Pace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Mary Corse at the gallery’s newly opened headquarters in Chelsea. This is the first solo presentation of Corse’s work in New York since her retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2018. Recent Paintings will be on view at 540 West 25th Street in the first floor gallery from November 8 through December 21, 2019 with an opening reception on November 7 with the artist in attendance.
The exhibition brings together ten large-scale paintings completed over the past year, which extend the artist’s career-long investigation into perceptual awareness while expanding upon her recent exploration of light as color. Traversing physical and metaphysical experiences of luminosity, Corse’s exhibition at Pace is organized around a central pavilion-like room, in which the artist has installed a series of monumental canvases that incorporate fields of primary color. A new series of Corse’s Inner Band paintings populate an ambulatory space surrounding the pavilion. In tandem with her first-floor exhibition, Pace will exhibit a new monumental outdoor painting on steel, which Corse has installed on the gallery’s sixth-floor outdoor terrace, in addition to a wireless lightbox work powered by a high-frequency Tesla coil from the 1960s.