SHADOW LIGHT

October 4 to November 17, 2012
James Bishop, Antonio Calderara, Andreas Christen, Joseph Egan, Sol LeWitt, Ree Morton, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, David Rabinowitch, Glen Rubsamen, Robert Wilson

From James Bishop to Sol LeWitt – from Giorgio Morandi to Bram van Velde

James Bishop (*1927), Alexandre Calame (1810–1864), Antonio Calderara (1903–1978), Eugène Carrière (1849–1906), Andreas Christen (1936–2006), Joseph Egan (*1952), Lucio Fontana (1899–1968), Fernand Khnopff (1858–1921), Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), Otto Meyer-Amden (1885–1933), Henri Michaux (1899–1984), Ree Morton (1936–1977), Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964), Sylvia Plimack Mangold (*1938), David Rabinowitch (*1943), Glen Rubsamen (*1957), Fred Sandback (1943–2003), Jan Schoonhoven (1914–1994), Pierre Tal-Coat (1905–1985), Félix Vallotton (1865–1925), Bram van Velde (1895–1981), Robert Wilson (*1941)

“What is more mysterious than clarity?”, writes Paul Valéry. “What more capricious than the way in which light and shade are distributed over the hours and over men?” ('Eupalinos, or the Architect')

The majority of the presented works are drawings and works on paper. A number of objects and large-format paintings are likewise part of the carefully assembled show, which also incorporates loans from private holdings. Shadow Light touches on places and moments of amalgamation and dispersal, of demarcation and nuance. Surface and depth open up in a richly differentiated dialogue. A broadly defined set of visual themes links the exhibited works whose origins span a good hundred years.

In the 1980s, James Bishop painted “Maintenant”, a canvas with a format of 193x193 cm. In 2012, the artist recalled the wonderful dark gray masterpiece with small dark paintings on paper. This gesture provided the impetus for our project as well as its guiding principle.

Bishop’s work group can thus be seen in its entirety. The other works by some fifteen artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries find surprising areas of common ground. Shadings from deep black to mild gray point the way toward broken areas of white and the beginnings of coloration. With unaffected and natural ease, an echo chamber unfolds that touches on artistic motifs and approaches whose relevance in the history of the fine arts continues to act as a unifying, groundbreaking force.

This exhibition appeals to those of our friends who enjoy taking time for an intensive and demanding art experience.

Installation views

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 1

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 2

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 3

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 4

 				James Bishop,  				Antonio Calderara,  				Andreas Christen,  				Joseph Egan,  				Sol LeWitt,  				Ree Morton,  				Sylvia Plimack Mangold,  				David Rabinowitch,  				Glen Rubsamen,  				Robert Wilson, SHADOW LIGHT

Installation view room 4

Works

James Bishop / James Bishop (*1927) Untitled  2012  12.9 x 12.5 cm Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop (*1927)
Untitled
2012
12.9 x 12.5 cm
Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop (*1927) Untitled  2012  12.9 x 11.8 cm Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop (*1927)
Untitled
2012
12.9 x 11.8 cm
Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop (*1927) Untitled  2012  13.1 x 12.2 cm Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop (*1927)
Untitled
2012
13.1 x 12.2 cm
Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop (*1927) Untitled  2012  13.2 x 11.5 cm Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop (*1927)
Untitled
2012
13.2 x 11.5 cm
Oil and crayon on paper

James Bishop / James Bishop (*1927) Maintenant  1981  193 x 193 cm Oil on canvas

James Bishop (*1927)
Maintenant
1981
193 x 193 cm
Oil on canvas

James Bishop / James Bishop (*1927) Maintenant  1981  193 x 193 cm Oil on canvas

James Bishop (*1927)
Maintenant
1981
193 x 193 cm
Oil on canvas

Antonio Calderara / Antonio Calderara  (1903-1978)  Senza Titolo  1974 oil on wood 27 x 27 cm  Milano, Piazza C. Correnti nella nebbia  1931 oil on canvas 51.3 x 63 cm

Antonio Calderara
(1903-1978)

Senza Titolo
1974
oil on wood
27 x 27 cm

Milano, Piazza C. Correnti nella nebbia
1931
oil on canvas
51.3 x 63 cm

Andreas Christen / Andres Christen (1936-2006) Ohne Titel  1988 82 x 84 x 8.5 cm MDF, white paint sprayed

Andres Christen (1936-2006)
Ohne Titel
1988
82 x 84 x 8.5 cm
MDF, white paint sprayed

Andreas Christen / Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994) R 71-29  1971  43 x 43 cm Pappe, Papier, weisse Latexfarbe, Holz

Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994)
R 71-29
1971
43 x 43 cm
Pappe, Papier, weisse Latexfarbe, Holz

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan (*1952) glow  2010  26.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm various paints and sand on wood

Joseph Egan (*1952)
glow
2010
26.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm
various paints and sand on wood

Joseph Egan / Joseph Egan (*1952)  Colours in the world (Nr. 7)  1998  35 x 45 cm framed: 50 x 59.5 x 2.5 cm oil paints on paper

Joseph Egan (*1952)
Colours in the world (Nr. 7)
1998
35 x 45 cm
framed: 50 x 59.5 x 2.5 cm
oil paints on paper

Sol LeWitt / Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) Horizontal Bands (More or Less)  2002  154 x 147 cm Gouache on paper

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
Horizontal Bands (More or Less)
2002
154 x 147 cm
Gouache on paper

Sol LeWitt / Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) Horizontal Bands (More or Less)  2002  154 x 147 cm Gouache on paper

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
Horizontal Bands (More or Less)
2002
154 x 147 cm
Gouache on paper

Sol LeWitt / Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) 5 Drawings for Moderna Museet  1983  32.5 x 50 cm Pencil and ink on paper

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
5 Drawings for Moderna Museet
1983
32.5 x 50 cm
Pencil and ink on paper

Ree Morton / Ree Morton (1936-1977) Untitled  1968 - 1970  41.9 x 59.7 cm Graphite on Masonite

Ree Morton (1936-1977)
Untitled
1968 - 1970
41.9 x 59.7 cm
Graphite on Masonite

Sylvia Plimack Mangold / Sylvia Plimack Mangold (*1938) One Stroke  1979 Oil on canvas 38 x 50.7 cm

Sylvia Plimack Mangold (*1938)
One Stroke
1979
Oil on canvas
38 x 50.7 cm

David Rabinowitch / David Rabinowitch (*1943) Colour Tree Drawing  1996  45 x 32 cm Wax medium, pigment, pencil and oilpaint on paper

David Rabinowitch (*1943)
Colour Tree Drawing
1996
45 x 32 cm
Wax medium, pigment, pencil and oilpaint on paper

Glen Rubsamen / Glen Rubsamen (*1957) Just Getting To Know You...  2009  60 x 50 cm Acrylic on linen

Glen Rubsamen (*1957)
Just Getting To Know You...
2009
60 x 50 cm
Acrylic on linen

Robert Wilson / Robert Wilson (*1941) Siegfried  2001  4 sheets each 8 x 25.5 cm (26 x 117 cm) aquacolor on paper

Robert Wilson (*1941)
Siegfried
2001
4 sheets each 8 x 25.5 cm (26 x 117 cm)
aquacolor on paper