Spring Selections

March 22 – May 3, 2019

Deborah Butterfield

Aluminum Horse #3, 1981

Aluminum and steel

22 x 33 x 10 inches

Thomas Downing

Grid #15, Saranac, July 15, 1971

Acrylic on canvas

97 x 168 inches

David Hockney

Red, Blue and Green Flowers, 1986

Homemade print in two parts on 120g Arches rag paper. Executed on an office colour copy machine.

28 x 8 1/2 inches

Edition 23/59, signed, numbered and dated by the artist

David Hockney's investigation into the newly invented technology of colour photocopying in 1986, which resulted in the series Home Made Prints, typifies the artist's restless drive and skill in invention over 6 decades. Hockney, fascinated by the new devices, deconstructed the multi-colour printing capability of these office "cameras", and created a series of works, each made by the artist himself with no proofs. Puzzled by the flatness of colour photocopies generated by the early xerox machines, he set out to see if they could be improved upon and soon realized that the colours sharpened if printed one coloured layer at a time. He demonstrated that prints made from these machines with care, attention and an enquiring skill are vastly superior to their products which used as intended, i.e. to make a coloured copy in one single pass. This demonstration, and this typical mode of inquiry, defines completely what makes Hockney one of the greatest artists working today.

Catherine Howe

Mica Painting (Juggy), 2017 

Acrylic Mediums and silver/gold interference mica pigment on canvas 

84 x 60 inches

Robert Motherwell

Brushy Open on Buff Ground, ca. 1983

Acrylic on paper

18 x 26 inches

© 2018 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA

Bernar Venet

220.5 Degree Arc, 1987

Rolled steel with black patina

24 1/2 x 21 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Esteban Vicente

Untitled, 1996

Oil on canvas

50 x 42 inches

Cayce Zavaglia

Orlando, 2018

Hand embroidery: Crewel wool on Belgian linen with acrylic background

24 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches

Press Release

William Shearburn Gallery is proud to present Spring Selections, an exhibition of works including Donald Baechler, Deborah Butterfield, Thomas Downing, Michael Eastman, Susan Etkin, Eric Fischl, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Catherine Howe, Andrew Millner, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, George Rickey, Bernar Venet, Esteban Vicente, Cayce Zavaglia. The exhibition opens March 22, 2019 and runs through May 3, 2019.

For further information, please contact Katherine Rodway Vega, Katherine@shearburngallery.com, 314.367.8020 or visit www.shearburngallery.com