A major exhibition of paintings, drawings, and etchings by Brice Marden entitled ,"Brice
Marden: Cold Mountain" will open to the public on October 17, 1991 continuing until May 31,
1992 on the fourth floor at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street. Hours are
Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm. The exhibition has been coorganized with the
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas.
Brice Marden has been working on this series of paintings, drawings, and etchings over
the past three years and was inspired in part by the seventh century themes and structures of
calligraphy and character groupings in the songs and poems of the Chinese T'ang Dynasty poet
called Cold Mountain. The exhibition will underscore the intricate linkages for Marden between
these three media--the sense of exploration and process, change and permutation. This body of
work brings to fruition Marden's development of gestural, skin-like abstractions over the last
Brice Marden was born in Bronxville, New York and lives and works in New York City. He has been considered a dominant force in American painting since the 1970s. The last major museum exhibition of Marden's work in the United States was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1975 devoted to his more geometric abstract paintings. A book documenting the Cold Mountain works will be available in early 1992 published in conjunction with the Walker Art Center, the Menil Collection, and Houston Fine Arts Press.
Major funding for this projecr has been received from The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Washington, D.C., and the Dia Art Council, the major annual support group of Dia Center for the Arts. Support for the exhibitions program is provided through a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
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