Dan Walsh, Apostrophe:
2 March – 30 March 2019
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Apostrophe, an exhibition with new works by American artist Dan Walsh, whose work is currently subject of a solo show at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, entitled Pressing Matter. Walsh, known for his playful minimal abstract paintings, will show both now new painting, as well as new works on paper, books and objects. The exhibition opens Saturday March 2 and lasts until March 30, 2019. You can listen to an interview with Walsh on his exhibition at the gallery on line here.
Dan Walsh, born in 1960 in Philadelphia (US), is one of the most remarkable abstract artists in the United States today. He was one of the participating artists at the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2014. He makes minimal abstract paintings, which are playful in their use of process and historical references. In addition, he makes drawings, sculptures and books. This exhibition will show new works showing all these aspects of his wide artistic spectrum. It will be his sixth solo show at Slewe Gallery.
After his study at Hunter College Walsh started showing his work at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and several galleries in Europe. His prints and limited-edition books were subject of a solo show at the Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d’Art et d’histoire in Geneva (CH). Walsh’s work was also included in important group shows, such as the Ljubljiana Biennial in Slovena and the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2003. His works have been collected by several internationally important private and public art collections, such as the MoMA in New York, FNAC in Paris and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. In 2012 the Rode Island School of Design Museum presented a solo show of his paintings and in 2013 the Speerstra Foundation in Lausanne (CH) showed Table of Contents, a series of 11 paintings, especially made for this occasion. His current single artist exhibition Pressing Matter at the Bonnefantenmuseum focuses on his paintings, drawings and books of the last 10 years. It will be on view until January 12, 2020. He lives and works on Long Island, New York.
Dan Walsh, Time Trials:
10 September – 8 October 2011
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Time Trials by Dan Walsh (*1960, USA). Walsh, known for his playful minimal abstract paintings, will focus this time on a more conceptual and experimental exhihibition. The exhibition will open Saturday September 10 and will last until October 8, 2011.
Like his exhibition 7 Grays at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Synagogue de Delme, and his experimental installation at CCNOA in Brussels with Olivier Mossett in 2002, Walsh continues his interest in occupying the field of the spectator. In Time Trials, Walsh assembles a collection of objects and visual aides (found and made) creating scenarios or concentrated tableaux to help look at the subject of time. It is as experiential as it is reflective. Examples include such everyday mechanisms as clocks and metronomes, as well as complex concepts such as cultural cycles and interior time. One views these subjects through camera lenses as well as historical lenses (like a sepia film gel.) It is encyclopedic in its references and contexts, seemingly didactic in its use of tripods and maps, but deceptive in its inconclusiveness.
Walsh is one of the most remarkable abstract artists in the United States. Showing since 1993 at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and several galleries in Europe, such Galerie Tschudi in Glarus/Zuoz (CH) and Xippas in Paris, this exhibition will be his fourth show at Slewe in Amsterdam. His work has been collected by several internationally important private and public art collections, such as the MoMA in New York, Saatchi in London, FNAC in Paris and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
During the exhibiton a video interview ill be made by the Dutch art critic Robert-Jan Muller, on view at vimeo. It will be the first one in the new series artists' interviews he will make especially for the gallery.