Luc Tuymans
Superstition

Opening on Saturday, October 29 the gallery will present an exhibition of new paintings by Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. The show is entitled "Superstition".

 

This will be Luc Tuymans' first one-person exhibition in the United States. In Europe, his recent exhibitions include Dokumenta IX in Kassel, Germany; as well shows at Museum Hans Lange, Krefeld; Hayward Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; and Kunsthalle Bern. Before coming to the gallery, the exhibition "Superstition" was first shown at the Kunsthalle Portikus, run by Kasper König in Frankfurt, Germany. The Portikus has produced a catalog for this exhibition which will be available at the gallery.

 

In his paintings, Luc Tuymans uses a muted palette that shuns bright primary colors. He chooses to work on small to medium scale canvasses. Due to the total absence of spectacle, the work demands a thorough investigation and will not give itself away on a superficial reading. The work is highly painterly, the brushwork is explicit, simple, and direct–it reveals the process of making.

 

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