press release

Christopher Wool

11 March – Summer 2020

Galerie Max Hetzler, London is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works on paper and sculptures by Christopher Wool. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK since 2006 and the eighth solo show with Galerie Max Hetzler since 1989.

Integrating both mechanical and analogue processes, the works on paper combine a silkscreen printing process, overpainted with oil and enamel. In these layered works Wool blurs the division between painting and printing, reproduction and original.

Sourced from the open landscape of the desert, the structure of the metal sculptures is drawn from tangled ranching wire found on the artist’s property in Marfa, Texas. The twisted and looping three-dimensional structures evidence Wool’s affinity for the line and continue his open-ended experimentation with form.

Christopher Wool (*1955, Chicago) lives and works in New York and Marfa, Texas. Solo shows include the Hill Art Foundation, New York (2019); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2014); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2013); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2012); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2009); Museu Serralves, Porto (2008); Camden Art Centre, London (2004); Secession, Vienna (2001); MOCA, Los Angeles and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (both 1998). The artist's work was included in the 54th Biennale di Venezia in 2011 and the 7th Biennale de Lyon in 2003.

Works by Christopher Wool are held in major public collections including Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel and Migros Museum, Zurich among others.

A single-artist presentation of Christopher Wool’s work is currently on view at the Broad, Los Angeles until 31 December 2020. The in-depth installation features works spanning from 1985 to 2015.