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Gallery Reopening

We are pleased to announce that the gallery has reopened with the exhibition Gary Simmons: Screaming into the Ether. Our hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 11am to 5pm.

While we are excited to welcome you back, the safety of our visitors and staff is of utmost importance. In accordance with New York State’s reopening guidelines we will require all guests to wear a mask and practice social distancing when at the gallery. Therefore, we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 10 visitors at a time. Schedule your visit by emailing gallery@metropictures.com or calling 212 206 7100.

Thank you for your understanding and patience, and we look forward to seeing you in Chelsea soon.

In Support of Change

Following the lead of our neighbor Gladstone Gallery and in solidarity with all those fighting against police brutality and racial injustice, Metro Pictures will match one hundred $100 donations to the following organizations:

Black Lives Matter blacklivesmatter.com
Reclaim The Block reclaimtheblock.org
Equal Justice Initiative eji.org
The Bail Project bailproject.org
NAACP Legal Defense Fund naacpldf.org
Know Your Rights Camp knowyourrightscamp.com
Communities United for Police Reform changethenypd.org

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that donated and sent us receipts. Together we raised over $20,000.

Online Exhibitions

To view the exhibitions, please click here and sign in.

Nina Beier
A Closer Look: Men

Nina Beier’s permanent sculpture Men is the latest subject of the gallery's ongoing series A Closer Look, which focuses on a single artwork or exhibition. Beier was invited to produce a work in the town of Nieuwpoort, Belgium, on the occasion of the 2018 Beaufort Triennial, an exhibition set along the country’s coastline. Her contribution springs from the sculptural tradition of public equestrian statues found throughout Belgium. The figures in Beier’s tableau appear to either emerge onto the shore from the depths or are consumed by the ocean that increasingly engulfs them as the tide goes in and out.

Jim Shaw
Dad's Drawings

After Jim Shaw’s parents passed away several years ago, the artist discovered something about his father he had never known––he had taken correspondence art classes and had an entire trove of work, along with instructor critiques and overlays, that Jim had never seen. Visit our online viewing room to see a selection of these drawings and learn how Jim has incorporated them into his practice.

Latifa Echakhch
A Closer Look: The Sun and the Set
Echakhch's exhibition The Sun and the Set is the latest subject of the gallery's ongoing online viewing room series A Closer Look, which focuses on a single artwork or exhibition. Her current survey show at BPS22 Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut in Charleroi, Belgium, is an opportunity to examine the threads that have tied her paintings, sculptures, and installations together for more than fifteen years.

B. Wurtz
Pan Paintings

Since 1990 B. Wurtz has produced an ongoing body of work that he calls “pan paintings”—a series of charming wall pieces made from dispoable aluminum food containers and baking pans purchased at local grocery and variety stores.

Camille Henrot
Paintings

Metro Pictures and Kamel Mennour are delighted to present the paintings of Camille Henrot for the first time in this special two-part online exhibition. An artist known for her diverse output, this presentation features seven new works from three ongoing series.

Robert Longo
A Closer Look: After Titian

Discover the story behind this iconic Robert Longo work, Untitled (X-Ray of Venus with a Mirror, 1555, After Titian), in our new online viewing room. Part of a series based on x-rays of famous artworks sourced from international museum conservation departments, this particular drawing depicts the x-ray of the famed titular Titian painting housed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Olaf Breuning
Out of Balance

This selection of colorful new woodcut landscapes and carved stone sculptures by Olaf Breuning draws on the natural world to consider the pressing environmental concerns we face today.

Shelter in Place
Organized by Metro Pictures's Ryan Muller, this online exhibition explores how artists have envisioned new possibilities for architecture. It includes work by Cui Jie, René Daniëls, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, David Maljkovic, John Miller, Trevor Paglen, Jim Shaw, Gary Simmons, Sara VanDerBeek, and B. Wurtz.

Dog Days
This exhibition brings together a selection of works that draw on man’s best friend for inspiration. It includes work by Nina Beier, Jack Goldstein, Camille Henrot, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Oliver Laric, John Miller, Paulina Olowska, Jim Shaw, and Cindy Sherman.

"'Armageddon'"
Oliver Laric, Louise Lawler, Sara VanDerBeek

Organized by Metro Pictures director Alexander Ferrando, this online exhibition brings together the work of three artists who incorporate historical sculpture into their practices. Read about the exhibition in the New York Times.

Gary Simmons
Screaming into the Ether 

Simmons's latest exhibition expands the artist’s decades-long examination into the propagation of racial stereotypes through American media and its devastating effects on how people of color perceive themselves and are perceived by others. The exhibition is now also open by appointment at the gallery. Schedule a visit by emailing gallery@metropictures.com or calling 212 206 7100. We are open Tuesday through Friday, from 11am to 5pm.

Online Screenings

Camille Henrot
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henrot's Grosse Fatigue (2013), which won the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale, is included in Virtual Views: Video Lives - a screening of films from MoMA's collection that is free to stream on their website. The seven films consider how artists have responded to the invasion of the camera into intimate spaces of work and life.

To watch the film and for more information, please visit moma.org/magazine.

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
Henrot's film Deep Inside (2005) is available to stream as part of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève's 5th Floor platform. Click here to watch.

Artist Livestreams

Olaf Breuning
Breuning and and Gianni Jetzer – Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. – discussed Breuning's online exhibition Out of Balance on Instagram Live on May 20, 2020. Click here to watch the conversation.

Judith Hopf
Click here to watch a conversation between Judith Hopf and Metro Pictures director Allison Card from April 29, 2020 on Instagram Live.

Trevor Paglen
Paglen spoke with Artnet News's editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein for an episode of their The Art Angle podcast. Click here to listen to the discussion.

Gary Simmons
Simmons and curator Helen Molesworth discussed Simmons's exhibition Screaming into the Ether on Instagram Live on April 17, 2020. Click here to watch the conversation.

Simmons also spoke with curator Heidi Zuckerman for an episode of her Conversations about Art podcast. Click here to listen to the discussion.

Sara VanDerBeek
Click here to watch a conversation between Sara VanDerBeek and queer/feminist writer, curator, poet, and art historian William J. Simmons from May 14, 2020 on Instagram Live.

Activities for Home

Download Louise Lawler's Tracings to Color at Home
Louise Lawler has made 12 tracings – black-and-white line versions of her photographs produced with artist and children’s book illustrator Jon Buller – available for children and adults of all ages to print and use as coloring sheets. To access the project, please visit MoMA.org/magazine.

Paulina Olowska's Paper-Doll Clothes
T Magazine asked Paulina Olowska and a group of illustrators, artists, and designers to create paper-doll outfits. To see them all and download the project, visit NYTimes.com.

Artist Spotify Playlists

Click here to listen to playlists by Olaf Breuning, André Butzer, Robert Longo, John Miller, Gary Simmons, Alexandre Singh, and B. Wurtz on Spotify.

Mask Crusaders

Mask Crusaders is a platform where artists, institutions, workshops, laborers, and others are able to donate their personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 crisis. To donate PPE, receive PPE, volunteer, or create a new network of the platform in your area, please click here.

Catherine Sullivan Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Catherine Sullivan on receiving a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for Film! For more information on the award, please visit gf.org.

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