“David Hockney: La Grande Cour, Normandy” at the new Pace Gallery. Courtesy of Art Net.

Pace Gallery‘s newly inaugurated 8-floor townhouse Chelsea location opened this past September 12th with a champagne bar, a series of exhibitions, and surprise concerts.  The 19-foot-high ceilings gallery hosted an impressive multi-sensory experience composed of contrasting art, video, sculpture gardens, installations and music. A surprise concert by The Who and a a jazz performance by composer Graham Reynolds made the event one for the books; but what the crowd flocked to the westside for was the art exhibits by artists Fred Wilson, Alexander Calder, Loie Hollowell, and David Hockney.

“It puts me in a context of the new and exciting, as well as the tried and true,” said artist Fred Wilson about the grouping. “All of our work is different from one another’s, though I think being seen together will reveal synergies that would never have been seen otherwise. It will allow for different readings of our work and different conversations that might never have occurred.”

The inauguration at Pace Gallery. Courtesy of Forbes

Working in close collaboration with the Calder Foundation, New York, Pace is currently showing approximately seventy works by Alexander Calder spanning the 1920s to the 1960s, that delineate the history of the mobile as it has never been shown before.  A monographic exhibition showcasing five of Fred Wilson’s Murano glass chandeliers  hanging from the 7th floor gallery’s 19-foot ceiling is also on view. These works span fifteen years and are being shown as a group for the first time. Also on view will be David Hockney’s Normandy home paintings, Peter Hujar’s black and white photography and Hollowell’s self-portraits.

Exhibitions on view:

Fred Wilson: Chandeliers
Sep 14–Oct 12, 2019

Loie Hollowell: Plumb Line
Sep 14–Oct 19, 2019

David Hockney: La Grande Cour, Normandy
Sep 14–Oct 19, 2019

Peter Hujar: Master Class
Sep 14–Oct 19, 2019

Alexander Calder: Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere
Sep 14–Oct 26, 2019

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About Pace Gallery
Under the leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace is a vital force within the art world and plays a critical role in shaping the history, creation, and engagement with modern and contemporary art. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy for vibrant and dedicated relationships with renowned artists. As the gallery approaches the start of its seventh decade, Pace’s mission continues to be inspired by our drive to support the world’s most influential and innovative artists and to share their visionary work with people around the world.

Pace advances this mission through its dynamic global program, comprising ambitious exhibitions, artist projects, public installations, institutional collaborations, and curatorial research and writing. Today, Pace has 7 locations worldwide: a new flagship gallery at 540 West 25th Street in New York; one in London; one in Geneva; one in Palo Alto, California; one in Hong Kong; one in Seoul; and an office space in Beijing.

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