Autumn Leaves

October 26 to November 27, 2010
James Bishop, Joseph Egan, Richard Francisco, Robert Mangold, Giulio Paolini, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Fred Sandback, Jerry Zeniuk

What does an explanation of the word ‘art’ look like? Can it be assumed that mere references to some or many objects are capable of exemplifying the meaning of this word? Hardly. Rather, nameable candidates often furnish cause for dispute and dissent, at times engendering consensus and welcome agreement. Art has abandoned a reliable reference. Works in object form and a connection to art history are no longer necessary conditions. Nevertheless, the connotation of attributes of excellence remains resistant. The particular status of art is often readily transferred from the work to the person of the artist. It is striking how the attribution of the word has come into use with such frequency and as a matter of course. The apparent ordinariness and regularity of usage has left it discharged and empty. The mutation of the word art into something vacant and void, forthcoming and flexible, is a modern phenomenon. Yet this void is attractive and coveted. Considerable effort is made in order to make use of this designation, for the consequences are considerable. The imaginary field we are talking about can also be described as unmarked potential, lacking only in selectivity and delimitation.

Galleries are understandably important participants in the game revolving around this void, this potential. While the function and purpose of their activities are more or less defined, with their existence bound to a certain economic success, the gallery has the chance and the opportunity inscribe the said void with a face bearing its own individual expression. Personal and complex, interlaced with its own biography while not being arbitrary. If the time horizon is not too restricted, depth and substance, fidelity and loyalty can drive the zeitgeist into the margins. In this regard, perseverance and stamina should not be underestimated.

‘Autumn Leaves’ is the slightly melancholic title of our exhibition, showing groups of works by eight artists who joined the gallery between 1971 and 1992. They are eight individual artist personalities. Their work cannot be lumped together under a common thematic or even stylistic denominator. What brings them together is their connection to the gallery. As a participant in the contemporary art scene, we see our engagement as an independent and creative construction, as a precise manifestation of our ideas, experience and sensibility. Stringency and binding commitment stand counter to arbitrariness, with art and experience enabling the experience of art.

Installation views

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 2 to 4

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 2 to 1

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view Raum 3 to 4

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 3 to 2 and 1

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Joseph Egan,  				Richard Francisco,  				Robert Mangold,  				Giulio Paolini,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				Fred Sandback,  				Jerry Zeniuk, Autumn Leaves

Installation view room 4

Works

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled  2009 16.6 x 17.8 cm Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

2009
16.6 x 17.8 cm
Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled  2009 12.3 x 10.8 cm Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

2009
12.3 x 10.8 cm
Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled  2010 15.6 x 18.4 cm Oil on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

2010
15.6 x 18.4 cm
Oil on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop Untitled   2010 21 x 20.8 cm Oil on paper

James Bishop
Untitled

2010
21 x 20.8 cm
Oil on paper

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan dovecote  2010 47 x 36.5 x 2.5 cm Various paints on paper with framing

Joseph Egan
dovecote

2010
47 x 36.5 x 2.5 cm
Various paints on paper with framing

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan Autumn (Colours in the World)  2000 50 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm Oil paints on paper with framing

Joseph Egan
Autumn (Colours in the World)
2000
50 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm
Oil paints on paper with framing

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan seen in Greece  2010 35 x 27 x 2 cm Various paints on paper with framing

Joseph Egan
seen in Greece

2010
35 x 27 x 2 cm
Various paints on paper with framing

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan engiadina bassa  2010 29 x 28 x 4.5 cm Various paints and sand on wood

Joseph Egan
engiadina bassa

2010
29 x 28 x 4.5 cm
Various paints and sand on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan leaves  2010 in 18 parts, each: 22 x 4 x 2 cm overalldimension variable Oil paints on wood

Joseph Egan
leaves

2010
in 18 parts, each: 22 x 4 x 2 cm
overalldimension variable
Oil paints on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan concerto  2010 38 x 25.5 x 5 cm Various paints on wood

Joseph Egan
concerto

2010
38 x 25.5 x 5 cm
Various paints on wood

Richard Francisco / Richard Francisco Rilevatamente (2 parts)  1998 22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm Wood and plaster

Richard Francisco
Rilevatamente (2 parts)

1998
22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm
Wood and plaster

Richard Francisco / Richard Francisco Rilevatamente (2 parts)  1998 22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm Wood and plaster

Richard Francisco
Rilevatamente (2 parts)

1998
22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm
Wood and plaster

Richard Francisco / Richard Francisco Rilevatamente (2 parts)  1998 22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm Wood and plaster

Richard Francisco
Rilevatamente (2 parts)

1998
22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm
Wood and plaster

Richard Francisco / Richard Francisco Artist in studio  1986 56.5 x 76.5 cm Watercolor and gouache on paper

Richard Francisco
Artist in studio

1986
56.5 x 76.5 cm
Watercolor and gouache on paper

Richard Francisco / Richard Francisco Untitled  2002 66 x 101.6 cm Watercolor on paper

Richard Francisco
Untitled

2002
66 x 101.6 cm
Watercolor on paper

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Untitled  1989 21.6 x 28 cm Ink and crayon on paper

Robert Mangold
Untitled

1989
21.6 x 28 cm
Ink and crayon on paper

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Untitled  1990 21.6 x 28 cm Ink and crayon on paper

Robert Mangold
Untitled

1990
21.6 x 28 cm
Ink and crayon on paper

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Untitled (Study for Curled Figures)  2001 20.3 x 25.4 cm Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper

Robert Mangold
Untitled (Study for Curled Figures)

2001
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Ring Image J  2010 152.4 x 152.4 cm Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold
Ring Image J

2010
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Column Structure XXIIIA  2008 228 x 91.5 cm Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold
Column Structure XXIIIA

2008
228 x 91.5 cm
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Column Structure XXIIIA  2008 228 x 91.5 cm Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold
Column Structure XXIIIA

2008
228 x 91.5 cm
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Robert Mangold / Robert Mangold Tall Column A (Dark Blue)  2005 217.2 x 55.9 cm Etching / aquatint Ed. 10/35

Robert Mangold
Tall Column A (Dark Blue)

2005
217.2 x 55.9 cm
Etching / aquatint
Ed. 10/35

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Senza Titolo  1974 32.5 x 24 cm Collage

Giulio Paolini
Senza Titolo

1974
32.5 x 24 cm
Collage

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Il Disegno in Persona  1998 139 x 134 cm; frame 73,5 x 82.5 cm pencil on paper, framed with black mount, framed in photographic mount and collage on wall

Giulio Paolini
Il Disegno in Persona

1998
139 x 134 cm;
frame 73,5 x 82.5 cm
pencil on paper, framed with black mount, framed in photographic mount and collage on wall

Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini Il Disegno in Persona  1998 (detail) 139 x 134 cm; Rahmen 73,5 x 82.5 cm Bleistift auf Papier, gerahmt mit einem schwarzen Passepartout, gerahmt  mit einem fotografischen Passepartout, Collage auf der Wand

Giulio Paolini
Il Disegno in Persona

1998 (detail)
139 x 134 cm;
Rahmen 73,5 x 82.5 cm
Bleistift auf Papier, gerahmt mit einem schwarzen Passepartout, gerahmt mit einem fotografischen Passepartout, Collage auf der Wand

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold The Pin Oak 7/5/06   2006 55.5 x 75.5 cm / 21.875 x 29.75” Watercolor and pencil on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
The Pin Oak 7/5/06

2006
55.5 x 75.5 cm / 21.875 x 29.75”
Watercolor and pencil on paper

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Maple Tree Detail 2008  2008 62 x 77 cm Oil on linen

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Maple Tree Detail 2008

2008
62 x 77 cm
Oil on linen

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Untitled (Staircase)  1968 100 x 94 cm Acrylic on canvas

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Untitled (Staircase)

1968
100 x 94 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold Before Painting on the Tape Color  1977 76.5 x 92 cm Acrylic on canvas

Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Before Painting on the Tape Color

1977
76.5 x 92 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1971                                                    42.8 x 55.8 cm  /  16.875 x 22” pencil and white pastel on yellow paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1971                                                  
42.8 x 55.8 cm  /  16.875 x 22”
pencil and white pastel on yellow paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1972 22.9 x 30.5 cm  /  9 x 12” yellow and red marker on torn out paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1972
22.9 x 30.5 cm  /  9 x 12”
yellow and red marker on torn out paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1990 21.6 x 27.9 cm  /  8.5 x 11” pastell on vellum

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1990
21.6 x 27.9 cm  /  8.5 x 11”
pastell on vellum

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1991 44.5 x 61 cm  /  17.5 x 24” pencil and black pastel on Mylar

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1991
44.5 x 61 cm  /  17.5 x 24”
pencil and black pastel on Mylar

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1991 44.5 x 61 cm  /  17.5 x 24” pencil and peach pastel on Mylar

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1991
44.5 x 61 cm  /  17.5 x 24”
pencil and peach pastel on Mylar

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled (no. 24 from 133 proposals for the Heiner Friedrich Gallery)  1969  12.7 x 20 cm  /  5 x 7.875” ink and pencil on yellow lined paper  Untitled (no. 23 from 133 proposals for the Heiner Friedrich Gallery)  1969  12.7 x 20 cm  /  5 x 7.875” ink and pencil on yellow lined paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled (no. 24 from 133 proposals for the Heiner Friedrich Gallery)

1969
12.7 x 20 cm  /  5 x 7.875”
ink and pencil on yellow lined paper

Untitled (no. 23 from 133 proposals for the Heiner Friedrich Gallery)
1969
12.7 x 20 cm  /  5 x 7.875”
ink and pencil on yellow lined paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1996 21.6 x 27.9 cm  /  8.5 x 11” pencil on yellow paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1996
21.6 x 27.9 cm  /  8.5 x 11”
pencil on yellow paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled (One of Sixteen Variations of Two Diagonal Lines 1973/96 + cut drawings)  1973 / 1996  21.6 x 28 cm  /  8.5 x 11” graphite on yellow paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled (One of Sixteen Variations of Two Diagonal Lines 1973/96 + cut drawings)

1973 / 1996
21.6 x 28 cm  /  8.5 x 11”
graphite on yellow paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled  1995  23.3 x 27.6 cm white crayon on grey paper

Fred Sandback
Untitled

1995
23.3 x 27.6 cm
white crayon on grey paper

Fred Sandback / Fred Sandback Untitled (Cut Drawing)  1994  38.1 x 50.8 cm  /  15 x 20” incised illustration board

Fred Sandback
Untitled (Cut Drawing)

1994
38.1 x 50.8 cm  /  15 x 20”
incised illustration board

Jerry Zeniuk / Jerry Zeniuk Untitled  2009 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk
Untitled

2009
60 x 60 cm
Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Jerry Zeniuk Untitled  2009 40 x 40 cm Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk
Untitled

2009
40 x 40 cm
Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Jerry Zeniuk Untitled  2008 40 x 40 cm Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk
Untitled

2008
40 x 40 cm
Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Jerry Zeniuk Untitled (Nr. 301)  2008 160 x 160 cm Oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk
Untitled (Nr. 301)

2008
160 x 160 cm
Oil on canvas