Hockney, Chicago, at Gray Warehouse
Hockney goes 3-D. Well, he probably thought in 5-D long before any of us were aware of the possibilities of 3-dimensional multimedia installments, but let’s be frank, he’s always been a step ahead. The 81-year old legend came from the fringes of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and now has his first Chicago gallery show in almost five years. And Windy City Beasts, this is free, so no excuse not to stop by.
Time and More, Space and More… marks over 400 solo exhibitions for Hockney, but making its gallery debut at the center of the exhibition is his video installation The Four Seasons, Woldgate Woods, 2010-2011, which was exhibited in 2017 at Paris’ Pompidou Centre and at Tate Britain. Seen in the larger photo above, the work is composed of four 9-channel video walls and arranged within the space like the directions of a compass. It depicts the same view down a tree-lined country road in Yorkshire, in four seasons. The video installation conveys Hockney’s agility in multiplying time and perspectives – a skill he honed in the 1980s using polaroid photography. This and more video/photographic work will be on display at the Gray Warehouse.
Hockney, Chicago, from the official gallery bio:
David Hockney (b. 1937, Bradford, United Kingdom) is widely celebrated as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, Hockney’s career first gained momentum in his mid-twenties after receiving the Gold Medal from London’s Royal College of Art. In the late 1960s, Hockney spent an extended period of time in Los Angeles, further establishing himself as a master painter and draftsman, and prolific interdisciplinary artist. His aesthetic pursuits span a range of disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, stage design, and video, often incorporating digital technologies like fax machines, laser copiers, iPads and 3D modeling software into his process.
Time and More, Space and More… is free – and the perfect first date spot. Check the website for more info.
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Featured image: Installation view, The Four Seasons, Woldgate Woods, 2010–2011, 36 digital videos synchronized
© David Hockney. Photo credit: Jim Prinz.
A former ABC National, Dallas and Atlanta radio personality, Martina O'Boyle is now making movies and covering culture in London, Dublin, and as far in Europe as the cheapie flights will take her, for Pop Culture Beast.