Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: September 26, 2013

This week we take a look at art from the 1960s.

Donald Judd, Untitled (Bernstein 78-69), 1978, stainless steel and wrap-around red Plexiglass, Mnuchin Gallery, Art ©Judd Foundation, licensed by VAGA, Tom Powel Imaging, Inc., New York, NY

This week, we take a second look at art and culture in New York City and London in the 1960s as we explore exhibitions showcasing Donald Judd’s iconic stacks and the text-based paintings of Pop Expressionist, David Spiller.

Donald Judd: Stacks will be on view on September 26 at 45 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075

Untitled (Bernstein 78-69) by Donald Judd

Donald Judd, Untitled (Bernstein 78-69), 1978, stainless steel and wrap-around red Plexiglass, Mnuchin Gallery, Art ©Judd Foundation, licensed by VAGA, Tom Powel Imaging, Inc., New York, NY

In New York, Mnuchin Gallery will be inaugurating their fall programming with a special solo exhibition that focuses on a range of stacks completed between 1968 and 1990 by influential Minimalist sculptor, Donald Judd (American, 1928 1994). Space and color are integral components of these pieces, which are sorted vertically in calculated intervals against the blank canvas of the wall. With his geometric stacks, Judd shifts the focus away from the materials—the physical boxes—and toward negative space and its role in conveying volume and dimension. Donald Judd: Stacks will give viewers the rare opportunity to appreciate the artist’s legacy with a discerning selection of artwork that can, otherwise, only be seen among large museum collections of 20th-century art.

David Spiller ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ will be on view on September 26 at 8 Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP, UK.

(17) Let's Take a Walk on the Wild Side by David Spiller

David Spiller, (17) Let’s Take a Walk on the Wild Side, 2013, acrylic and pencil on canvas, Portland Gallery, New York, NY

In London, artist David Spiller (British, b.1942) is holding his first solo exhibition with Portland Gallery, which will focus on his use of text to produce artwork that seamlessly integrates personal experience and pop culture elements, and speaks to the general public. Spiller re-contextualizes lyrics from famous songs and quotes from venerated cartoons in his meticulously assembled paintings that call to mind the bold culture of the 1960s. Among the stenciled, crisp letters and vivid shapes are spontaneously scribbled messages by the artist, further underlining the Expressionist quality of his work.

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Berlin, Germany
Joan Hernández Pijuan: Obra Grafica 1966–2005 at Galeria Eude
September 26, 2013
Consell de Cent.278, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Berlin, Germany
September 26–October 27, 2013
Friedrichstraße 71, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Hong Kong, China
Janet Laurence: Plants Eye View at The Cat Street Gallery
September 26–October 13, 2013
222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China

London, UK
Exultant Strangeness: Graham Sutherland Landscapes at Crane Kalman Gallery
September 26–November 16, 2013
178 Brompton Road, SW3 1HQ London, UK

Jacob Felländer: Pentimento at Hamiltons Gallery
September 26–November 1, 2013
13 Carlos Place, London W1K 2EU, UK

Lanfranco Quadrio: The Agony of Actaeon at Rosenfeld Porcini
September 26–November 21, 2013
37 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NZ London, UK

New York, NY
Ifeoma Anyaeji: Transmogrification at Skoto Gallery
September 26–November 2, 2013
529 West 20th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011

Erik Benson: Sleep Walking at Edward Tyler Nahem
September 26–October 25, 2013
37 West 57th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Paris, FX
Recycle Group ‘Holy ID’ (LOFT 19) at Suzanne Tarasiève Paris
September 26–November 30, 2013
Passage de l’Atlas / 5, Villa Marcel Lods, 75019 Paris, France

Zurich, Switzerland
Caro Suerkemper: The Battle of the Century at Galerie Römerapotheke
September 26–October 27, 2013
Rämistrasse 18, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

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