Installation view, Juliette Dumas, Whale Fluke (Night) at The Neue House New York

JUSTIN WILLIAMS

Missing Willy Koeppen, 2016

Oil and pigment on canvas

72.25h x 54.38w in
183.52h x 138.11w cm

JW025

JUSTIN WILLIAMS

Apple Orchard Orgy, 2016

Oil pigment on canvas

84.38h x 78w in
214.31h x 198.12w cm

JW035

JUSTIN WILLIAMS

Self portrait before trauma, 2016

Oil on linen

26h x 20w in
66.04h x 50.80w cm

JW020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Night), 2018

Argile et pigments sur papier marouflé sur toile

Two Panels: each 60 x 72 in. Overall dimensions: 60 x 144 in. (152.40 x 365.76 cm)

JD078

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Jonathan Livingston Seagull), 2018

Clay and pigments on thick paper mounted on canvas

Two panels: each 48 x 48 inches, overall dimensions 48 x 96 inches

JD102

MARJORIE WELISH

Before After Oaths Gray 12, 2016

Acrylic on panel (diptych)

20h x 32w in
50.80h x 81.28w cm

MW067

FRANCES BARTH

Big Pink, 2016

Acrylic on wood panel

24h x 30w in
60.96h x 76.20w cm

FB025

FRANCES BARTH

COM 3, 2011

Acrylic, digital photo, on gessoed panel

30h x 44w in
76.20h x 111.76w cm

FB004

NEUE HOUSE New York | 110 East 25th Street

Fall 2019

Frances Barth, Juliette Dumas, Marjorie Welish, Justin Williams,

November 1st, 2019 - January 31, 2020

November 1st, 2019

 

Silas von Morisse gallery is pleased ot present new works on view at The Neue House New York. On November 1st, acclaimed Whale Flukes by Juliette Dumas went on view. Dumas explores the formal properties and inherent meaning of forms of Nature. Drawing on historical precedents such as paleolithic paintings and Cézanne’s studies of the Montagne Sainte Victoire, her paintings are a study of the language of Nature, an attempt to understand an experience other than human. Dumas subscribes to the terms of the Rio Negro Manifesto: “Integral Naturalism seeks to better understand the mysteries of Nature.(...) To practice this availability in relation to the natural given is to admit the modesty of human perception and its limits, in relation to a whole which is an end in itself.(...) Integral Naturalism is not only a militant attitude but also a spur for thought. (...). (It) calls for "the expression of a planetary consciousness”. (Restany and Krajcberg, 1978, 2013). 

 

The paintings in the exhibition portray a species that was present on Earth 30 million years before us. They travel 16,000 miles every year, continuously swimming with half of their brain asleep while the other half is awake, all the while making sonic maps of the ocean floor. The generic name Megaptera (from the Greek mega-/μεγα- "giant" and ptera/πτερα "wing"), refers to their large front flippers. Each individual has specific scars and markings on their fluke (tail) resulting from attacks by predators, fishing gear entanglements, boat collisions, and the continuous thrashing through water. 

 

For this series, Dumas prepares her surfaces with clay on paper mounted on canvas, allowing her to scratch into the layers, drawing by subtraction into the fresh “skin” of the painting. She then runs water over it, letting the process of erosion edit by destroying some of the work. 

 

On view until January 31, 2020

contact the gallery to get access to the Neue House New York locate 110 East 25th Street.

 

Press

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