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24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
212 925 6190

Founded in 1987 in Soho, David Nolan Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary works by an array of international artists working in a variety of media. The gallery’s original mission was to exhibit contemporary works on paper along with painting and sculptures by American and European artists, and to produce monographs together with tightly curated historical exhibitions. The first solo show at the gallery – an exhibition of early drawings by Sigmar Polke - was followed by presentations of now-canonical German artists, including Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Richter, Rosemarie Trockel and Albert Oehlen. In this same period, the gallery began showing works by major American artists including William Copley, Carroll Dunham, Fred Sandback, Al Taylor and Barry Le Va.

 

In 1993, the gallery had its first exhibition with Richard Artschwager, which was succeeded the following year with a show of work by Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. In the late 1990s, the gallery introduced two further key American artists to the program, Jim Nutt and Peter Saul. Further growth was marked by the addition of New York-based artists Mel Kendrick and Steve DiBenedetto in the mid-2000s, a time that the gallery also began working more closely with the George Grosz Estate.

In 2007, the gallery mounted an important survey of contemporary Romanian art, which included work by Adrian Ghenie and Gabriela Vanga, alongside Ciprian Mureşan and Şerban Savu, both of whom continue to work with the gallery. The following year saw the gallery’s expansion and relocation to Chelsea, a move that was inaugurated by a major Artschwager exhibition along with the addition of gallery artists Julia Fish, David Hartt, Jonathan Meese, Wardell Milan, and Jorinde Voigt in the coming decade.

In Spring 2020, the gallery announced its newest location on the Upper East Side in a historic townhouse built in 1902 by architectural firm Buchman and Fox, inaugurated with an exhibition of works on paper by Jorinde Voigt.

Artists Represented:
The Estate of Richard Artschwager
Steve DiBenedetto
The Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay
Julia Fish
Neil Gall
The Estate of George Grosz
David Hartt
Mel Kendrick
Barry Le Va
Alice Maher
Jonathan Meese
Wardell Milan
Ciprian Mureşan
Jim Nutt
Christina Ramberg
Alexander Ross
Șerban Savu
Eugen Schönebeck
Gavin Turk
Jorinde Voigt
Ray Yoshida
Works Available By:
Franz Ackermann
William Nelson Copley
Georg Baselitz
Hans Bellmer
Carroll Dunham
Mona Hatoum
Louis I. Kahn
Martin Kippenberger
Caroline Kryzecki
Elizabeth Murray
Albert Oehlen
Gabriel Orozco
Dieter Roth
Peter Saul
Al Taylor
Rosemarie Trockel
Andy Warhol
Franz West

 

 
Gallery Interior. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.
Gallery Interior. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.
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Past Exhibitions

Jorinde Voigt

Jorinde Voigt: The State of Play

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

March 18, 2020 - May 2, 2020

Group exhibition

Duchamp Threads the Needle

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

February 6, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Rita Ackermann, Robert Arneson, Mike Bidlo, Theaster Gates, Liam Gillick, Kim Jones, Juul Kraijer, Michael Landy, Sherrie Levine, Andrew Mania, Christian Marclay, Robert Morris, Richard Pettibone, Analia Saban, Michael St. John, Jean Tinguely, Mark Wallinger, Robert Watts, and Andrea Zittel.

Wardell Milan

A Project by Wardell Milan: The Balcony

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

February 6, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Barry Le Va

Barry Le Va: Part One. Drawings 1967 - 2017

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

November 14, 2019 - February 1, 2020
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present Barry Le Va: Part One. Drawings 1967-2017, a survey of works on paper spanning 50 years, on view through February 1, 2020. This is Le Va’s thirteenth solo exhibition at the gallery. Part Two: Sculpture will open in the spring of 2020. Barry Le Va (b. 1941, Long Beach, California) is regarded as one of the leading figures of Postminimalism and Process Art, and is recognized alongside peers Bruce Nauman, Dorothea Rockburne, Richard Serra, and Robert Smithson. Since the beginning of Le Va’s career in the 1960s he has consistently defied the traditional concept of sculpture as a contained stagnant form, instead championing chance and impermanence, and continuously responding to the environment around him. In Part One, we will present five decades of ceaseless innovation highlighting drawing as an equal half of Le Va’s artistic practice.

Wars: 20th and 21st Centuries

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

September 12, 2019 - November 2, 2019

And What About Photography?

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

June 20, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Wardell Milan

Parisian Landscapes, Blue Zenith

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

April 19, 2019 - June 1, 2019

The Eighties

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

February 28, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Richard Artschwager

Self-Portraits and the American Southwest

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

January 10, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Darboven, Le Va, Rockburne, Sandback, Saret, Sonnier

Drawing Space: 1970-1983

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

November 1, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Ian Hamilton Finlay

"The garden became my study"

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

September 13, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Parentheses: University of Pennsylvania MFA exhibition curated by David Hartt and Sharon Hayes

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

June 28, 2018 - July 26, 2018

Jorinde Voigt

Integral

24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

May 4, 2018 - June 23, 2018