Exhibition: Mary Weatherford:Train Yards

This exhibition runs from Tue, 2nd Feb 2021 to Sat, 27th Feb 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

2nd Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
3rd Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
4th Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
5th Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
6th Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
9th Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
10th Feb 2021  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Tue, 2nd Feb 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Begun in 2016, this body of work evokes the sights and sounds of railroads and night skies.

Gagosian is pleased to present Train Yards, an exhibition of paintings by Mary Weatherford. This is her first solo exhibition with the gallery in London.

Weatherford roots abstract painting in subjective experience, evoking urban and rural environments while experimenting with internal painterly dynamics around light, color, and gesture, as well as the relationship between a painted surface and various three-dimensional addenda. Preparing each canvas with a mixture of gesso and marble dust, she conjures a wide range of chromatic and textural effects. In her best-known works, sponged grounds of vinyl-based emulsion on heavy linen panels are surmounted by one or more carefully shaped and placed neon-filled glass tubes.

Weatherford began using neon in 2012, inspired by the illuminated signs that lined the streets of Bakersfield, California, where she was then working as a visiting artist and educator. Casting an intense industrial light onto the modulated fields of color beneath them, the tubes (which sometimes extend beyond the edges of the painting) read as hand-drawn lines, their trailing power cords adding a further graphic and dimensional aspect.

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