Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

December 6, 2018 to February 9, 2019
James Bishop, Antonio Calderara, Andreas Christen, Joseph Egan, Giorgio Griffa, Robert Mangold, Giulio Paolini, Sylvia Plimack-Mangold, Glen Rubsamen, Richard Tuttle, Jerry Zeniuk, Fred Sandback

It would certainly be true to say that the fifty years of exhibition history at the Annemarie Verna Galerie began with a strong connection to Italy, to its early and then-contemporary avant-garde: Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and more than anyone else Antonio Calderara, the maestro, born in 1903. Up until his death in 1978, numerous exhibitions were held, and the friendship, veneration and respect associated with this wonderful artist personality are central elements that imbued the first decade of the gallery's history with atmosphere and meaning. Forty years have passed since Antonio Calderara’s death. A small group of works is now intended as a remembrance.

Giorgio Griffa, born in 1936, was present in Zurich with many exhibitions in our gallery, especially in the 1970s and early 1980s. His inimitable artistic achievement, his fundamental groundwork with the possibilities and building blocks of painting, made it possible to transport a convention into an exciting and contemporary present. Five large-format watercolors and pen and ink drawings from 1972 to 1977 demonstrate this in an exemplary manner.

Installation views

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Fred Sandback

Antonio Calderara

Girgio Griffa

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view office room

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Giorgio Griffa,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack-Mangold,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Richard Tuttle,  				Jerry Zeniuk,  				Fred Sandback, Antonio Calderara, Giorgio Griffa Works on Paper

Installation view room 4

Works

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled  1956  21 x 25.3 cm oil on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

1956
21 x 25.3 cm
oil on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled    16.2 x 12.7 cm oil on paper

James Bishop
Untitled  

16.2 x 12.7 cm
oil on paper

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Senza titolo  1973  27 x 27 cm oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara
Senza titolo

1973
27 x 27 cm
oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Spazio luce  1973  21 x 27 cm oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara
Spazio luce

1973
21 x 27 cm
oil on wood panel

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Acquarello  1969  28 x 21.5 cm Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier

Antonio Calderara
Acquarello

1969
28 x 21.5 cm
Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara Piccola storia di nove quadrati  1971  22 x 22 cm Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier

Antonio Calderara
Piccola storia di nove quadrati

1971
22 x 22 cm
Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier

Andreas Christen / Andreas Christen ohne Titel  1993  3 x 126 x 8 cm wood, sprayed white

Andreas Christen
ohne Titel

1993
3 x 126 x 8 cm
wood, sprayed white

Andreas Christen / Andreas Christen Ohne Titel  1959  70 x 70 cm Kunstharz auf Masonit

Andreas Christen
Ohne Titel

1959
70 x 70 cm
Kunstharz auf Masonit

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan roses  2018 various paints on wood 37 x 29.5 x 4 cm

Joseph Egan
roses

2018
various paints on wood
37 x 29.5 x 4 cm

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan Colors  2018 various paints on wood 36.5 x 29 x 4.5 cm

Joseph Egan
Colors

2018
various paints on wood
36.5 x 29 x 4.5 cm

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan fruit  2018 various paints on wood 37 x 29.5 x 5 cm

Joseph Egan
fruit

2018
various paints on wood
37 x 29.5 x 5 cm

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo  1977  46 x 61.8 cm watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1977
46 x 61.8 cm
watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo  1972  47.7 x 57.7 cm watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1972
47.7 x 57.7 cm
watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo  n.d. 48.5 x 68.5 cm watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

n.d.
48.5 x 68.5 cm
watercolor on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo  1972  50.9 x 72.3 cm ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1972
50.9 x 72.3 cm
ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo     51 x 72 cm ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo  

51 x 72 cm
ink on paper

Giorgio Griffa / Giorgio Griffa Senza Titolo  1975  12.5 x 16 cm acrylic on canvas

Giorgio Griffa
Senza Titolo

1975
12.5 x 16 cm
acrylic on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Double Line Column 2  2005  304.8 x 76.2 cm   acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold
Double Line Column 2

2005
304.8 x 76.2 cm 
acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Green Frame / Gray Ellipse  1987  76.2 x 106.7 cm acrylic and pencil on paper

Robert Mangold
Green Frame / Gray Ellipse

1987
76.2 x 106.7 cm
acrylic and pencil on paper

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Ni le soleil ni la mort  1993  64 x 48 cm collage on paper

Giulio Paolini
Ni le soleil ni la mort

1993
64 x 48 cm
collage on paper

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Elegia  1969  16 x 16 x 11 cm Gipsabguss mit Spiegelfragment

Giulio Paolini
Elegia

1969
16 x 16 x 11 cm
Gipsabguss mit Spiegelfragment

Sylvia Plimack-Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Untitled (September 23, 1990)  1990  76.2 x 38.1 cm watercolor on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Untitled (September 23, 1990)

1990
76.2 x 38.1 cm
watercolor on paper

Sylvia Plimack-Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Untitled (October 1, 1990)  1990  76.2 x 38.7 cm watercolor and graphite on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Untitled (October 1, 1990)

1990
76.2 x 38.7 cm
watercolor and graphite on paper

Sylvia Plimack-Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold The Locust Trees  1988  152.4 x 203.2 cm   oil on linen

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
The Locust Trees

1988
152.4 x 203.2 cm 
oil on linen

Glen Rubsamen / Glen Rubsamen Total Lack of Remorse  2017  91.4 x 60.9 cm acrylic on panel

Glen Rubsamen
Total Lack of Remorse

2017
91.4 x 60.9 cm
acrylic on panel

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Mists II  1985  40 x 33 x 13 cm various materials (wood, cardboard, foil, wire)

Richard Tuttle
Mists II

1985
40 x 33 x 13 cm
various materials (wood, cardboard, foil, wire)

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (1)  2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (1)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (2)  2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (2)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (3)  2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (3)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Four Horsemen (4)  2018  40.6 x 55.9 cm   acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle
Four Horsemen (4)

2018
40.6 x 55.9 cm 
acrylic and graphite on paper

Richard Tuttle / Richard Tuttle Tin piece  1967  26 x 26.5 cm galvanized iron

Richard Tuttle
Tin piece

1967
26 x 26.5 cm
galvanized iron

Jerry Zeniuk / Jerry Zeniuk Untitled  2006  40 x 40 cm oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk
Untitled

2006
40 x 40 cm
oil on canvas

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1982  65 x 90.6 cm pencil and pastel on paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1982
65 x 90.6 cm
pencil and pastel on paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1982  65 x 90.6 cm pencil and pastel on paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1982
65 x 90.6 cm
pencil and pastel on paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled (Nr. 4)  1968 / 1983  61 x 334 x 61 cm mild steel rod (Volkswagen Oregonbeige L81D) Intervals: 45 cm, 30 cm, 15 cm

Fred Sandback
Untitled (Nr. 4)

1968 / 1983
61 x 334 x 61 cm
mild steel rod (Volkswagen Oregonbeige L81D)
Intervals: 45 cm, 30 cm, 15 cm

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1989  57.1 x 76.2 cm pastel on Arches Satine

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1989
57.1 x 76.2 cm
pastel on Arches Satine