My paintings may have become less explicit, but my ambition to seduce viewers into reflecting on their own conditions – optical, physical, historical and otherwise – remains undiminished. Painting is a very intimate delivery system.
For summer, Michael Werner Gallery presents The Monument to Cleopatra, an exhibition of works by James Lee Byars. The exhibition features a major gilded sculpture, “The Monument to Cleopatra”, shown for the first time in New York.
Installation view October 16 – November 20, 2009 The exhibition features the painting Untitled (Original Six: Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York), which is a tribute to the original six National Hockey League teams: The Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers. The colors of the paintings are drawn from these teams’ traditional colors and the installation consists of six 48 x 72 inch panels. […]