Wednesday, September 28
Dorothea Tanning’s final paintings—made in a last burst of creative energy between 1997 and 1998, when the artist was eighty-six—depict imaginary floral specimens. Originally published as illustrations in the poetry anthology Another Language of Flowers (1998), these alluringly erotic blooms feature human as well as botanical parts.
Dorothea Tanning Flower Paintings
Heinzmann’s latest expressionist paintings feature bright splashes of pigment on epoxy-covered aluminum whose hard surfaces have been punctured with Fontanaesque cuts. Rhythmic, vibrant, and textural, these paintings evoke the perverse beauty of detonations, eruptions, and gashes.
Thilo Heinzmann To Be And To Be
This comprehensive presentation of Eggleston’s portraits spans fifty years of the artist’s output. In addition to portraits of blues musician Fred McDowell in his casket and actor/director Dennis Hopper driving in the outback, the exhibition includes never-before-seen black-and-white prints from the 1960s that show the artist’s unromanticized view of daily life in America.
William Eggleston Portraits
Featuring clouds and vapor trails, Tacita Dean’s hand-drawn color lithographs depict the LA skies the artist marveled at during her residency at the Getty Research Institute in 2014–15, made locally at Los Angeles’s famous print studio, Gemini G.E.L. Also made in LA is Portraits, 2016, a poignant 16-mm film of David Hockney smoking.
Tacita Dean LA Exuberance
Featuring works spanning the 1930s–1970s—a period during which Wifredo Lam worked in Cuba, France, America, and Spain—this retrospective confirms the Cuban artist’s place at the center of global modernism. Often compared to avant-gardists like Picasso and Fontana, Lam addresses the social injustices of his day using a signature style of hybrid figures.