Robert Mangold: A Survey 1981-2008—the artist’s first solo show in the UK in 12 years—features significant paintings spanning three decades, tracing pictorial developments by one of the most esteemed artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Showcasing Mangold’s lifelong balancing of shape, line, and colour, the paintings on view epitomize the conceptual and aesthetic rigour of his six-decade career, while also demonstrating an enduring will to challenge definitions of painting. Spanning nearly 30 years of work, this survey of Mangold’s mid-career allows viewers to identify themes as they develop, finding prescience in the earlier works. The exhibition has been greatly enhanced by the inclusion of several paintings from the private collection of the late Dr Walter de Logi, a long-time collector and champion of Mangold’s work.
In the 1960s Mangold emerged as one of the most original and incisive voices shaping the discourse on painting in America. From the outset, Mangold’s works explored the most elemental components of his art form, in doing so examining the very nature of painting. Integral to Mangold’s thinking has always been a questioning of the primacy of the rectangular format. Beginning with the Walls and Areas of the mid-sixties, and right on through to today, Mangold’s engagement with shaped canvases has allowed him to push his work beyond the conventions of traditional painting.
|Duration||12 April 2021 - 22 May 2021|
|Cost||Free - advance booking required|
|Address||6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET|
|Contact||020 3206 7600 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.pacegallery.com|