New York: 5 art gallery exhibitions explore the works of McArthur Binion, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Leonardo Drew and Matthew Angela Harrison

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CURRENTLY ON SIGHT in New York, galleries present solo exhibitions of artists Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, McArthur Binion, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison. The exhibitions feature all new paintings and sculptures, and emerging artists Harrison and Yearwood-Dan are collaborating for the first time with Salon 94 and Marianne Boesky galleries, respectively.


NATHANIEL MARY QUINN, “The Lesson of Cut Rat Alcohol”, 2021 (oil paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, gouache and charcoal on linen canvas on wood panel, in two parts , overall 36 x 72 inches / 91.4 x 182.9 cm). | © Nathaniel Mary Quinn, photo by Rob McKeever

“Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Not far from home; Still far” @ Gagosian, 900 Madison Avenue, New York, NY | Sep 17-Oct 30, 2021

Brooklyn based Nathaniel Mary Quinn presents new paintings and works on paper. His intricate, composite portraits are accompanied by equally compelling titles such as “Pilcher and Jackson” (2021) and “The Lesson of Cut-Rate Liquor” (2021), depicting works that pay homage to a pair of influential teachers and to his alcoholic brother. Eugene, respectively.


View of Leonard Drew’s installation at Galerie Lelong, New York, NY (September 9-October 23, 2021). Shown, from left to right, “Number 293”, 2021 (wood and paint); “Number 298”, 2021 (wood, plaster and paint); and “Number 308”, 2021 (wood and paint). Right, “Number 306”, 2021 (wood, aluminum, sand and paint). | Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.

Leonardo drew @ Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY | 9 Sep-Oct 23, 2021

At Galerie Lelong, Leonardo drew, who lives and works in Brooklyn, presents new sculptures and a site-specific installation comprised of laminated wood materials that have been processed and reimagined in a variety of shapes and forms. (Drew has a simultaneous display of hand-made editions of pulp at Rhythm impressions in New York and “Leonardo Drew: Cycles, from the Jordan D. Schnitzer collection and his family foundation” is also on display at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami.)


MICHAELA YEARWOOD-DAN, “A conduit for joy”, 2021 (oil, acrylic, ink, gold leaf, and swarovski crystals on canvas; Total: 87 x 141 3/4 inches / 221 x 360 cm; Each panel: 87 x 70 7/8 inches / 221 x 180 cm

“Michaela Yearwood-Dan: Be nice to me” @ Galerie Marianne Boesky, 509 West 24 Street, New York, NY | 9 Sep-Oct 23, 2021

For based in London Michaela Yearwood-DanDuring her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Marianne Boesky, new lyrical abstract paintings are presented. Reflecting on the past two years, his large-scale canvases are inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and queer liberation. Providing multiple entry points for reading the meaning of his paintings, Yearwood-Dan often punctuates his images by incorporating brief sentences, poetry lines or novel jokes, and assigns revealing titles such as “A Conduit for the joy, ”“ The only way is to ascend, ”and“ Collapse. ”


Installation view of “Matthew Angelo Harrison: Ambidex”, Salon 94, New York, NY (Sept. 14-Oct. 30, 2021). Shown, front, left, “Gemsbok Transpose”, 2021 (polyurethane resin, Gemsbok gazelle skull and aluminum stand with acrylic) and “Paternal Veil”, 2021 (sculpture in wood and polyurethane resin). | Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94

“Matthieu Angelo Harrison: Ambidex” @ Salon 94, East 89th Street, New York, NY | Sep 14-Oct 30, 2021

For his first personal exhibition at Salon 94, Matthew Angelo Harrison of Detroit presents a series of new sculptures: wooden masks, figurines and bones encased in resin blocks. The works are loaded with symbolism, from references to the repatriation of colonial objects looted from European and American museums to their sites of African origin to parallel routes of tourist-style objects and the transatlantic slave trade.


MCARTHUR BINION, Detail of “Modern: Ancient: Brown”, 2021 (ink, oil paint stick and paper on cardboard, 72 x 96 inches / 182.88 x 243.84 cm. | © McArthur Binion, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin

“McArthur Binion: Modern: Old: Brown” @ Lehmann Maupin, West 24th Street, NY | Sep 9 – Oct 23, 2021

Mcarthur binionLehmann Maupin’s latest exhibition presents all the new works that continue to push the meaning embedded in his autobiographical abstractions. Building on previous series – conceptually, materially and aesthetically – the presentation represents a culmination of his practice. CT

BOOKSHELF
Published earlier this year, “McArthur Binion: DNA” explores the artist’s DNA series, illustrates over 80 paintings and works on paper, and “provides insight into the rigorous and experimental spirit that defined the artist’s broader practice and illuminates her place in a critical history of abstraction in the 20th and 21st centuries. ” The first monograph by Matthew Angelo Harrison is forthcoming in November, with contributions from Natalie Bell, Elena Filipovic, Jessica Bell Brown, Taylor Renee Aldridge and DeForrest Brown Jr. Published in 2013, “Leonard Drew” includes a text by Xandra Eden and Valerie Cassel Oliver (view PDF). Also consider “Existed: Leonardo Drew. “

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