Matthew Wong, The Stranger, 2019, acrylic on paper, 16 x 12 1/4 inches
Alex Da Corte and Matthew Wong in The Drawing Center’s 2019 Benefit Auction
September 19, 2019, 6:30 pm
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013 DrawingCenter.org
Join the Drawing Center on Thursday, September 19 for an evening of music, cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by over 40 leading artists.
Participating artists include; Tomma Abts, Richard Aldrich, Noel W Anderson, Kamrooz Aram, Attributed to Arrow (Southern Cheyenne), Tauba Auerbach, Joe Bradley, George Condo, John Currin, Alex Da Corte, Trisha Donnelly, Leonardo Drew, Isa Genzken, John Giorno, Maryam Hoseini, Rashid Johnson, Anna K.E., Brad Kahlhamer, Fernanda Laguna, Bill Lynch, Calvin Marcus, Park McArthur, Hugo McCloud, Troy Michie, Jeanette Mundt, Oscar Murillo, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Maia Cruz Palileo, Adam Pendleton, Ronny Quevedo, Jessi Reaves, Ugo Rondinone, Alan Shields, Josh Smith, Cauleen Smith, Rudolf Stingel, Ryan Sullivan, Henry Taylor, Johanna Unzueta, Cecilia Vicuña, Adrián Villar Rojas, Mary Weatherford, Michael Williams, and Matthew Wong.
Da Corte will discuss his reworking of American pop culture as well as his recent contributions to the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh and the 58th La Biennale di Venezia. His most recent solo exhibition was held at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany (2018). Other recent solo exhibitions include Karma, New York (2018); Secession, Vienna, Austria; Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2016); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2015); and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014, together with Jayson Musson).
Alvin Loving, Septehedron 34, 1970, Acrylic on shaped canvas, 88 5/8 × 102 1/2 inches, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of William Zierler, Inc. in honor of John I. H. Baur 74.65. Courtesy the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Join artist Alex Da Corte and David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection and curator of the exhibition Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s, for a conversation about abstraction, color, and optical perception in painting and related media.
Alex Da Corte creates vibrant and immersive large-scale installations that include wall-based works, sculptures, and videos. Colorful and humorous, his work combines personal narrative, art-historical references, pop-culture characters, and the glossy aesthetics of commercial advertising to explore the absurdity and psychological complexity of the images and stories that pervade contemporary American life.