Marlene Dumas
Myths & Mortals

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Marlene Dumas that will be on view at the gallery's 537 West 20th Street location. In this exhibition, the artist's second with the gallery and her first solo presentation in New York since 2010, Dumas will debut an expansive series of works on paper originally created for a recent Dutch translation of William Shakespeare’s narrative poem Venus and Adonis (1593) by Hafid Bouazza. Tender and erotic with hints of violence, these drawings depict the story of Venus, the goddess of love, and her tragic passion for the handsome youth Adonis in the artist’s singularly expressive ink wash. Alongside these, the exhibition will feature a selection of new paintings that range from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled canvases that present details of bodily parts and facial features.



Image: Marlene Dumas, She speaks (from the series Venus & Adonis), 2015-2016 (detail)


April 28–June 30, 2018

Opening reception

Saturday, April 28 6-8 PM