Jaume Plensa: Secret Garden
September 14 - November 11, 2017
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce Secret Garden, an exhibition of new work by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Within Secret Garden, the artist expands on his study of portraiture, a theme central to his practice since his creation of Chicago’s Crown Fountain in 2004. This new body of work features large scale sculptures in wood, stainless steel, bronze, and alabaster, and a suite of works on paper. The exhibition debuts a new series of portraits rendered in stainless steel - a first for Plensa. The sculptures' luminous surfaces echoe the serenity of the models’ expressions, seeking to connect with viewers on an intuitive level. In this way, Plensa’s use of material conveys and inspires quiet thoughtfulness.
Founded in 1963, Richard Gray Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with locations in Chicago and New York City, and is active in both the primary and secondary markets. Secret Garden will be the second exhibition to take place at the gallery’s newly inaugurated space.