To Bend the Ear of the Outer World

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JADÉ FADOJUTIMI And willingly imprinting the memory of my mistakes, 2023 Acrylic, oil, oil pastel, and oil bar on canvas 118 1/8 x 196 7/8 inches (300 x 500 cm) © Jadé Fadojutimi Photo: Mark Blower Courtesy the artist and Gagosian

The latest development in contemporary abstract painting across styles, generations, and borders

Gagosian is delighted to announce To Bend the Ear of the Outer World: Conversations on contemporary abstract painting, an exhibition of new and recent works by more than forty artists from the Americas, United Kingdom, and Germany. The exhibition has been organized by guest curator Gary Garrels, who, in collaboration with the artists, has selected a single painting by each, with most works presented here for the first time. This is Gagosian’s first exhibition to be sited across its two galleries in Mayfair, at Grosvenor Hill and Davies Street.

The exhibition in London examines the significance of abstract painting today, from Garrels’s perspective. Juxtaposing a diverse range of approaches to contemporary abstraction, the exhibition brings together works by three generations of artists, including some never before shown by Gagosian.

Participating artists include: Tomma Abts, Richard Aldrich, Tauba Auerbach, Frank Bowling, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Vija Celmins, Matt Connors, Tomm El-Saieh, Jadé Fadojutimi, Suzan Frecon, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, David Hammons, Mary Heilmann, Thilo Heinzmann, Richard Hoblock, Jacqueline Humphries, Suzanne Jackson, Jennie C. Jones, Brice Marden, Helen Marden, Julie Mehretu, Oscar Murillo, Albert Oehlen, Laura Owens, Nathlie Provosty, David Reed, Gerhard Richter, Amy Sillman, Pat Steir, Ryan Sullivan, Lesley Vance, Charline von Heyl, Mary Weatherford, Stanley Whitney, Pamela Helena Wilson, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool, and John Zurier.

Gagosian will publish a catalogue to accompany the exhibition with a preface by Larry Gagosian, an essay by Garrels, and reproductions of included works paired with remarks on abstraction and process by the artists.

To Bend the Ear of the Outer World: Conversations on contemporary abstract painting:

June 1 – August 25:  2023 Grosvenor Hill & Davies Street, London

Further Information:  Upcoming Exhibitions | Gagosian