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Gary Hume

New Paintings and Sculpture


September 20 - November 1, 2003
521 W 21 Street


Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of new painting and sculpture by Gary Hume at 529 West 21st Street.

Hume has spent a significant portion of this year in upstate New York and will exhibit a group of works he produced there. Chromatically darker than the works in the artist's last exhibition, almost two years ago, all the works in this exhibition are still characterized by his remarkable sense of color, now in deeper greens, blues, and purples, moving away from the pastels of his earlier palette.

The subject matter still floats between abstraction and realism: some of the discernible forms include two women at a wedding and a number of images springing from the landscape around his new New York state studio, situated near an abandoned apple orchard.

Also included in the exhibition will be a new version of Hume's signature sculpture, Back of a Snowman, first seen in a larger version at his last exhibition in this gallery. This time, Hume has painted the smaller sculptures in a dark purple the artist refers to as the color of "ink."

Hume represented Britain at the São Paulo Biennale in 1996 and the Venice Biennale in 1999. He has had one-person exhibitions at museums in Bern, Maastricht, Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, and London, and his work will be the subject of a forthcoming retrospective at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, in 2004.

Gary Hume: New Painting and Sculpture will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 529 West 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through November 1st, 2003.
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

For further information or reproductions please contact Sabrina Buell at 212-243-0200.

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