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To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the reopening of our original space at 60 Frith Street, Soho Square, where the gallery first operated in 1989. Since opening, Frith Street Gallery has emerged as one of the art world’s most interesting forces, instrumental in developing the careers of internationally renowned figures as well as supporting those at earlier stages of their career. The reopening of the space marks our achievements to date and our quarter century.
Juan Uslé: Dark Light
27 February – 25 May 2014
It is for the first time that the series of works of the so-called “black paintings”, “Soñé que revelabas” (“I dreamed that you appeared”), by Spanish painter Juan Uslé (Documenta IX and others) is presented in a German museum. Since 1997, Uslé has been creating this series of paintings which currently comprises 50 works and which takes a central position in his oeuvre. In his works belonging to “Soñé que revelabas”, which are mainly painted at night, Uslé realizes a highly concentrated, meditative disquisition on the structural conditions of painting and the painting process. Every brush mark on these works is charged in two different ways: On the one hand, they depict the painterly gesture and thus classify themselves as part of the tradition of self-reflective abstract painting. On the other hand, every brush mark can be regarded as the painter’s heartbeat which turns the works into manifestations of the painter’s direct and “sensual” bodily connection with his paintings.
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma, Spain
29 January – 2 May 2010
Juan Uslé‘s work reflects on the possibilities of painting. It has an intriguing intensity borne from plays of colour and the nuances of pattern and gesture. The works in this exhibition communicate the accelerated buzz of New York City as well as the nature of the Cantabrian village of Saro; the places between which he divides his time.
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