Jim Dine at Alan Cristea Gallery
AN EXHIBITION entitled Jim Dine: Hearts from New York, Göttingen, and New Delhi will be on display at the Alan Cristea Gallery from April 21 to May 22, 2010 .
“I always need to find some theme, some tangible subject matter besides the paint itself. Otherwise I would have been an abstract artist. I need that hook…Something to hang my landscape on.” Jim Dine in Jim Dine: Five Themes, 1984.
Such is Jim Dine’s importance that his work has been celebrated in solo exhibitions from the Guggenheim to the Getty in his native America and in museums in major cities across the length and breadth of Europe over the past 55 years.
As he nears his 75th birthday, the demand for his work from institutions and collectors grows ever greater and he still exerts enormous influence over contemporary art practice both here in the UK and abroad.
The “Heart”, one of his most enduring vehicles for his explorations of line and colour and one of his most expressive motifs, will be the common denominator in some 40 recent works, made in his studios in New York and Gottingen, Germany, and on a recent journey to India that will feature in the exhibition.
Dine is the Renaissance man of contemporary art – originally performance artist, now at once poet, writer, photographer, sculptor, painter and printmaker.
The exhibition will concentrate on a series of some twenty watercolours and a similar amount of limited edition prints which combine new and time-honoured technology – etching, screenprinting and digital printing.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated and documented catalogue.
Times: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm, Saturday from 11am to 2pm.
Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NU
Tel: 020 7439 1866
From Zero, an exhibition of ceramic installations by Edmund de Waal, runs at the Alan Cristea Gallery from March 18 to April 17, 2010.