RUSSELL MALTZ

 

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Russell Maltz: Painted / Stacked / Suspended, September 9 – October 28, 2017
On Paper, July 9 – August 13, 2016
Melissa Kretschmer & Russell Maltz: Plywood, July 11 – August 15, 2015
Neither Here nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere, June 22 – August 11, 2012
MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales, Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 15 – April 30, 2012
Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012, March 2 – April 21, 2012

BIO
Russell Maltz (b. 1952, Brooklyn, NY; lives New York, NY) is one of the leading reductive artists of his generation. Over the past 40 years, he has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Israel, Mexico, and the United States. The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of his work was mounted this summer by the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken in Germany (May 19 – August 27, 2017) and was accompanied by a 230-page book published by Kerber Verlag.

At the gallery Maltz was recently included in the group exhibition On Paper in summer 2016. He also presented new work in the two-person exhibition Plywood, alongside artist Melissa Kretschmer, in 2015, and mounted the solo survey exhibition The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012 in 2012. That same year he produced a major installation entitled Painted/Stacked Oaxaca at the Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, part of our survey exhibition MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca in Mexico.

His additional recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Michael Sturm (Stuttgart Germany), Galerie Wenger (Zurich, Switzerland), Alejandra von Hartz Gallery (Miami, FL), Galleri Weinberger (Copenhagen, Denmark), The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta, GA), Galerie Schlegl (Zurich, Switzerland), and the Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota, FL).

Maltz’s work is included in many public and private collections worldwide, including The Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), Fogg Art Museum/Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA), Museum Moderner Kunst (Ottendorf, Germany), and the Gallery of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). His work has been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, and Village Voice, among many others.

Maltz serves on the Advisory Board of Critical Practices Inc. (CPI), which supports the emergence and development of new practices within the field of cultural production. CPI was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

STATEMENT
Russell Maltz’s sculptural projects often utilize stacked and painted commercial building materials to establish formal and physical relationships with existing architectures including college campuses, shopping centers, museums, and galleries. His studio-based and site-specific works continue to expand the legacies of conceptual and minimalist art, focusing on issues of scale, density, documentation, and systemic progressions. Large outdoor works allow Maltz to establish a dialogue with real estate developers and suppliers, as he borrows or buys quantities of cinder block and lumber for temporary use during the run of an exhibition. Afterwards, these materials (which have been altered with Day-Glo orange or yellow paint) are returned to their source, often used in local retail and home construction.

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