Fernández’s third solo exhibition with the gallery features a new body of work including video, large-scale paintings, and drawings examining the Greek-Macedonian border the artist describes as “the most dangerous border in the world.” Thousands of migrants risk the illegal journey across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece to flee war and poverty. Countless perish at sea, or if caught, are transferred to makeshift camps with deplorable living conditions. Once saturating the news, this crisis has now receded to the periphery of our awareness.
Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to announce the exhibition, Raveling Relic featuring thirteen new paintings by Eric Siemens in his first solo show with the gallery. Formerly represented by Gallery Wendi Norris as part of the collaborative artist duo Kate Eric, Siemens returns after a five-year hiatus to present this innovative body of work, including a large-scale twelve-foot wide canvas. Raveling Relic represents a long journey of return to painting, exploring how one navigates through uncertain terrain. The exhibition opens September 6 and remains on view through October 2018.
Gallery Wendi Norris’ final exhibition at 161 Jessie Street, Threads of Memory: One Thousand Ways of Saying Goodbye, presents a celebratory survey of the gallery’s program, including emblematic works by each of the 18 represented artists. The exhibition highlights the rigorous and richly varied artworks that anchor the gallery’s transcultural approach, while tracing threads of influence and connection between the artists. Leonora Carrington’s Operation Wednesday (1969), an exquisitely rendered canvas commemorating and mourning students who were killed in violent uprisings in Mexico in 1968, is juxtaposed by Ana Teresa Fernández’ new small canvases from her Erasure series, paintings that document a performance by the artist to honor the 43 students who were unjustly killed as a way to silence their protests in a more recent 2014 tragedy. Firelei Báez’ Study for Flight No.1 (archived, the order of Anacaona) (2017) is juxtaposed with Dorothea Tanning’s 1960 oil, Visite jaune (Visite éclair), two paintings that strike a deft balance between abstraction and figuration. Also on view are video works by Julio César Morales, Ranu Mukherjee and Miguel Angel Ríos, experimental photographs by Christine Elfman, Chris Fraser, Yamini Nayar, and Eva Schlegel, paintings on canvas by Marcel Jean, Wolfgang Paalen and Peter Young, and a precious wooden object by Remedios Varo.
Torre Cube, Galería Curro, Guadalajara, Mexico
Exhibition Opening: Friday, February 2, 7-9 PM
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-6 PM
Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to present Yorgo Alexopoulos: Drifting on a Memory, the Los Angeles-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Gallery Wendi Norris presents new and never-before-exhibited modern and contemporary artworks by Firelei Baez, Chitra Ganesh, Yamini Nayar, Wolfgang Paalen, Eva Schlegel, Dorothea Tanning and Peter Young. Spanning the years 1935 – 2017, the careful selection of works represent important art historical moments of the last 80 years, while never fitting neatly or distinctly within their respective categorical ‘boxes’. The presentation will weave together early perspectives of Paalen on the spirituality of abstraction from the 1930s, with the whimsy-infused formalism of Young that emerged in the 1970s and the sculptural photo explorations of Yamini Nayar; simultaneously, Tanning’s kaleidoscopic 1960s abstractions that subtly suggest human form, with the bold, mythological feminist figures of Chitra Ganesh and Firelei Báez.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6-8PM
Opening Reception: March 23, 2017, 6-8pm