RICHARD MEIER: TIMEPIECES
Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich
From 25 October 2013
Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to present a show of collages by renowned artist and architect Richard Meier. The exhibition will focus on eighty collages produced from the mid 1980s to now. In 2012 a selection of the collages was exhibited in a show of Richard Meier’s work at Cornell University.
Richard Meier is one of the most influential architects in the world, as well as the youngest-ever recipient of the Pritzker Prize. Among his many projects known world-wide are the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Getty Center, Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, the Jubilee Church, Rome and the Arp Museum in Remagen-Rolandseck, Germany.
Like his architecture his collages are very clean and methodical on the surface, the images constrained by constant grit that is not changing. Within the grit however the images range from the erotic to painterly illustration. Painters such as Picasso, Cezanne and Rodchenko make their way into the collages, as do other influences such as film and opera. The works also offer deep insights into Meier’s private life. Often the collages are deeply personal and autobiographical, using everyday collected objects such as theatre and travel tickets to intimate photographs.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with documentary images and an introduction by Richard Meier, as well as an essay by Judd Tully.
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