After revealing his Anxious Red Drawings in an online viewing, Rashid Johnson is back. This time around, the artist is curating a group exhibition entitled “There’s There There” taking place at Hauser & Wirth’s Southampton gallery. The presentation includes a diverse group of contemporary artists specializing in varying mediums. The exhibition consists of painting, sculpture, mixed-media, and installation.
The exhibition focuses on shapes and objects found in everyday life, reflecting on the routines of life. Johnson released a statement that reads: “The idea for this show is rooted in trying to find simplicity in a complicated time. This doesn’t omit that the work has the ability to be rigorous and complicated in the way that it lives, but it does allow for a space of simple contemplation.” It goes on to say, “In some respect, the things that you look at are what they are. But you also have opportunity to unpack them. The simplicity of the forms and methods divorce the objects from their inherent complexity.”
Participating artists include Jennifer Bartlett, Vija Celmins, Willie Cole, Rob Davis, Alteronce Gumby, David Hammons, Mary Heilmann, and Leslie Hewitt. Other artists include Sheree Hovsepian, Wolfgang Laib, Robert Longo, Richard Mayhew, Joel Shapiro, Xaviera Simmons, and John Smith.
The exhibition is on view until June 27th. For more information, head to Hauser & Wirth’s website right now. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art and art exhibitions coming very soon.
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