Garth Weiser, 8 x 20 ft., Marfa, December 2011 (2011)
December 10, 2011 - March 10, 2012
Garth Weiser, 8 x 20 ft., Marfa, December 2011, 2011, durock, plaster, wood, tempera paint, 96 x 240 x 5 in. (243.84 x 609.6 x 12.7 cm.). Photo courtesy of Mary Lou Saxon.
Garth Weiser is a New York-based painter whose work deals with deterioration, excavation, pattern, color, and geometry.
As part of Nothing Beside Remains, Weiser has created an 8 x 20 foot wall, painted in a solid monochrome blue and situated in a large plot of desert land in Antelope Hills. Reminiscent of Yves Klein's patented color, the installation will slowly degrade throughout the exhibition's duration. Cracking and eroding under the harsh desert conditions, the work will function to record and internalize its own history of surface and pattern.
Weiser has had solo exhibitions at Casey Kaplan, New York (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011); Norma Mangione, Torino (2010); White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2010); The Suburban, Oak Park (2010); Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco (2010); Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago (2007); and Guild & Greyshkul, New York (2005, 2006). Recent selected group exhibitions include Minimal Optical, Conduits, Milan (2011); Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2011); Expanded Painting International, Prague Biennial, Czech Republic (2011); Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboy Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (2010); and Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana (2010).
- Cross San Antonio Street going north on Highland Avenue
Turn right on Oak Street
- Oak Street turns into Ranch Road 1112
- Turn right on Antelope Hills Road
- Stay left at fork to go under wooden frame
- Follow road until forced to turn right at end
- Straight over bump in road and turn right toward entry gate
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Special thanks to Michelle Kirk.