The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the first solo exhibition at the gallery of works by South African-born, U.S.-based painter Peter Sacks. The exhibition will include over 14 recent paintings as well as collage works on paper. The artist’s approach to painting includes utilizing the most intimate material residues of life —textiles, texts, and traces of objects—all transformed into active fields of energy, empathy and history. Each work by Sacks is a striking accretion of material, meaning, and emotion. In addition to wood, metal, cardboard, batting and quilting, the rhythmic surfaces are made up of pieces of fabric from Africa, India, Europe, embroidery, fishing nets, buttons and burlap. Garments and fragments such as shrouds, nightshirts and denim work clothes feature prominently in several works and evince the human situation in universal yet intimate ways. By incorporating these artifacts, the artist’s paintings become textured, shapeshifting worlds which register everything from ritual belief to delight or danger, loss or retrieval. Sacks has referred to his intensive process of discovery and layering as “excavating in reverse.”
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of No Boundaries, a group exhibition featuring sculptures by thirteen women: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alice Aycock, Lynda Benglis, Deborah Butterfield, Petah Coyne, Lesley Dill, Louise Nevelson, Michele Oka Doner, Beverly Pepper, Judy Pfaff, Davina Semo, Kiki Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, March 8th and will remain on view through April 1st.
Marlborough Graphics is pleased to present an exhibition of prints by R.B. Kitaj with an opening reception from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 8th.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of work by Bill Jacklin on Wednesday, February 8th, with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The exhibition will continue through March 4th. Bill Jacklin: Paintings from 1986 to 2016 spans thirty years of the artist’s work painted in locations from New York and London, to the Italian city of Florence.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce that Signals at Sunset, an exhibition of new work by L.C. Armstrong, will open on Wednesday February 8th, with a reception from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition will continue through March 4th. Comprised of twelve paintings and two works in neon Signals at Sunset continues Armstrong’s explorations of the surreal and the hyperreal. Expanding upon the language of Magic Realism these flowerscapes, a term coined by writer Luanne McKinnon, depict bright, intensely detailed flowers over maximalist landscapes both real and imagined.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of work by Turkish artist Ahmet Güneştekin, which will open on Wednesday, January 11th with an opening reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The exhibition will continue through February 4th. In this, the artist’s first solo exhibition at Marlborough Gallery since 2013, Güneştekin lends his signature detailed, combed brushwork, rich symbolism, graphic lines and intense color schemes to artwork in textiles, ceramics, and metal, in addition to oil on canvas works.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce Ricardo Maffei’s upcoming solo exhibition, opening on Wednesday, January 11th with a reception from 6 – 8 pm. It will remain on view through February 4th. Maffei is renowned for his reductive compositions of exquisite verisimilitude. This will be the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with Marlborough Gallery, and will feature eleven recent still lifes in pastel.