Julian Schnabel 'Re-Reading'
September 14 — October 14, 2017
Opening on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 — from 6 to 8 pm
Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present Re-Reading, featuring recent works by Julian Schnabel. The title of the exhibition, Re-Reading refers to works on paper; reproduced found images on cardboard, reproductions of wallpaper that have been recycled and reenlisted serving as a palimpsest and ground for a stasis where anything can occur; two chairs, and spray painted Plexiglas works that cover found enlarged photos from a book on Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba.
Schnabel is an artist whose practice(s) transcend(s) all known genres or media: we all know about his dual interest in filmmaking and painting; not many, however, know that he is also an interior designer, an engraver, a musician, and a furniture maker. Indeed, he is also a writer, and—the accurate word doesn't exist in English—a reader. He is a 'reader' in a greater sense than the word conveys: one who is actively engaged and compelled, and himself compelling, one who turns reading into something more than a mere daily instrumental activity. Schnabel, in Flaubert's sense, is a liseur. At Almine Rech, Schnabel will invite us to become liseurs ourselves throughout this visual and literary dialogue.
Image: Julian Schnabel, Untitled, 2017
Painted bronze with velvet cushion
115,6 x 57,2 x 68,6 cm
45 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 27 inches
© Julian Schnabel Studio. Photo by Tom Powel Imaging.
Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery
Almine Rech Gallery
39 East 78th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10075, USA