Sperone Westwater announces an exhibition of vintage paintings and sculptures by Italian artist Mario Merz (1925-2003), a widely recognized leader of the Arte Povera movement. This solo show is the ninth of Merz?s work at the gallery...Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents William Wegman: Postcard Paintings, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by the celebrated American artist. The exhibition coincides with the publication of William Wegman: Paintings (Abrams, 2016), a new monograph featuring essays by Bob Elliott, Martin Filler, Amy Hempel, Robert Krulwich, and Susan Orlean. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents a retrospective of painting, sculpture, and installation by Otto Piene, the co-founder of the ZERO group, who died in 2014 at the age of 86. Embodying several important themes in the artist?s work across six...Show More Summary
Nobody believes in the simple narrative arc of Modern Art anymore; even so, Painting in Italy 1910s–1950s: Futurism, Abstraction, Concrete Art at Sperone Westwater is an instructive glimpse into the fullness and complexity lying beneath thumbnail histories of the avant-garde.
Sperone Westwater is presenting a solo exhibition by Nanda Vigo, the artist?s first in the United States. Vigo is widely recognized as a pioneer of contemporary Italian sculpture, installation and architecture. This exhibition features...Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater announces a solo exhibition by Malcolm Morley, his fifth since his debut at the gallery in 1999, comprising 15 new paintings completed between 2013 and 2015. This newest body of work expands upon familiar Morley motifs...Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents Andrew Sendor: ?Delicates,? an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and a film. This is the artist?s second solo exhibition with the gallery. ?Delicates? reveals a sprawling network of multi-layered narratives that exist in anachronistic space. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of sculptures by Helmut Lang, the artist's first New York gallery solo show. Lang's artistic practice is characterized by his use of materials and textures, assembled from diverse sources and repurposed. Show More Summary
After leaving fashion in 2005, Helmut Lang makes his return to the public eye today with an exhibition of his sculptures. The innovative designer-turned-artist is showing his work, mostly in resin, at New York's Sperone Westwater Gallery through February 21. READ MORE »
Sperone Westwater announces a Not Vital exhibition featuring new stainless steel sculptures, HEADS, and a series of related drawings. Vital developed this striking sculptural series in his studio in the art district of Caochangdi, Beijing. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater announces an exhibition of new paintings by Guillermo Kuitca, marking over 20 years of collaboration between the Argentinean artist and the gallery. Kuitca's new paintings incorporate classic subject matter such asShow More Summary
Sperone Westwater announces an exhibition by Emil Lukas which features two major bodies of works: Thread Paintings and Larvae Paintings. These are ?of unsurpassed beauty and formal complexity informed by a rigorous process of discovery and experimentation. Show More Summary
Radio Waves: New York “Nouveau Réalisme” and Rauschenberg at Sperone Westwater is a long-overdue exhibition revolving around the enigmatic Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
I've never seen the red elevator/gallery behind the facade of the Norman Foster-designed Sperone Westwater gallery on The Bowery actually move, but this short film from Foster + Partners captures the slow ascent and descent through some time lapse photography. Check out the Foster + Partners channel on YouTube for many more recently uploaded videos.
Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of recent laser-cut stainless steel and bronze sculptures by Wim Delvoye. Known and described as a provocative and subversive artist, Delvoye's work celebrates paradox, building on the Belgian Surrealist tradition of combining seemingly unrelated elements and engaging diverse provocative conceptual themes. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents Mark Greenwold's first exhibition at the gallery. Given the extreme nature of Greenwold's painting process, the slowness and deliberation with which the paintings are made, he shows rarely; his first exhibition in New York in 1979 consisted of a single small painting that took him three years to complete. Show More Summary
I was taken aback by Nabil Nahas's recent show of large, crusty abstract paintings at Sperone Westwater last week, particularly the pink one (above) that had starfish forms encrusted in the surface (detail below). According to the press release, Over the last two decades, Nahas has continuously expanded his methods and materials. Show More Summary
Sometimes the quietest and most unassuming exhibitions turn out to be the most fascinating, if not the strangest. Tucked away on the third floor of Sperone Westwater’s Bowery building, there’s a show titled Post-War Italian Art: Accardi, Dorazio, Fontana, Schifano. Show More Summary
Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of new paintings by Nabil Nahas. The artist employs thick layers of acrylic paint and pumice to create colorful, spatially complex paintings with a distinctive tactile quality. According to Nahas, he is exploring the notions of "process and perception" as well as materiality in painting. Show More Summary
On Saturday, April 6 at 11am, I'll be giving a walking tour of the Bowery, focusing on new buildings on and near the famous street. More information and a link for tickets can be found at 92Y Tribeca. [Sperone Westwater Gallery and New Museum facing the Bowery | Photo (c) Amy Barkow, from my Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture]