Llyn Foulkes

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of major works by Los Angeles-based artist Llyn Foulkes, on view at 533 West 19th Street in New York. Including exemplary works from 1964 to 2005, the exhibition comprises three series that define Foulkes's six-decade-long career: mountainous landscapes, "bloody head" portraits, and narrative tableaux.

 

Foulkes's singular oeuvre has inhabited and excavated the remains of the American West and its attendant promise of freedom and prosperity. Probing a once wondrous frontier, now rendered a wasteland, Foulkes exposes the American Dream as co-opted by an increasingly commercialized, corporatized, and militarized society. The landscape of the American West features prominently throughout his works, signifying both the once-cherished myth and subsequent failure of the American Dream.

 

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Location

533 West 19th Street
New York
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Dates

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Opening reception

Saturday, April 29, 6- 8 PM

Guided tour of the exhibition with Margot Norton

Saturday, May 6, 4 PM

Artist

Llyn Foulkes
Llyn Foulkes
Nob Hill, 1964-1965
65 1/2 x 107 1/4 inches (166.4 x 272.4 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Death Valley. Calif., 1964
63 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches (161.3 x 158.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Untitled, 1963
60 x 63 1/2 inches (152.4 x 161.3 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Carte Postale, 1975
20 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches (52.1 x 44.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
The Last Postcard, 1975
13 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches (34 x 28.6 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde, 1974
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches (27 x 36.5 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
The Splash, 1984
72 x 96 inches (182.9 x 243.8 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Big Sur, 1984
108 5/8 x 65 3/4 inches (275.9 x 167 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Who's on Third?, 1971-1973
48 5/8 x 39 1/8 inches (123.5 x 99.4 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Art Official, 1985
55 x 46 inches (139.7 x 116.8 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Paulo, 1985
14 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (36.8 x 32.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Where Did I Go Wrong?, 1991
74 1/8 x 56 3/4 inches (188.3 x 144.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
To Ub Iwerks (Portrait of Walt Disney), 1995
25 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches (64.8 x 55.6 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Self Portrait. End of the Dream, 2002
21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches (54.6 x 43.8 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Portrait of Walt Disney, 2004-2005
20 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (52.1 x 41.9 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Old Glory, 1996/2001-2003
39 3/4 x 46 1/8 inches (101 x 117.2 cm)