The place: Fashion Institute of Technology: The Museum at FIT
The place: David Zwirner, Chelsea, New York City
The show: Group Show: Flavin, Judd, Sandback
Dates: Through March 1, 2014
The space: In February 2013, David Zwirner renovated a project space on 20th Street in Chelsea to compliment its 19th Street location. The gallery feels like a museum and covers around 30,000 square feet over five stories. The savvy use of light and placement of the works follows an artistic form in itself, and this location marks a new era in art spaces, simultaneously serving collectors, the artists and the public.
The artists: Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and Fred Sandback are three minimalist American artists known for their three-dimensional works, as well as drawings and prints. The process-oriented approach of printmaking provides an additional medium for these artists to express their aesthetic values on paper. The artists had their heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, carried on prolific careers and have uniquely incorporated space, form and color into their work.
The exhibit: Prints on display include woodcuts, etchings and lithographs that offer insight into the perspective each artist has of his own work. Of note are Dan Flavin’s set of seven single-color lithographs on handmade paper, entitled to Donald Judd, and printed in 1987 in Los Angeles. Fred Sandback’s Untitled is a set of six lithographs on handmade paper with cut edge, depicting Sandback’s sculptures viewed from six different angles.
David Zwirner, 537 West 20th Street, davidzwirner.com
(Photo credits: Installation view, Prints: Flavin, Judd, Sandback, David Zwirner, New York, 2014. Photos by Adam Reich © 2014 the artists; courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London)