Alsoudani, Bacon, Guston, Rego

Feb 21 — Mar 30, 2013
New York, Downtown

Marlborough is pleased to announce the opening of a group exhibition featuring the work of Ahmed Alsoudani, Francis Bacon, Philip Guston and Paula Rego. 

This exhibition brings together paintings of three world-renowned artists: Francis Bacon, Philip Guston and Paula Rego, as well as recent paintings by the New York based artist Ahmed Alsoudani. Each of these artists confronts issues of violence and power, shifting between personal, political and historical events while maintaining a dialogue with the tradition of figurative painting. Bacon’s visceral approach to reality, Rego’s often menacing, Boschian stories and folk tales, and Guston’s singular and liberating figurative works of the 1970s are all reflected in the tumult and dynamism of Alsoudani’s work. Alsoudani’s synthesis of these influences lead to his signature conglomerations of symbolic form and figure. 

Works

Alsoudani, bacon, guston, rego   marlborough chelsea, installation view 5
Installation View.
Alsoudaniuntitled2013acrylicandcharcoaloncanvas72x96in.182.9x243.8cm
Ahmed Alsoudani, Untitled, 2013, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 72 × 96 in., 182.9 × 243.8 cm
Baconmanatawashbasin1989 90oiloncanvas78x58in.198.12x147.32cm
Francis Bacon, Man at a Washbasin, 1989-1990, oil on canvas, 78 × 581/8 in., 198.1 × 147.7 cm
Alsoudaniuntitled2012acrylicandcharcoaloncanvas84x48in.213.4x121.9cm
Ahmed Alsoudani, Untitled, 2012, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 84 × 48 in., 213.4 × 121.9 cm
Baconstudyfromthehumanbody figureinmovement1982oiloncanvas78x58in.198.12x147.32cm
Francis Bacon, Study from the Human Body — Figure in Movement, 1982, oil on canvas, 78 × 581/8 in., 198.1 × 147.7 cm
Alsoudani, bacon, guston, rego   marlborough chelsea, installation view 2
Installation View.
Regohumancargo2007 08triptychcontepencilconteandinkwashonpapercenterpanel54x40.125in.137x102cm
Paula Rego, Human Cargo, 2007-2008, conte pencil, conte and ink wash on paper, 641/8 × 641/8 in., 162.9 × 162.9 cm
Regotheinterrogatorsgarden2000pastelonpaperonalumnum120x110in.304.8x274.4cm
Paula Rego, The Interrogator’s Garden, 2000, pastel on paper on aluminum, 471/4 × 431/4 in., 120 × 109.9 cm
Gustonlowerlevel1975oiloncanvas74x98.5in.171x185cm
Philip Guston, Lower Level, 1975, oil on canvas, 74 x 98 1/2 in., 74 × 981/2 in., 188 × 250.2 cm