Lucy Raven, Video Artist Selected for Whitney Biennial, Joins Lisson Gallery
Other artists joining new galleries this month include Manuel Mathieu, Ilana Savdie, Michael Armitage, Joshua Nathanson, and Daniel Gordon.
Lucy Raven, Ready Mix (2021). Black-and-white video, quadraphonic sound, aluminium and plywood screen, and aluminium seating structure. Installation view, Dia Chelsea, New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. © Lucy Raven, Courtesy Dia Chelsea, New York and Lisson Gallery.
Raven received critical acclaim for the presentation of her film Ready Mix (2021) at Dia Arts Foundation in New York last year. Following the production of concrete in Idaho through a lens of visual experiments, the film is typical of her visual reappraisal of the landscapes, labours, and mythology of the American West.
Next month, Raven will present new work at the Whitney Biennial, ahead of a solo exhibition at WIELS centre for contemporary art in Brussels from 27 April to 14 August.
Lisson CEO Alex Logsdail described Raven as 'a natural fit, in many ways.'
'The gallery has a long history of showing video and film, and a long history of championing artists with practices that are more centred around installation and have a conceptual backbone' he said, according to ARTnews.
Another notable move announced this month is the representation of Haiti-born Montreal artist Manuel Mathieu by London gallery Pilar Corrias. Working across ceramics, painting and installation, Mathieu explores themes of historical violence, loss and hope.
New artworks by Mathieu will show in the exhibition Keeping Things Whole at Pilar Corrrias' Eastcastle Street space from 28 April to 28 May. Kavi Gupta will continue to represent the artist in the US.
White Cube announced that they will be representing New York-based Colombian painter Ilana Savdie. Known for her vibrant, fluid, semi-abstract compositions made with oil, acrylic and beeswax, Svadie draws upon queer and transgressive Carnaval traditions from her native Barranquilla.
Svadie's first exhibition with White Cube will take place at their Bermondsey space in London from 6 July to 11 September.
White Cube artist Michael Armitage, whose inaugural solo show with the gallery took place in 2015, is now jointly represented by David Zwirner. The Kenyan-British artist, who founded the Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI) in 2020, is known for his large-scale figurative paintings on traditional Lubugo bark cloth from Uganda. White Cube will present an exhibition of his work later this year in London, and David Zwirner will show new works by the artist in New York in 2024.
Other galleries adding to their rosters in March 2022 include: Van Doren Waxter, who now represents Joshua Nathanson; Andrew Kreps Gallery, who added Oliver Lee Jackson; and Kasmin, who have taken onboard Daniel Gordon. —[O]