515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 206 9300

Also at:
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
212 206 7606



Artists Represented:
Ricci Albenda
Richard Aldrich
Allora & Calzadilla
Kai Althoff
Miroslaw Balka
Matthew Barney
Robert Bechtle
Alighiero Boetti
Kasper Bosmans
Claudia Comte
Carroll Dunham
Cecilia Edefalk
Roe Ethridge
Cyprien Gaillard
Keith Haring
Thomas Hirschhorn
Jim Hodges
Huang Yong Ping
Cameron Jamie
Anish Kapoor
Sol Lewitt
Sharon Lockhart
Andrew Lord
Sarah Lucas
Victor Man
Fausto Melotti
Mario Merz
Marisa Merz
Dave Muller
Wangechi Mutu
Jean-Luc Mylayne
Shirin Neshat
Damián Ortega
Philippe Parreno
Elizabeth Peyton
Walter Pichler
Magnus Plessen
R. H. Quaytman
Ugo Rondinone
Gedi Sibony
Jack Smith Archive
Walter Swennen
Rosemarie Trockel
Banks Violette
Paloma Varga Weisz
Andro Wekua
T. J. Wilcox
Michael Williams

 
Current Exhibition

Michael Williams
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

March 31, 2017 - May 6, 2017

 
Past Exhibitions

Wangechi Mutu
Ndoro Na Miti
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

January 27, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Wangechi Mutu. The title for this exhibition comes from the Gikuyu words for mud and trees, the prima materia for this body of work. Expanding her sculptural practice, this installation proposes an alternative to the systemic modes of representation in both Western and Eastern traditions by reimagining and recontextualizing the relations between the body, the natural world, and social forces. Well known for collages of hybrid forms drawn from folklore, popular culture, and art history, this new work marks an evolution in Mutu’s critique of the construction of self-image. The complex texture and form that these figures offer prompt inquiry into the relationship between human existence and environment, producing interactions both intimate and challenging. Mutu transforms the gallery space into a terrestrial cosmology that spans the microscopic to the mythic. Drawn from the dirt and brush in areas around her studio, she conjures a world replete with chimerical paradox. Faces of women, ornamental footwear, and patterned spheres evoking viruses emerge from natural materials that elaborate on the traditions of makonde carving. Embracing the raw physicality of her surroundings, she mobilizes the earth as a continuation of her own complex intersectional identity and artistic query. Adding gravity to these roughhewn totems, each invokes the psychic and social struggle for control over bodies through capitalism, the fetish, and disease. Seating of grey blankets grounds the installation, inviting audiences “to enter a place and re-think themselves.” This environment sets the stage for two new cast bronze sculptures that directly confront the myths of representation. A large-scale sculpture of an nguva, a water-woman of East African folklore, is at once familiar and otherworldly. Based on the transformation of the aquatic dugong, an herbivore closely related to the manatee, into the siren of superstition, Mutu staves off the disappearance of biological diversity and traditions of mythmaking by coalescing what she calls “the cross-pollination of ideas” into objects of desire. In another work, Second Dreamer (2016), she challenges the stasis of the bust and the appropriation of African masks through a self-portrait that captures the potential of psychic life. In this way, Mutu’s sculpture acts as a corrective to a violent cultural consciousness, while offering an alternative narrative of embodiment and being in the world. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Wangechi Mutu received her MFA from Yale University. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo shows, including, “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey”, which traveled to: Brooklyn Museum, New York; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; and Block Museum, Evanston, Illinois. Other solo exhibitions include: SITE, Santa Fe; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels; Art Gallery of Ontario; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Kunsthalle Wien; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Mutu is the recipient of Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Award, and the American Federation of Arts’ Leadership Award. In the coming year, Mutu will present solo exhibitions at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium and The Contemporary Austin, Texas.

Jim Hodges
I dreamed a world and called it Love.
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

November 11, 2016 - December 21, 2016

Mario Merz
Early Works
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

November 10, 2016 - December 17, 2016

Ugo Rondinone
the sun at 4pm
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

September 23, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Matthew Barney
Facility of DECLINE
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

September 9, 2016 - September 24, 2016

See sun, and think shadow
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

June 23, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Anish Kapoor
Today You Will Be in Paradise
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

May 4, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Anish Kapoor
Today You Will Be in Paradise
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

May 4, 2016 - June 11, 2016

T.J. Wilcox
Equivalents
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

March 18, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Philippe Parreno
IF THIS THEN ELSE
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

March 5, 2016 - April 16, 2016

Richard Aldrich
Time Stopped, Time Started
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

January 29, 2016 - March 5, 2016

Lari Pittman
NUEVOS CAPRICHOS
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

January 16, 2016 - February 13, 2016