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Alex Katz is a pivotal figure in American figurative art. His colorful, stylized, flat portraiture and paintings stand in stark contrast to the Abstract Expressionism in which he came of age. Not quite minimalist, his deadpan figures have qualities that also lends comparisons to pop culture and commercial design. This painting of a man playing the ukulele highlights the sort of gatherings of young people that would interest Katz giving both the sense of cool detachment but also cool hipness.

ALEX KATZ

More than an artist, Theaster Gates also works as curator, urban planner, and project facilitator. From sculpture to painting, installation to public projects, Gates’s works are hubs in which to question labor and commodity while also bringing to the fore people and things that are often unseen and unheard. Convex Concave takes custom-made bricks that Gates had previously used for Black Vessel for a Saint at the Walker Art Center and repurposes it into a painting-like sculpture that references minimalist artist like Sol LeWitt, the labor of making bricks, and the original context of the bricks for the installation at the Walker.

THEASTER GATES

Sculptural work by Theaster Gates is anchored in the artist’s long-standing commitment to social action and responsibility, rooted in his home city of Chicago. The wooden frame of "Lathe Black Box" from 2012 is made of wood from The Dorchester Project, one of his best-known pieces. The project transformed a dilapidated building in Chicago’s South Side into a community gathering place and a celebration of local culture. Gates has described this project as part of a “circular ecological system,” selling sculptural works from the material of these projects to finance the ongoing building renovations. In recent years, his creative efforts do not only consist of making fine art from construction materials, but also extend to creating construction materials as fine art. 
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<br>Much of Gates’s work deals with history, memory, and renewal. The mirrored glass at the center of "Lathe Black Box" creates an ambiguous effect, confronting the viewer with their own reflection.

THEASTER GATES

TIM HAWKINSON - Forest Ear - wood and mixed media - 72 x 48 x 1 3/4 in.

TIM HAWKINSON

WILLIAM MORRIS - Artifact Pouch - blown glass - 20 x 20 x 20 in.

WILLIAM MORRIS

CINDY SHERMAN - Untitled - color photograph - 34 x 23 1/4 in.

CINDY SHERMAN

HASSEL SMITH - Untitled - acrylic on canvas - 84 x 108 1/4 in.

HASSEL SMITH

HASSEL SMITH - King Clone - acrylic on canvas - 67 3/4 x 67 1/2 in.

HASSEL SMITH

HASSEL SMITH - Untitled, 109-84 - acrylic on canvas - 67 5/8 x 68 in.

HASSEL SMITH

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

ALEX KATZ - Untitled - oil on masonite - 11 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.

ALEX KATZ

THEASTER GATES - Stand-Ins for Period of Wreckage 25 - white concrete and porcelain - 48 x 12 x 12 in.

THEASTER GATES

LARI PITTMAN - Untitled - oil and acrylic on canvas - 95 x 65 in.

LARI PITTMAN

TONY DE LOS REYES - The Needle - oil on linen - 89 x 119 x 6 in.

TONY DE LOS REYES

KENNETH NOLAND - Winds 82-08 - painted monotype on handmade paper - 86 x 32 in.

KENNETH NOLAND

SYLVIA PLIMACK MANGOLD - Gray Winter Glaze - oil on canvas - 30 x 40 in.

SYLVIA PLIMACK MANGOLD

PETER SHELTON - whitebeard - 41 x 7 x 6 1/2 in.

PETER SHELTON

JEFF KOONS - Girl with Lobster - color digital ditone print - 29 1/4 x 24 in.

JEFF KOONS

ERIC JON HOLSWADE - Bird's Eye View - oil, flashe & gouache on cardboard - 65 x 78 in.

ERIC JON HOLSWADE

TIMOTHY TOMPKINS - Jungle v.1 - commercial enamel on aluminum - 48 x 80 in.

TIMOTHY TOMPKINS

Provenance: 
<br>Imago Galleries, CA
<br>Private collection, CA (acquired from above)

STEVEN MCCALLUM

GUSTAVE HEINZE - Store Front #122 - acrylic on masonite - 40 x 40 in.

GUSTAVE HEINZE

SIDDHARTH PARASNIS - Cityscape - oil on canvas - 48 x 48 in.

SIDDHARTH PARASNIS

CHRIS TRUEMAN - ZS - acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas - 36 x 38 3/4 in.

CHRIS TRUEMAN

WILLIAM WEGMAN - Three Dolls - Silver gelatin print - 7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.

WILLIAM WEGMAN

WILLIAM T. WILEY - It's Only a Pay Per Moon - lithograph and woodcut additions on chamois - 47 3/4 x 38 in.

WILLIAM T. WILEY

LAWRENCE LEE - There by Flight - India Ink, graphite, tea stains, pen and watercolor on paper - 32 x 32 in.

LAWRENCE LEE

JOAN NELSON - Untitled - acrylic ink and acrylic medium on paper - 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in.

JOAN NELSON