The gallery is pleased to present a dialogue exhibition between his two American artists, Jack Youngerman (* 1926), a great friend of François Morellet who died in 2016 and Hanna Sandin (* 1981), New York artist whose sculptural work has attracted a lot of attention for several years, from February 22 to May 5.
This project is a second version of the one we presented last autumn during our participation in the fair Paris International. It brings together a set of recent works on paper by Jack Youngerman, an entire wall will give the impression to the viewer to visit his studio.
These works, in which color plays a major role and which rely on a particularly studied research of composition, highlight a singular development around abstraction, of which Youngerman is one of the most important representatives, and this from the beginning 1950s, when he lived in Paris.
On his return to the United States, he was then engaged in New York contemporary art, with other artists friends including Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella or Agnès Martin.
His recent works, symmetrical arrangements, “faceted” sometimes similar to escutcheons, are characterized by an outward radiation from a central core and forming images saturated with color.
In 2010, the gallery discovered the work of Hanna Sandin during the exhibition The Logic of Association which took place at MoMA PS1. Inspired by language, Hanna Sandin essentially makes mobiles, suspended or soclés, whose structure is similar to that of visual forms used by linguists: it is a kind of tree, allegories of a system of classification.
Her work was featured last year in Vanishing Points, a project designed by Andrianna Campbell and held at the James Cohan Gallery in New York. The exhibition at the gallery reveals some of its latest copper sculptures, the Rod Construct, which are articulated in the space following different configurations.