Presenting works by Etel Adnan, Sarah Cain, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomeno, Ficre Ghebreyesus, Andy Goldsworthy, Jane Hammond, Alfredo Jaar, Samuel Levi Jones, Rosemary Laing, Nalini Malani, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, Hélio Oiticica, Yoko Ono, Jaume Plensa, Kate Shepherd, Nancy Spero, Michelle Stuart, Mildred Thompson, Lin Tianmiao, Barthélémy Toguo, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Catherine Yass.
Galerie Lelong & Co., New York is pleased to announce Red, a group exhibition of 25 works by the gallery’s artists centred on the colour. Helming the gallery’s new digital initiatives, this marks our first exhibition to be held entirely online. The gallery will donate a portion of proceeds from Red to Heart to Heart International to support their international and domestic responses to COVID-19. This includes the support of mobile medical units and the distribution of hygiene kits among other healthcare necessities. Find out how you may contribute to the organisation’s efforts here.
A primary colour charged with connotations of the body, emotions, politics, and pop culture, Red brings together a display of how Galerie Lelong artists have interpreted and utilised the colour in a myriad of media.
In this selection of works, red’s various tonalities are matched by a diversity of references and subjects. For artists Kate Shepherd and Mildred Thompson, the use of red seems to dominate and become the subject of their paintings. Moving away from the exploration of colour, a direct textual message is communicated to the viewer in the works of Alfredo Jaar, Nancy Spero, and Catherine Yass—the colour red is used as an emphasis in bridging a sense of the artist’s individuality to a wider audience. Artists Andy Goldsworthy and Michelle Stuart utilise elements of nature as physical material in their works. A visceral texture of the colour as velvet is conveyed in Petah Coyne and Jaume Plensa’s intimate sculptures, and on the other end of the spectrum, Lin Tianmiao and Cildo Meireles’s large-scale installations infuse the exhibition space in red.
Following Red, an online exhibition of works by Ficre Ghebreyesus will be launched on April 23. Galerie Lelong is pleased to collaborate with P.P.O.W. Gallery to present an exhibition of works by Ana Mendieta and Carolee Schneemann opening at the end of April as well as with Marc Selwyn Fine Art for a joint presentation of works by Michelle Stuart opening mid-May.
Press release courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. New York.