From January 18 to March 11, 2017, Lévy Gorvy Gallery presents the first-ever pairing of abstract landscapes by artists Zao Wou-Ki and Willem de Kooning. Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present the first exhibition ever to pair the abstract landscapes of Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).

Although contemporaries, the two postwar masters of painting never met, and the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy marks the first time their work will be presented together. With a selection of over twenty paintings spanning from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' intends to bridge an East-West dialogue, placing the two artists in conversation by means of their work. Side-by-side juxtapositions will reveal striking affinities between the two artists, suggesting heretofore unrecognized connections between the ways in which de Kooning and Zao addressed composition and motif to achieve breakthroughs that remain relevant to contemporary painting.

Rather than equating the two artists, the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy seeks to initiate a dialogue between their sensibilities and approaches to the language of abstraction. Neither artist completely abandoned the representational tradition; instead, each worked abstractly within the parameters of landscape imagery. Comparing their work, the exhibition reveals a subterranean resonance that traversed the art world in the immediate postwar generation.

With the full support of the Willem de Kooning Trust and the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki, this exhibition will inaugurate the new partnership of Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, and will be the first presentation in their gallery’s expanded space at 909 Madison Avenue. 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' will later travel to Hong Kong.


LOCATION: Dominique Lévy Gallery
DATES: January 18 - March 11, 2017
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Lévy Gorvy 909 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021

Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki at Lévy Gorvy Gallery

When
Jan 18 - Mar 11, 2017
Where
Lévy Gorvy
909 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(L) Untitled, Zao Wou-Ki, 1949 / (R) Sail Cloth, Willem de Kooning, 1949

From January 18 to March 11, 2017, Lévy Gorvy Gallery presents the first-ever pairing of abstract landscapes by artists Zao Wou-Ki and Willem de Kooning. Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present the first exhibition ever to pair the abstract landscapes of Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).

Although contemporaries, the two postwar masters of painting never met, and the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy marks the first time their work will be presented together. With a selection of over twenty paintings spanning from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' intends to bridge an East-West dialogue, placing the two artists in conversation by means of their work. Side-by-side juxtapositions will reveal striking affinities between the two artists, suggesting heretofore unrecognized connections between the ways in which de Kooning and Zao addressed composition and motif to achieve breakthroughs that remain relevant to contemporary painting.

Rather than equating the two artists, the exhibition at Lévy Gorvy seeks to initiate a dialogue between their sensibilities and approaches to the language of abstraction. Neither artist completely abandoned the representational tradition; instead, each worked abstractly within the parameters of landscape imagery. Comparing their work, the exhibition reveals a subterranean resonance that traversed the art world in the immediate postwar generation.

With the full support of the Willem de Kooning Trust and the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki, this exhibition will inaugurate the new partnership of Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, and will be the first presentation in their gallery’s expanded space at 909 Madison Avenue. 'Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki' will later travel to Hong Kong.


LOCATION: Dominique Lévy Gallery
DATES: January 18 - March 11, 2017
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