New York—For Frieze New York 2021, taking place May 5—9, 2021 at The Shed, Pace Gallery is pleased to bring together a selection of works by 23 leading artists working across a range of media, offering a snapshot into the gallery's expansive global program. Pace's booth will spotlight works by Torkwase Dyson, whose practice examines environmental racism as well as the history and future of black spatial liberation strategies, and Fred Wilson, whose work challenges assumptions of history, culture, race, and conventions of display. Pace will also feature a shimmering wall installation cast from recycled silver by Maya Lin, whose site-responsive installation focusing on the ravages of climate change on woodlands around the world will open immediately following the fair on May 10, 2021 at Madison Square Park in New York. An online exhibition on Pace's website, on view May 5—14, 2021 with a preview on May 4, 2021, will complement the gallery's fair presentation, making the booth accessible to those unable to attend the fair in person. Pace will also be participating in the fair's online viewing room at frieze.com.
The gallery will further present works by recent additions to Pace's roster such as Robert Nava and Marina Perez Simão, alongside works by other gallery artists, creating a rich conversation in form and medium that invites deep looking for the first in-person fair the gallery has participated in within the U.S. in over a year.
Exhibition highlights include:
• A wall installation by Fred Wilson, featuring the artist's signature teardrop-shaped forms;
• A painting by Torkwase Dyson, who was also the subject of a recent solo exhibition at the gallery's East Hampton location in summer 2020, coinciding with the artist's solo presentation of new work at the New Orleans Museum of Art which ran January 2020–January 2021, and whose work is currently featured as part of Climate Changing, an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus;
• New paintings by Brazilian artist Marina Perez Simão—whose debut solo exhibition with Pace took place in New York in April 2021—that transport viewers on a visual journey through colour;
• A work by Loie Hollowell, who is featured in a solo exhibition at the Long Museum in Shanghai from April 24–July 11, 2021;
• A painting by New York-based artist Robert Nava, who showed earlier in 2021at the gallery's space in Palm Beach and has an upcoming exhibition at the gallery's East Hampton space this summer; and
• A painting by Beatriz Milhazes, exemplifying her use of color and geometry mined from place. She is currently the subject of a solo exhibition, Beatriz Milhazes: Avenida Paulista, at both Itaú Cultural and the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in Brazil. On view through May 30, 2021, this is the largest exhibition dedicated to the work of the artist.
As part of its Pace Live program, the gallery will participate in Frieze's tribute to the Vision & Justice Project and its Founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis by hosting a series of video screenings from the Vision & Justice Project Convening at Pace's space at 508 West 25th Street. Videos will include performances by Amanda Gorman and Carrie Mae Weems; conversations centring on race, culture, and civic space; and interviews between artists and art historians, including Hank Willis Thomas and Cheryl Finley, among other highlights from the convening. The Vision & Justice Project is dedicated to examining art's central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States.
Concurrent with Frieze New York, on May 5, 2021 Pace will open Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color, featuring a range of paintings by Martin from the 1970s to the early 1990s, at the gallery's New York headquarters, as well as Lynda Benglis: An Alphabet of Forms, featuring six new large-scale works by the artist made over the past three years. This presentation will run concurrently with the artist's solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., on view May–December 2021, featuring sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, and videos by the artist, drawn from the museum's permanent collection. Claes & Coosje: A Duet, celebrating the collaborative spirit that animated Claes Oldenburg and the late Coosje van Bruggen's artistic achievements and romantic partnership, will also remain on view at Pace's gallery at 540 West 25th Street for the duration of the fair.
Please note that Pace's galleries in New York are open by advance appointment every Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. On the occasion of Frieze New York, Pace will extend its gallery hours through Sunday, May 9 from 10am - 5pm. For more information about Pace's exhibition schedule and visiting the gallery please see pacegallery.com.