearwood-Dan explores the liminal significance and escapist provision of her soft, ethereal, dream-like spaces in an epoch of urgent crisis and oppositional change. Ultimately, Be Gentle With Me is a message for and of community. Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s work reflects on subjectivity and individual identity as forms of self-determination. Whilst her work may be underpinned by an expansive and multivalent repertoire of cultural signifiers borrowing freely from Blackness, healing rituals, flora, texting, acrylic-nails, gold-hoops, carnival culture, they enable her to present and privilege the variance of her own individual experience. She defamiliarizes many of these reference points in her paintings resisting the clichés and strictures of representation. Michaela Yearwood-Dan lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include In Situ, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US (group - 2021); Ancient Deities, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (group - 2020); Clay TM, TJ Boulting, London, UK (group - 2020); The Green Fuse, Frestonian Gallery, London, UK (group -2020); No Time Like the Present, Public Gallery, London, UK, (group - 2020); Begin Again, Guts Gallery, London, UK, (group - 2020); After Euphoria, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (solo - 2019); One English Pound, Sarabande, The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, London, UK (solo - 2019).

 
Past Exhibitions

Ghada Amer

The Women I Know Part II



September 9, 2021 - October 23, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present The Women I Know Part II, Ghada Amer’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition highlights new works from Amer’s most recent series of paintings, The Women I Know. In this series, the artist creates intimate painted and embroidered portraits of the women she knows personally to explore the dynamics of the gaze and female identity that are exchanged between artist, subject, and viewer. The exhibition also includes new cast sculptures, highlighting the artist’s diverse practice that delves into varying mediums. The Women I Know Part II will be on view September 9 – October 23, 2021, at the gallery’s 507 West 24th Street location in New York. Amer’s work is inherently feminist—during her artistic studies, she was routinely turned away from painting classes that were reserved for male students. In an interrogation of these gendered power structures, Amer developed her own visual language distinct from the male-dominated tradition of painting by embroidering canvases with needle and thread—a practice that has been historically considered women’s work. Explicitly engaging with the vocabulary of painting, the artist even refers to the hanging threads as her “drips.” Her works have featured a range of female subjects, including her well-known embroidered canvases that use eroticized imagery of women sourced from pornography and popular media. When Amer began herThe Women I Know series in 2013, it marked a departure in her practice, now expanding her iconic artistic language to focus on the women in the artist’s personal life. Amer presented the first part of The Women I Know at Kewenig gallery in Berlin, Germany, from November 21, 2020 – January 23, 2021. For the new works in The Women I Know, Amer began by photographing her subjects, which are comprised of her friends, family, and close collaborators. Before painting and embroidering the canvas, she draws the portrait of the subject from her photographs, further deepening the care that goes into creating the image of the individual’s identity. The silhouettes of her subjects are partially exposed and concealed by repeating text that comprises an additional layer to the painting. Amer selects phrases or quotes focused on feminist and social issues, including lines such as “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths” that weave in and out of view as the viewer scans the brightly colored and textured surfaces of the works. In the creation of portraits of women Amer is closely associated with, the works are inherently intertwined with the notion of the female gaze, heightened by the fact that women were once often only able to enter the field of art making through portrait painting. “Painting The Women I Know has been a very liberating turn in my practice. I believe this liberation stems from my work with ceramics which was a new medium for me. My lack of familiarity with its artistic language turned out to be an asset as it liberated me from the theoretical and historical debates specific to this field. I felt uninhibited and thus entirely free to experiment and create. It is this same freedom I feel with the new series of The Women I Know, Part II (and Part I in fact). I now feel liberated from the canon of art history and from the father figures of painting. The only reference now in my work is the subject matter, that is painting itself,” said Ghada Amer. In addition to the artist’s paintings, new cast sculptures will be on view by Amer. Distinct from The Women I Know series, the sculptures depict silhouettes of women from pornography magazines—subjects that have reappeared in her work over the decades. Thus, despite their anonymity, Amer also likens these women to her friends who make good company among the painted portraits. While Amer has worked in cast sculpture since 2010, the exhibition marks the first time she will show bronze forms that mount on the wall. Other sculptural silhouettes will be freestanding and viewed in the round. Amer’s continued engagement with media beyond painting has presented a form of liberation in her artistic practice that was once so enchained due to her gender. Shown together, the works in The Women I Know Part II invite reflections on the perceptions of women in the viewer’s own lives, and how this fundamentally intersects with the presentation of women in popular media and culture. In this expansion of Amer’s visual language, the artist continues to examine the role of the gazer and the gazed, centering the female experience in her ongoing questioning of the history of art. Lastly, in an annex of the gallery’s space at 509 West 24th Street, Amer will present an overview of her outdoor garden installations. A documentary meditation on an important component of her artistic practice, the presentation makes for an even deeper understanding of Amer’s persistence to claim space for women not only inside gallery walls but also beyond into the public sphere. In addition to her show with Marianne Boesky Gallery, Amer will unveil a new monograph, Ghada Amer: Painting in Revolt with text by Susan Thompson and published by Skira Paris. Ghada Amer was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963 and moved to Nice, France when she was eleven years old. She remained in France to further her education and completed both of her undergraduate requirements and MFA at Villa Arson École Nationale Supérieure in Nice (1989), during which she also studied abroad at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts in 1987. In 1991 she moved to Paris to complete a post-diploma at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques. Following early recognition in France, she was invited to the United States in 1996 for a residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has since then been based in New York.

Danielle Mckinney

Midnight Oil



June 24, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Midnight Oil, an exhibition of new paintings by Danielle Mckinney shown on the second floor of the gallery’s Aspen location from June 24 – July 25, 2021. The works on view capture profoundly contemplative scenes with engaging and expressive energy, highlighting the artist’s intuitive observation of human life and feeling. Midnight Oil is the artist’s first exhibition with Marianne Boesky Gallery.

A Thought Sublime



June 17, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present A Thought Sublime, a group exhibition featuring works by Pier Paolo Calzolari, Martyn Cross, Molly Greene, Jay Heikes, Sheree Hovsepian, Wanda Koop, William J. O’Brien, and Thiago Rocha Pitta. Shown together, the works on view present a range of perspectives on one’s position in the cosmos, offering meditations on recent paradigm shifts within our shared world. A Thought Sublime will be on view June 17 - August 6, 2021 at the gallery’s 507 West 24th Street location in New York.

Simphiwe Mbunyuza

ISIBAYA



June 10, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new ceramic works by South African, Oklahoma-based artist Simphiwe Mbunyuza, ISIBAYA. The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the gallery’s Aspen location from June 10 – July 25, 2021. The title of the show, ISIBAYA, denotes in Xhosa an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in the villages of native peoples in South Africa. In this exhibition, Mbunyuza reflects on the importance of heritage and social bonds, as this enclosed space within a village is used in rituals as a church to connect with the people’s ancestors. In addition to his exhibition at the gallery, Mbunyuza will be a visiting artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center from May 31 – June 12, 2021. The program is an opportunity that affords artists the time and space to complete projects within their area of expertise and to explore new work.

Suzanne McClelland

PLAYLIST



May 4, 2021 - June 5, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present PLAYLIST, Suzanne McClelland’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, on view May 4 – June 5, 2021 at 507 West 24th Street in New York. For the past 30 years, Suzanne McClelland’s paintings, drawing, collaborative unbound books, multiples and prints have explored the visual, linguistic and acoustic dimensions of language.

Allison Janae Hamilton

A Romance of Paradise



March 27, 2021 - April 24, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present A Romance of Paradise, Allison Janae Hamilton’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery. For A Romance of Paradise, Hamilton will present new photographs, videos, and sculptural works that highlight the artist’s ongoing exploration of interwoven themes such as environmental justice, folklore and mythologies, and the traditions of communities living in vulnerable landscapes within the rural American South. The title of the exhibition takes the original denotation of the word paradise, meaning “heaven,” underscoring the myths of an Edenic southern landscape formed during the exploitative and violent southward expansion of the United States. A Romance of Paradise will be on view March 27 – April 24, 2021 at the gallery’s 507 West 24th Street location in New York. Marking a major milestone at the gallery, A Romance of Paradise will be the first carbon-conscious exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Jay Heikes

Echo in Color



February 13, 2021 - March 13, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Echo in Color, Jay Heikes’ fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. With his upcoming show, Heikes continues his exploration of alchemical processes and the fleeting sense of connection that can be found when turning to nature and the universe. The exhibition will feature a selection of new and recent paintings from the artist’s Mother Sky series and Minor Planets sculptures. Echo in Color will be on view February 13 – March 13, 2021 at the gallery’s 507 West 24th Street in New York. On the occasion of this exhibition, the artist’s first comprehensive monograph will be published in cooperation with Gregory Miller & Co. and distributed by Distributed Art Publishers and will feature text by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Jenelle Porter, Philippe Vergne, and an interview between Heikes and Hamza Walker.

Suzanne McClelland

MUTE



January 22, 2021 - April 18, 2021

Cecily Brown, Olivia Erlanger, Barnaby Furnas, Jammie Holmes, Forrest Kirk, YoYo Lander, Maud Madsen, Chidinma Nnoli, Collins Obijiaku, Celeste Rapone, Lorna Robertson, Eleanor Swordy and Michaela Yearwood-Da

In Situ



January 7, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present In Situ, a group exhibition featuring new and recent paintings by thirteen artists: Cecily Brown, Olivia Erlanger, Barnaby Furnas, Jammie Holmes, Forrest Kirk, YoYo Lander, Maud Madsen, Chidinma Nnoli, Collins Obijiaku, Celeste Rapone, Lorna Robertson, Eleanor Swordy and Michaela Yearwood-Dan. Using Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s seminal 1892 text “The Yellow Wallpaper” as a point of departure, In Situ brings together paintings created throughout 2020 that offer reflections of life in isolation as necessitated by the current health crisis – private and still, yet restless and resolute.

Donald Moffett

The Hollow



November 27, 2020 - January 18, 2021
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present The Hollow, a solo exhibition of new works by Donald Moffett. The exhibition marks his ninth solo show with the gallery and will be on view November 27, 2020 – January 18, 2021 at the gallery’s space in Aspen, Colorado. The Hollow continues the artist’s interest in minimalist, abstract forms that simultaneously carry personal and metaphorical meaning. As art historian Kate Nesin recently wrote, “Moffett tends to work in series, and often in rhythmic alternation, oscillating not only between formal positions but also between conceptual modes, micro- and macro- points of view—considerations of the particular body…and of the body politic.” 1 The works on view in the exhibition include a grouping of Moffett’s extruded and resin techniques from the glory hole series. In his extruded paintings, the artist methodically extends individual tendrils of oil paint to stand perpendicular to the canvas, creating a bristling three-dimensional surface. In contrast, Moffett’s resin works on view achieve a luminous appearance by pouring pigmented resin on the painting’s surface. The structural planes of these works are disrupted with circular and organically shaped cutouts that the artist drills through the paintings. The resulting works, through the thick application of paint and resin, border between painting and three-dimensional object.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Restless Animal Kingdom



February 25, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Restless Animal Kingdom, Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ third solo exhibition with the gallery. The Portland, Oregon-based artist will present a selection of new, large-scale ceramics, including several sculptures that can be worn—bringing the presence of the body even more directly into view in her creative output. On March 5, in conjunction with Armory Art Week, Marianne Boesky Gallery will host a special reception featuring a performance developed by Hutchins in collaboration with dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company and Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers in New York. Throughout the evening, performers outfitted in Hutchins’ wearable ceramics and clothing screen-printed by the artist will move through the gallery to the music of cellist Ayu Wang, performing a range of improvised motions and serving food and beverages from the vessels.

Serge Alain Nitegeka

Black Migrant



February 25, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Black Migrant, Johannesburg-based artist Serge Alain Nitegeka’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Throughout his career, Nitegeka has sought to evoke the physical and emotional experiences of forced migration through abstract experimentations with color, form, and space. With his upcoming presentation, which will feature new paintings, a large-scale site-specific installation, and a voice recording, Nitegeka reasserts both the figural and the personal in his work. Together, the works examine the particulars of being a black migrant as distinct within the dialogues of the African refugee. Black Migrant will be on view at the gallery’s 509 W. 24th Street location from February 25 through April 18, 2020. An opening reception will be held on March 5, from 6:00-8:00 PM, to coincide with Armory Art Week.

Jennifer Bartlett, Yayoi Kusama, Atsuko Tanaka

Fallout



February 15, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Polina Barskaya, Amoako Boafo, Cristina Canale, Somaya Critchlow, Ndidi Emefiele, Maria Farrar, Nona Garcia, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Doron Langberg, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Laura Sanders, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Rodel Tapaya, Salman Toor, Hannah van Bart, Robin F Williams, and Chloe Wise

Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting



January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Polina Barskaya, Amoako Boafo, Cristina Canale, Somaya Critchlow, Ndidi Emefiele, Maria Farrar, Nona Garcia, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Doron Langberg, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Laura Sanders, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Rodel Tapaya, Salman Toor, Hannah van Bart, Robin F Williams, and Chloe Wise

Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting



January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Cosima von Bonin



December 20, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Donald Moffett

ILL (nature paintings)



November 7, 2019 - December 21, 2019

Jennifer Bartlett

The House was Quiet and the World was Calm



November 7, 2019 - December 21, 2019

Hannah van Bart

Places and Beings



September 12, 2019 - October 26, 2019

The Haas Brothers

Madonna



September 12, 2019 - October 26, 2019

ektor garcia and Allison Janae Hamilton

Tricknology



July 26, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Jennifer Bartlett, Gina Beavers, Lynda Benglis, Sheila Hicks, Donald Moffett, Howardena Pindell, Frank Stella

Painting/Sculpture



July 10, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Jennifer Bartlett, Gina Beavers, Lynda Benglis, Sheila Hicks, Donald Moffett, Howardena Pindell, Frank Stella

Painting/Sculpture



July 10, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Anthony Pearson



June 28, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Frank Stella

Recent Work



April 25, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Frank Stella

Recent Work



April 25, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Andisheh Avini

Homesick



February 28, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Hans Op de Beeck



February 23, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Hugo França and Thiago Rocha Pitta

Tropical Molecule



February 15, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Paul Stephen Benjamin

Pure, Very, New



January 19, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Paul Stephen Benjamin

Pure, Very, New



January 19, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Matthias Bitzer



December 19, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Svenja Deininger

Crescendo



October 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018

John Houck

Holding Environment



October 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Anthony Pearson



September 6, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Dashiell Manley

sometimes we circle the sun



September 6, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Su de Beer

The White Wolf



June 21, 2018 - August 3, 2018

The Mechanics of Fluids: curated by Melissa Gordon



June 21, 2018 - August 3, 2018

The Haas Brothers

Stonely Planet



June 20, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Hans Op de Beeck

The Girl



April 26, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Julia Dault

More Than Words



April 26, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Claudia Weiser

Chapter



March 1, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Barnaby Furnas

Frontier Ballads



March 1, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Maria Lai

Invito a Tavola



February 23, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Serge Alain Nitegeka

Personal Effects in BLACK



January 11, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Serge Alain Nitegeka

Personal Effects in BLACK



January 11, 2018 - February 24, 2018