Pace Gallery is pleased to present Ode to Summer, a group exhibition featuring works by Jim Dine, Robert Mangold, Kiki Smith, Richard Tuttle and Robert Whitman. Though each artist employs different media, the selected works share a lightness of being as well as a common thread in their rootedness in nature, whether literal or metaphorical.
As part of the exhibition, Robert Whitman will install Window, 1963, the seminal film installation first exhibited in 1964 at Sidney Janis Gallery and four years later in 1968 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Window was recently recreated in the 3-year exhibition Robert Whitman: Playback at Dia: Chelsea, New York and traveled to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
The exhibition will also present a selection of Richard Tuttle's sculptures from the Hello, The Roses series. This new body of work debuted at the Kunstverein Munich in a show entitled Richard Tuttle and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge: Hello, The Roses in 2012. We are pleased to present this series for the first time in the U.S.
Also on view are bronze wall reliefs by Kiki Smith, whose work is a constant exploration of the natural world. Last year, these works were featured in the artist's solo show, Visionary Sugar, at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York.
Recent paintings by Jim Dine and Robert Mangold will also be on view. Ode to Summer will be open at 32 East 57th Street through August 16.