White Columns Fall

9 Sep 2017 – 21 Oct 2017

White Columns

New York
New York, United States


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Four Exhibitions:Jack Drummer, Helen Rae, Will Sheldon and Walter Swennen.


Gallery. Jack Drummer
The first New York exhibition in many decades by the Buffalo-based artist Jack (aka John E.)  Drummer (1935-2013). The exhibition will focus on Drummer’s late work, made during the last twenty-five years of his life. Related to developments in Minimalism and post-Minimalism, Drummer's art is perhaps closer in sensibility (and spirit) to Italian Arte Povera. Using commonplace materials – including his signature sheets of stretched, dyed and manipulated rubber - Drummer created formally complex works of an often-unexpected beauty. 

White Room. Helen Rae
The first New York exhibition by the Los Angeles-based artist Helen Rae (b. 1940). This will be Rae's second solo exhibition following her widely acclaimed 2016 Los Angeles debut. The exhibition will consist of a recent group of Rae’s dense, fragmentary colored pencil drawings derived from photographic images sourced in contemporary fashion magazines. Rae is affiliated with First Street Gallery Art Center, Claremont, CA, a studio and gallery program that supports a community of artists living and working with mental and developmental disabilities. 

White Room Will Sheldon
A solo exhibition by the New York-based artist Will Sheldon. Sheldon's practice takes the form of an expanded approach to drawing, one that unashamedly embraces craft, illustration, and adolescent aesthetics. About Sheldon’s “wild and compassionate vision”, the writer Reba Maybury has observed that: “Sheldon's world addresses some of the globe's most intimate and arousing subjects then disrupts them without aggression, but instead with a fantastical eccentricity that allows everyone in."

Project Walter Swennen
In parallel to his solo exhibition at New York’s Gladstone Gallery, White Columns is proud to present a focused display of earlier works by the celebrated Belgian artist Walter Swennen (b. 1946) alongside a collective film (featuring Swennen) made by Jacques Charlier, that was originally shown in the Paris Biennial, 1971.  Additionally White Columns will host a one-off screening of the 2016 documentary about Swennen “The Crimson Tongue” (dir. Violaine de Villiers, 2016), followed by a conversation with the artist. (Screening date and time to be finalized. Check website for more information.)


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