From January 18 to March 11, 2017, Lévy Gorvy Gallery presents the first-ever pairing of abstract landscapes by artists Zao Wou-Ki and Willem de Kooning. Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present the first exhibition ever to pair the abstract landscapes of Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).

Although contemporaries, the two postwar masters of painting never met, and the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy marks the first time their work will be presented together. With a selection of over twenty paintings spanning from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' intends to bridge an East-West dialogue, placing the two artists in conversation by means of their work. Side-by-side juxtapositions will reveal striking affinities between the two artists, suggesting heretofore unrecognized connections between the ways in which de Kooning and Zao addressed composition and motif to achieve breakthroughs that remain relevant to contemporary painting.

Rather than equating the two artists, the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy seeks to initiate a dialogue between their sensibilities and approaches to the language of abstraction. Neither artist completely abandoned the representational tradition; instead, each worked abstractly within the parameters of landscape imagery. Comparing their work, the exhibition reveals a subterranean resonance that traversed the art world in the immediate postwar generation.

With the full support of the Willem de Kooning Trust and the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki, this exhibition will inaugurate the new partnership of Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, and will be the first presentation in their gallery’s expanded space at 909 Madison Avenue. 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' will later travel to Hong Kong.


LOCATION: Dominique Lévy Gallery
DATES: January 18 - March 11, 2017
Click here for more information
Lévy Gorvy 909 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021

Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki at Lévy Gorvy Gallery

When
Jan 18 - Mar 11, 2017
Where
Lévy Gorvy
909 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(L) Untitled, Zao Wou-Ki, 1949 / (R) Sail Cloth, Willem de Kooning, 1949

From January 18 to March 11, 2017, Lévy Gorvy Gallery presents the first-ever pairing of abstract landscapes by artists Zao Wou-Ki and Willem de Kooning. Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present the first exhibition ever to pair the abstract landscapes of Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).

Although contemporaries, the two postwar masters of painting never met, and the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy marks the first time their work will be presented together. With a selection of over twenty paintings spanning from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' intends to bridge an East-West dialogue, placing the two artists in conversation by means of their work. Side-by-side juxtapositions will reveal striking affinities between the two artists, suggesting heretofore unrecognized connections between the ways in which de Kooning and Zao addressed composition and motif to achieve breakthroughs that remain relevant to contemporary painting.

Rather than equating the two artists, the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy seeks to initiate a dialogue between their sensibilities and approaches to the language of abstraction. Neither artist completely abandoned the representational tradition; instead, each worked abstractly within the parameters of landscape imagery. Comparing their work, the exhibition reveals a subterranean resonance that traversed the art world in the immediate postwar generation.

With the full support of the Willem de Kooning Trust and the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki, this exhibition will inaugurate the new partnership of Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, and will be the first presentation in their gallery’s expanded space at 909 Madison Avenue. 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' will later travel to Hong Kong.


LOCATION: Dominique Lévy Gallery
DATES: January 18 - March 11, 2017
Click here for more information

 

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
Sign in or register to post comments.
more events
1/3
ONGOING EVENTS
event

Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism at the National Gallery of Art

April 9 - July 9, 2017
National Gallery of Art - East Building
4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
event

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book at The Morgan Library

Jan 20 - May 14, 2017
The Morgan Library & Museum
29 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016
event

Alfred Sisley at the Bruce Museum

Jan 21 - May 21, 2017
The Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
event

Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
event

Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York at The Museum of the City of New York

April 5 - September, 2017
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NY10029
event

Lyles & King presents "Bullet Through Glass"

Mar 25, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Lyles & King
106 Forsyth Street at Broome, New York, NY 10002
event

VENUS presents Bernard Buffet: Paintings from 1956 to 1999

May 5, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017
Venus
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075
event

The Incoherents Salon at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Mar 13-Jun 3, 2017
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
The Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY 10035
event

A tall action is not a height at The Chimney

Apr 21-May 28, 2017
The Chimney
200 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
1/3
recomended for you
event

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

Mar 17-Aug 6, 2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
event

Seurat's Circus Sideshow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Feb 17 - May 29, 2017
The MET Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028