47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
212 367 7474
Alexander and Bonin was established in 1995 by Carolyn Alexander and Ted Bonin with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging, mid-career, and established international contemporary artists. Since its inception, the gallery has worked closely with museums and public institutions around the world and has established a reputation for a rigorous and diverse programme. In 1997, Alexander and Bonin moved to a three story building in Chelsea, and in 2016 moved to its new location at 47 Walker Street in Tribeca.
Artists Represented:
John Ahearn
Jonathas de Andrade
Matthew Benedict
Fernando Bryce
Michael Buthe
Carlos Bunga
Willie Cole
Eugenio Dittborn
Willie Doherty
Victor Grippo
Mona Hatoum
Diango Hernández
Emily Jacir
Robert Kinmont
Stefan Kürten
Jorge Macchi
Rita McBride
Ree Morton
Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Doris Salcedo
Paul Thek


 

 
Gallery exterior. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin.
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Current Exhibitions

Condo New York: Madragoa presents Draw a Line to Make a Landscape
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

June 29, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Gallery Laboratory
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

June 29, 2018 - August 17, 2018

 
Past Exhibitions

Eugenio Dittborn
Cinco Bocetos Preparatorios para la Historia de la Música and El Crusoe
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 5, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Jonathas de Andrade
selected works from Eu, mestiço”
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 5, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Eugenio Dittborn
Pinturas Aeropostales Recientes
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 5, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Jonathas de Andrade
Eu, mestiço
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

March 3, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Doris Salcedo
Prints 2003-2009
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

March 3, 2018 - April 21, 2018

101 Drawings
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

January 12, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Jonathas de Andrade
O espirito das águas/The water spirits
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

November 10, 2017 - December 22, 2017
Alexander and Bonin is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of photographs by Jonathas de Andrade on Friday, November 10, 2017. A new series of photographic prints by Jonathas de Andrade will be on view in the lower level gallery. Drawing from image stills of his acclaimed film O Peixe (2016), de Andrade has created a series of seven photographic prints, titled O espirito das águas/ The water spirits. Shot in the State of Alagoas in northeast Brazil, the photographs present fishermen as they enact a form of ritual, in which, after catching their prey, they embrace the fish in their arms until its death. To the uninformed viewer, these photographs could very well depict a true animistic rite. This sensually loaded action, however, is one that the artist himself has invented in order to highlight the frequent exoticizing style of ethnographic reportage. The photographs’ soft focus, their bright and warm colors further reinforce the conventional aesthetics of anthropological depictions. Combining nuances of fiction and artifice, Jonathas de Andrade subverts our assumptions and confuses our sensation of truth. The series is co-published by Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo. Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brazil) lives and works in Recife. The artist uses photography, installation and video to traverse collective memory and history, making use of strategies that shuffle fiction and reality. De Andrade collects and catalogues architecture, images, texts, life stories and recomposes a personal narrative of the past. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Museu de Arte do Rio (2014-2015); Museu de Arte de São Paulo (2016-17); The Power Plant, Toronto (2017); New Museum, New York (2017); and Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2017). De Andrade has participated in the New Museum Triennial, New York (2011); 29th São Paulo Biennial (2011); Istanbul Biennial (2011); Lyon Biennial (2013); Performa15, New York (2015); 32nd São Paulo Biennial (2016); and SITE Santa Fe (2016). Jonathas de Andrade's work was also included in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014), Question the Wall Itself at the Walker Art Center (2016-17) and Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2017).

Willie Doherty, Mona Hatoum, and Rita McBride
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

November 10, 2017 - December 22, 2017
Alexander and Bonin is pleased to announce the opening of a three artist exhibition including works by Willie Doherty, Mona Hatoum, and Rita McBride on Friday, November 10, 2017. Doherty’s No Return (2017), a single channel projection, will be installed in the video gallery. No Return was shot in an area once known as the “cradle of Western Pennsylvania’s steel industry,” before suffering from its collapse in the 1980s. While the work engages with the landscape as it looks today, it also approaches it as both a repository for the memories of past experiences and a witness to the ravages of socio-economic change and ecological degradation. Photographs taken in the same location will also be on view. Presenting the town’s derelict buildings and decaying urban landscape, the images are suffused with a sense of unease that echoes the site’s past social, economic, and ecological anxieties. Mona Hatoum’s SP Atelier, an installation of drawings, embroideries, objects, and photographs gathered during a residency in Sao Paulo, provides a rare window on the artist’s process. The work includes samples of materials and drawings of art works proposed for her solo exhibition at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil. SP Atelier shows the significance of travel and exploration in Hatoum’s practice, and her interest in creating work outside of a fixed, permanent location. ‘I like to work in different contexts and often, when I am invited to show my work abroad, I like to spend a lot of time in that location, making work with local materials, fabricators, and craftspeople.’1 Also included in the exhibition is the recent work Untitled (wall cabinet) II, 2017, containing ambiguous and sensual glass forms, which despite being solid, appear to remain in a molten state. A solo museum exhibition of Hatoum’s work, Terra Infirma, is on view at the Menil Collection through February 25th and will travel to the Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis in April, 2018. Terra Infirma brings together a group of major sculptures and installations from American and European collections. Rita McBride’s new work, Guide Rails with Hubcaps, takes the form of white-washed split rail fencing in modular units which direct the viewer’s eye to a cinematic tableau of six vintage hubcaps. A synergy is created by pairing these recognizable forms outside of their expected context, and exemplifies McBride’s practice of changing or subverting an object’s connotations. Explorer, McBride’s survey exhibition currently on view at WIELS in Brussels, includes an installation of Guide Rails which spans all three floors of the space and engages in a dialogue with the building’s architecture and a selection of works from 1992 to the present. A new commission by McBride, Particulates (2017), recently opened at Dia:Chelsea and is on view through June, 2018. Particulates is inspired by time travel, the principles of light and space, and quantum physics. The materials of McBride’s Particulates include water molecules, surfactant compounds, and the beams of high-intensity lasers.

John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres
John Ahearn / Rigoberto Torres
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

September 8, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Peter Hujar
The Tribe
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

September 8, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Walker Street Summer
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

July 5, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Robert Kinmont
Want
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 2, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Want, an exhibition of new sculpture by Robert Kinmont, will be on view on the lower level. Kinmont grew up in the desert near Bishop, CA and has lived most of his adult life in northern California. These rural environments have provided the practical and conceptual foundation for his work, exemplified by his recurrent use of commonplace and natural materials such as wood, pine, and dirt. Kinmont uses these modest materials to explore the relationship between the environment and his own body and life. In his latest work, copper serves as the primary medium, a material Kinmont describes as “warm and friendly” and “malleable in a way that is physical and approachable for the viewer.” Additionally, several works incorporate cursive scripts, the contents of which introduce family and domestic themes. The first Bay Area retrospective of his work, Robert Kinmont: Trying to understand where I grew up, was presented at di Rosa, Napa in 2015.

Willie Doherty
No Return
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 2, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Willie Doherty’s No Return (2017), a single channel projection, will be installed in the video gallery. No Return was shot in a small town near Pittsburgh in an area once known as the “cradle of Western Pennsylvania’s steel industry,” before suffering from its collapse in the 1980s. While the work engages with the landscape as it looks today, it also approaches it as both a repository for the memories of past experiences and a witness to the ravages of socio-economic change and ecological degradation. In looking at the present, No Return visualizes our shared apprehension about the future. Doherty’s approach and process is speculative. Often taking an existing image or other information as a starting point, he then proceeds to see what can be discovered or found in a location. No Return extends Doherty’s interest in the relationship between landscape and memory and working in locations that bear the traces of contested histories and narratives; some forgotten, some half remembered. The work was commissioned by the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh for their exhibition so it is which remains on view through August 7, 2017.

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Summer and Winter
47 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 2, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Summer and Winter, an exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and watercolors by Sylvia Plimack Mangold will be presented in the main gallery. Beginning in the late 1970s, Plimack Mangold focused her attention on the landscape around her property in Washingtonville, New York and eventually to individual trees. Working from direct observation, Plimack Mangold has painted the maple tree outside her studio window in the summer and winter over successive years. Repeatedly exploring the same viewpoints of the upper portions of the tree provides the viewer with the opportunity to experience the changes within the planes of leaves. Viewing a room of summer or winter paintings emphasizes a less pictorial view – the leaves, or the sky between branches, become areas of pure paint as one analyzes how Plimack Mangold constructs her paintings. A selection of works on paper by Plimack Mangold will also be on view as part of Elements of XXX, a three artist exhibition at 47 Canal, New York. Concurrent to the opening of Sylvia Plimack Mangold’s exhibition at Alexander and Bonin on May 5th will be the opening of Robert Mangold’s exhibition at PACE (510 West 25th Street) from 6 to 8pm.