CARL ANDRE/JOHN WESLEY: Serial Forms May 31 - Jul 14, 2012
John Wesley Untitled (Ducks), 1983
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce CARL ANDRE/JOHN WESLEY: Serial Forms on view in our Chelsea location from May 31 to July 14. The exhibition will include paintings and works on paper by John Wesley from the 1970s and 1980s and Carl Andre sculpture from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Serial Forms poses a relationship of visual analogy between Wesley's paintings and Andre's sculpture. While Wesley is known for brightly-colored, cartoon-like narratives, Andre's work is emphatically concrete, excised of any representation or narrative. The two nonetheless share a commitment to paring away all non-essential information to arrive at a final form. This exhibition juxtaposes works by these two artists that investigate themes of repetition and modularity.