EXPO CHICAGO is proud to present David Zwirner as an exhibiting gallery for our September 2012 debut. David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery that is home to innovative, singular and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. David Zwirner focuses on historically relevant work by a diverse and distinctive group of artists.
David Zwirner presents On Kawara: Date Painting(s) in New York and 136 Other Cities, on view through February 11, 2012 at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces. The exhibition features over 150 works selected by the artist, an expansive installation of Kawara’s date paintings from 1966 to the present (known collectively as the Today series).
For over four decades, On Kawara has created paintings, drawings, books, and recordings that examine chronological time as a measure of human existence. Using a basic format, each work is carefully painted by hand, each date in the language and grammar of the country in which it was made. Kawara paints the date in a white sans serif typeface on a monochrome surface. Each painting, when not on display, is encased in a cardboard box handmade by the artist. On certain days, the boxes are lined with newspaper clippings from the city in which the painting is made.
On Kawara is a prominent figure in contemporary art. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at prominent institutions around the world. On Kawara: Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills was major solo exhibition which traveled international venues including the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; and The Power Plant, Toronto. A long-term installation of the artist’s date paintings is currently on view at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, NY.
David Zwirner is located at 525 and 533 West 19th Street, NY. For additional information, call 212.727.2070 or visit David Zwirner.
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