New York Exhibitions
February 2018

Herbert Ferber | Mark Rothko
February 20–April 14, 2018
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 20, 6–8 PM
34 East 69th Street

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Herbert Ferber (1906–1991) and Mark Rothko (1903–1970). This presentation will explore the decades-long artistic and personal dialogue between these two artists, focusing particularly on the Surrealist-inspired, biomorphic forms that they both employed in their work in the 1940s.

Image: Mark Rothko and Herbert Ferber, 1947 (detail) © The Estate of Herbert Ferber, New York. Courtesy of Waqas Wajahat

Dan Flavin: in daylight or cool white
February 21–April 14, 2018
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 21, 6–8 PM
537 West 20th Street

Dan Flavin: in daylight or cool white will examine the artist’s use of different variations of fluorescent white light in his work from the 1960s.

Beginning in 1963, when he conceived the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi), a single gold, fluorescent lamp installed diagonally on a wall, until his death in 1996, Flavin produced a singularly consistent and prodigious body of work that utilized fluorescent light to create installations (or “situations,” as he preferred to call them) of light and color.

Throughout his career, Flavin experimented with the subtly chromatic and perceptual possibilities afforded by the commercially available variations of “white” fluorescent light (cool white, daylight, warm white, and soft white). This exhibition will present works from this pivotal first decade of his experimentations with ready-made, commercially produced lamps that exemplify and distill—in this restricted palette—his minimal and conceptual approach, showing the varied and nuanced ways in which Flavin’s works establish and redefine the surrounding architecture.

The title refers to Flavin’s seminal text "‘… in daylight or cool white.’ an autobiographical sketch," first published in the December 1965 issue of Artforum.

Homepage: Dan Flavin, the nominal three (to William of Ockham), 1963
Above: Dan Flavin, the diagonal of May 25, 1963, 1963

Stan Douglas: DCT’s and Scenes from the Blackout
February 22–April 7, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, February 22, 6–8 PM
525 West 19th Street

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new photographs by Stan Douglas—the artist’s fourteenth solo exhibition with the gallery. On view will be works from two recent series, DCT (2016–ongoing) and Blackout (2017), that together illustrate the artist’s overarching interest in the nature of photographic representation and its relationship to reality.

Image: Stan Douglas, Solitaire, 2017

Isa Genzken: Sky Energy
February 22–April 7, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, February 22, 6–8 PM
533 West 19th Street

Isa Genzken: Sky Energy, the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, will showcase the diversity of her practice, including a selection of new concrete sculptures, a variety of wall-mounted paintings and assemblages, and iterations of her ongoing Schauspieler (Actors) series.

Image: Isa Genzken, photo by Uwe Epping