Opening Reception: Terry Winters, Hipkiss, Eduardo Navarro, Inka Essenhigh

Terry Winters, 7-Fold Sequence, One, 2008. Graphite on paper, 29 ½ × 41 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. Image © Terry Winters, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Please join us April 5th for the opening reception of our spring shows: Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions, Hipkiss: Bulwark, Eduardo Navarro: Into Ourselves and Inka Essenhigh: Manhattanhenge.

Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions will present an overview of Winters’s drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters’s practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.

Hipkiss: Bulwark is the first solo museum show in New York by Anglo-French artists Alpha and Chris Mason, known collectively as Hipkiss, and will present the most recent cycle of drawings in their series The Towers (2015–ongoing). The drawings pull from the myriad allegorical significance of towers as symbols for transcendence, irrational ambition, and piety.

Eduardo Navarro: Into Ourselves is a new short-term project by Argentinian artist Eduardo Navarro. It includes a new series of edible drawings, inspired by quantum physics––specifically the “holographic principle,” which describes how information in the universe can only be scrambled but never destroyed.

Inka Essenhigh: Manhattanhenge will illustrate the story of an imaginary contest staged on a New York City street in which new glass-and-steel condominiums with human attributes engage in a showdown with the city’s more conventional buildings. Drawn directly on the wall, Essenhigh’s anthropomorphic buildings will encircle the central motif of the drawing, a golden sunset that replicates “Manhattanhenge”—the effect of the sun when aligned precisely with the city grid—which has long been a mythic part of the city’s monumental architecture.