Raymond Saunders “Post No Bills”

Andrew Kreps Gallery

poster for Raymond Saunders “Post No Bills”
[Image: Raymond Saunders "Pittsburgh '07-11" (2007) Acrylic, collage, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 1/8 in.]

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Curated by Ebony L. Haynes

A two part solo exhibition:
Andrew Kreps Gallery
22 Cortlandt Alley and 394 Broadway

David Zwirner
519 W 19th St and 525 W 19th St
On view through April 6, 2024

Andrew Kreps presents a two-part solo exhibition curated by Ebony L. Haynes at 22 Cortlandt Alley & 394 Broadway in Tribeca and at David Zwirner’s galleries, 519 and 525 West 19th Street in Chelsea. Titled Post No Bills, this expansive presentation will span four decades of the artist’s work, including paintings and works on paper, many of which have never before been seen. This exhibition offers visitors insight into Saunders’s singular and influential practice, and coincides with the recent announcement that the artist will now be co-represented by David Zwirner and Andrew Kreps.

In his works, Saunders brings together his extensive formal training with his own observations and lived experience. His assemblage-style paintings frequently begin with a monochromatic black ground elaborated with white chalk—both a pointed reversal of the traditional figure-ground relationship and a nod to Saunders’s decades spent as a teacher. He subsequently adds a range of other markings, materials, and talismans. Expressionistic swaths of paint, minimalist motifs, line drawings, and passages of vibrant color tangle with found objects, signs, and doors collected from his urban environment, creating unexpected visual rhymes and resonances that reward careful and sustained looking. At once deliberately constructed and improvisatory, didactic and deeply felt, these richly built surfaces conjure the full-ness of life, and its complications, allowing for a vast and nuanced multiplicity of meanings.



from February 22, 2024 to March 30, 2024

Opening Reception on 2024-02-22 from 18:00 to 20:00

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