Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2018. Bronze and copper plated steel. 121 1/2 x 296 x 60 inches. © Christopher Wool; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photograph by Bryan Zimmerman. 

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Christopher Wool, Untitled, is now on view in The Fields.

 

Untitled is a large-scale bronze and copper plated steel sculpture, exhibited outdoors for the first time at Art Omi. In the past few years, Wool has cultivated a sculptural practice that intersects with his more widely known two-dimensional body of work. The sculptures demonstrate his penchant for appropriating existing forms, deriving their structure from ranching wire found around his property in Texas. The structures are uniquely defined by their coiled and twisted lines, evoking the silk-screened and spray painted contours found in the artist’s earlier two-dimensional work. The work will be on view at Art Omi through at least the end of 2019.

Christopher Wool is primarily known as a painter, his photographs, sculptures, artist books, and prints are also integral to his practice. Wool’s work has been presented at institutions around the world, including solo exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1989); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and Kunsthalle Bern (1991); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1998), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1998–99), and Kunsthalle Basel (1999); Institut Valencià d’Art Modern and Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg (2006); Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto (2008–09), and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2009); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Art Institute of Chicago (2013–2014). Wool currently lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Texas.

Artists in The Fields 2019 exhibition program include: Katherine Bernhardt, Sarah Braman, Francesca DiMattio, Matthew Geller, Virginia Overton, Tschabalala Self, David Shrigley, Brian Tolle, Christopher Wool, and others to be announced. 

Save the date: Fields Opening Day 2019 is May 25! With a reception and events commemorating the exhibition of all new additions to the park. Full details will be announced early spring. 

Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers. Art Omi believes that exposure to internationally diverse creative voices fosters tolerance and respect, raises awareness, inspires innovation, and ignites change. By forming community with creative expression as its common denominator, Omi creates a sanctuary for the artistic community and the public to affirm the transformative quality of art.

Art Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075-3809

www.artomi.org

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