09.19.2019 - 09.22.2019
Works by: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, George Condo, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, John Wesley, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Tom Wesselmann, Jonas Wood
Special presentation: Anton Ginzburg
Helwaser Gallery is pleased to participate in Expo Chicago from September 19-22 (Booth 270). The booth will highlight works by post-war and contemporary masters, including Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, George Condo, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Yayoi Kusama, Kenneth Noland, Ed Ruscha, Sol LeWitt, Tom Wesselmann, John Wesley, and Jonas Wood. Complementing this presentation will be a dedicated section to New York-based artist Anton Ginzburg (b. 1974, St. Petersburg, Russia), whose works dialogue with modernist formal vocabularies. Marking Helwaser Gallery’s first year of participation in Expo Chicago, the presentation will introduce the gallery’s overall program to the various audiences of the fair.
Executed on shaped wooden panels, Ginzburg’s abstract, dynamic compositions balance hard-edged geometry with painterly qualities. Ginzburg’s works have been the subject of significant solo exhibitions at the 54th Venice Biennale, the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and the Southern Albert Art Gallery, amongst others. His latest bodies of works address the color experiments of Mikhail Matyushin, a leading figure of the Russian historical avant-garde. In the ORRA (2017- 2018) and VIEW (2018 - ongoing) series of paintings, planes of color overlap and intersect with each other within smaller-scale works, revealing figure-ground relationships. In larger works, Ginzburg draws on the effects of the movement of color through space. Collectively, the works analyse the act of viewing and demonstrates the process through the material practice of painting.