Date(s) - 03/07/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gagosian Shop is hosting a book signing with Dan Colen to celebrate the publication of High Noon, a catalogue of his Desert Paintings (2015–19).
Exhibited at Gagosian Beverly Hills in 2018, these large-scale paintings are lush yet schematic interpretations of the arid landscapes from Chuck Jones’s animated shorts featuring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. The volume also documents two new performances interrogating the conventions of the Hollywood cowboy, At Least They Died Together and Carry On Cowboy (both 2018), which Colen created in collaboration with choreographer Dimitri Chamblas and presented in the gallery with the paintings as backdrop.
An essay by curator Douglas Fogle places the Desert Paintings in dialogue with Waiting for Godot, Barnett Newman’s “zips,” and iconic westerns such as The Searchers, and a conversation between Colen and Chamblas, moderated by Fogle, delves into their collaboration and choreographic process.
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