• Photo: Robert Divers Herrick
  •  8 July - 4 September 2021

     
    Haines Gallery's newest exhibition celebrates the transformative powers of color. Chromotherapy brings together works in various media by nine artists: Ai Weiwei, John Chiara, Kota Ezawa, Angelo Filomeno, Andy Goldsworthy, Mike Henderson, Won Ju Lim, Meghann Riepenhoff, and David Simpson, arranged in dialogue with each other based, in part, on color relationships. Within this diverse selection of works, color can shape mood and perception, create immersive viewing experiences, or draw connections between our bodies and the earth.
  • Ai Weiwei Colored Vases, 2010 Neolithic vases (5,000 - 3,000 BC) and industrial paint 12 vases, dimensions variable Not For...
    Ai Weiwei

    Colored Vases, 2010

    Neolithic vases (5,000 - 3,000 BC) and industrial paint
    12 vases, dimensions variable

    Not For Sale
  • Ai Weiwei’s Colored Vases combine Duchamp’s readymades, the lexicon of Pop art, and his own defiant sensibilities. The work comprises...
    Ai Weiwei’s Colored Vases combine Duchamp’s readymades, the lexicon of Pop art, and his own defiant sensibilities. The work comprises twelve Neolithic vessels dating back to 3,000 - 5,000 BC China, which the artist has famously dipped in industrial paint. Neon and pastel shades radically transform the surface appearance of these ancient objects along with their inherent meaning, asking audiences to consider the value of cultural history and tradition, and the relationship between ancient and contemporary.
  • Angelo Filomeno combines classical painting with the traditional craft of embroidery in the small-scale tableaux from his recent Islands series...
    Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong & Co., New York. Photo: Robert Divers Herrick
    Angelo Filomeno combines classical painting with the traditional craft of embroidery in the small-scale tableaux from his recent Islands series (2021). At the center of each strikingly colored seascape — here a neon yellow sky, there a ruby-red ocean — is a single, pared-down island, iceberg, or volcano, embroidered on silk shantung. In each jewel-like work, the immediate allure of the surface gives way to darker meaning. Like a contemporary memento mori, sumptuous colors and the lustres of silk and thread seduce while warning of the environmental impact of climate change.
  • Photo: Robert Divers Herrick
  • Mike Henderson is known for his abstract, highly gestural oil paintings that demonstrate a palpable connection to postwar abstraction and...
    Mike Henderson

    As It Is Now, 2017

    Oil on canvas

    72 x 87 inches

    $50,000
    Mike Henderson is known for his abstract, highly gestural oil paintings that demonstrate a palpable connection to postwar abstraction and a defining instinct for improvisation. Henderson applies thick layers of paint to produce deeply textured, three dimensional surfaces, with paint scraped off in some areas to reveal under-layers of color and texture. In As It Is Now (2017), bright jolts of neon and primary color peek from beneath dense, vertical striations of brown across the canvas. Contrasting hues, textures, and patterns come together in an irregular grid, like the syncopated beat of a song, to form a harmonious whole.
  • In John Chiara’s camera obscura photographs, the simple inversion of color, light and shadow reveals facets of a city at...
    John Chiara

    Sutter Street at Larkin Street, 2017

    Camera Obscura Fujiflex Photograph, Unique

    50 x 71.5 inches

    $30,000 framed
    In John Chiara’s camera obscura photographs, the simple inversion of color, light and shadow reveals facets of a city at once familiar and startlingly new. Photographed directly on negative Fujiflex paper, Sutter Street at Larkin turns downtown San Francisco into a surreal, otherworldly scene. In this luminous diptych, the sharp contrast of stark black against acid-orange and fiery reds draw out architectural details of looming buildings with graphic clarity. 
     
    Chiara’s singular approach to photography combines shooting and darkroom processing, printing directly onto photographic paper from the inside of his massive, hand-built cameras. Vestiges of the work’s creation — uneven edges of hand-cut paper, tape markings where paper was fixed to the camera — are as much a signature of Chiara’s work as the images themselves. 
     
    • John Chiara Monty Martin Road at New Africa Road, 2018 33.5 x 28 inches
      John Chiara
      Monty Martin Road at New Africa Road, 2018
      33.5 x 28 inches
      $10,500
    • John Chiara Sommerville Road at Moore Road, 2020 50 x 65 inches
      John Chiara
      Sommerville Road at Moore Road, 2020
      50 x 65 inches
      $27,000
  • Photo: Robert Divers Herrick
  • Andy Goldsworthy draws from the environment, both natural and built, to create extraordinary works that are often ephemeral in nature....
    Andy Goldsworthy

    Red river rock. Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 19 August 2016, 2016

    Single-channel digital video (color, sound)

    9 minutes

    Edition of 6 + 1 AP

    $20,000
    Andy Goldsworthy draws from the environment, both natural and built, to create extraordinary works that are often ephemeral in nature. Red river rock (2016), filmed on the artist’s property in rural Scotland, sees the artist transforming first the smooth surface of a river rock and then the flowing river itself with iron oxide-red dust from a ground-down stone. The work unfolds gracefully over time, as the river eventually runs clean. This vivid red is derived from iron content in the earth, a pigment the artist has found in every country where he has worked. “The reason that our blood is red is because of its iron content, so we share a connection with our stone,” Goldsworthy further explains. “When I find it in Australia, or Japan, or France, I feel like I’m tapping into the same vein.”
  • Color can articulate the unspoken. Warm orange evokes charged emotion and the intimacy of private spaces in Kota Ezawa’s Nan...
    Kota Ezawa

    Nan and Brian in Bed, 2013

    Duratrans transparency and lightbox

    20.5 x 30.5 x 3 inches

    AP2 (from an edition of 5 + 2 AP)

    Sold
    Color can articulate the unspoken. Warm orange evokes charged emotion and the intimacy of private spaces in Kota Ezawa’s Nan and Brian in Bedthe artist's pared down recreation of Nan Goldin’s seminal of the same name. Ezawa’s multimedia practice draws from potent moments in art history, popular culture, and current events, recasting and “remixing” well-known imagery in his signature, flattened style. Complex images are reduced to their most essential, two-dimensional elements: forms and figures are stripped of shade, contour and texture, becoming at once visually iconic and emotionally ambiguous. By ironing out his subject matter and removing it from its original context, Ezawa encourages us to see these images anew, provoking a visceral response as if encountering them for the first time.
  • Won Ju Lim’s research-driven practice draws from sources that include architecture and film, inviting audiences to reconsider the built environment...
    Won Ju Lim

    Kiss D3, 2007

    Plexiglas, light

    Diptych, each: 7.25 x 24 x 17 inches

    $18,500
    Won Ju Lim’s research-driven practice draws from sources that include architecture and film, inviting audiences to reconsider the built environment and its relation to memory, fantasy and longing. Her Kiss works produce colorful cascades of geometrical shadows when light passes through them. The Plexiglas components within each wall-hung sculpture are architectural models based on plans of the famed Case Study Houses — quintessential examples of mid-century modernism built in the Los Angeles area between 1948 and 1966. Immaterial and intangible, their colorful interiors become reference points for an architecture of the ideal.
  • Photo: Robert Divers Herrick
  • Meghann Riepenhoff creates her camera-less cyanotypes in collaboration with the elements, and their complex, azure surfaces evoke the landscapes and...
    Meghann Riepenhoff

    Ecotone #937 (Bainbridge Island, WA 11.3.20, Dawn to Dusk, Draped On Lilac, Intermittent Storms, Tears), 2020

    Unique Dynamic Cyanotype

    60 x 42 inches

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    Meghann Riepenhoff creates her camera-less cyanotypes in collaboration with the elements, and their complex, azure surfaces evoke the landscapes and conditions in which they were made—draped on the shore or over branches, packed in show, laid on shifting ice in frozen water. As they make contact with photographic materials, weather patterns, tide and current, and the chemical makeup of water all inform the resulting works, so that each is a portrait of a place and time that is both literal and abstract, and wholly unique. Created on the artist’s property — on the day of the 2020 United States Presidential Election, while observing Washington state’s stay-at-home orders — Ecotone #937 serves as a marker of an unprecedented moment, and reveals the latent political potential of abstract, landscape photography.
  • Over a career spanning seven decades, Bay Area painter David Simpson weaves together impulses of minimalism with a keen understanding...
    David Simpson

    Imperative of the Ideal, 1989

    Acrylic on canvas

    72 x 72 inches

    $60,000
    Over a career spanning seven decades, Bay Area painter David Simpson weaves together impulses of minimalism with a keen understanding of perceptual phenomena, to forge an entirely singular creative vision. Imperative from the Ideal (1989) is one of several large-scale, richly colored tondos paintings (so named for their distinctive shape) that Simpson created in the 1980s. Divided into perfect halves — one of remarkable depth and the other appearing to radiate with interior light — Imperative of the Ideal sees Simpson increasingly exploring the radical possibilities of reductive, abstract painting.