Tag Archives: Mary Weatherford


Fourteen at-risk non-profit visual arts organizations in New York City—Artists Space, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Dia Art Foundation, the The Drawing CenterEl Museo del BarrioHigh Line Art, MoMA PS1, New Museum, Public Art Fund, Queens Museum, Sculpture Center, the The Studio Museum in Harlem, Swiss Institute, and White Columns—will benefit from the sale of artwork made available as part of the Hauser & Wirth initiative ARTISTS FOR NEW YORK.

Two non-profit charitable partners are also supported: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA).

Located at the gallery’s two New York locations and online, more than 100 artists are participating in the project, including Rita Ackermann, Kelly Akashi, Ida Applebroog, Genesis Belanger, Lynda Benglis, Katherine Bernhardt, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Katherine Bradford, Sam Falls, Charles Gaines, Maureen Gallace, Joanne Greenbaum, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Camille Henrot, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Shara Hughes, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Sanya Kantarovsky, June Leaf, Simone Leigh, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Sam McKinniss, Marilyn Minter, Sarah Morris, Angel Otero, Adam Pendleton, Elizabeth Peyton, Jack Pierson, R.H. Quaytman, Deborah Roberts, Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, Tschabalala Self, Amy Sherald, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Laurie Simmons, Taryn Simon, Lorna Simpson, Avery Singer, Sarah Sze, Kara Walker, Mary Weatherford, and the estate of Anne Truitt.

See link below for details.


Through October 22.

Hauser & Wirth

548 West 22nd Street, New York City.

32 East 69th Street, New York City.

From top: Lorna Simpson, Haze, 2019, ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass, photograph by James Wang, image courtesy and © the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Kelly Akashi, Feel Me (Flesh), 2020, hand-blown glass and bronze, image courtesy and © the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Mary Weatherford, Meeting in the Forest, 2019, flashe and neon on linen, photograph by Fredrik Nilsen Studio, image courtesy and © the artist, David Kordansky Gallery, and Gagosian; Rashid Johnson, Standing Broken Men, 2020, ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, oil soap, black stick, wax, photograph by Martin Parsekian, image courtesy and © the artist; Jack Pierson, Inquire Within, 2020, metal and wood, image courtesy and © the artist and Regen Projects; Angel Otero, Sleepy Fire, 2020, oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas, image courtesy and © Lehmann Maupin; Jenny Holzer, from Survival (1983–85), 2020, photograph by Graham Kelman, image courtesy and © the artist and Artist Rights Society (ARS).


Five years ago, driving through Bakersfield around dusk—just as the neon signs began illuminating the main drag, the setting sun flaring up the darkening sky—Mary Weatherford saw where her work would take her. In Ruby II (Thrifty Mart) (2012), a rope of pinkish-red neon vertically divides the large canvas behind it, an abstract of blue and orange vinyl-based paint.

Weatherford’s beautiful new series like the land loves the sea continues this practice, and she continues to draw inspiration from inland and small-town California landscapes like Lancaster and Oxnard. New York City—where she lived in the 1980s and ’90s—is also present. In 2019, a traveling retrospective exhibition of Weatherford’s work will open at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.



DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY, 5130 West Edgewood Place (at LaBrea), Los Angeles.



Source for Bakersfield information: Carolina A. Miranda, “With Bold Brush Strokes and Luminous Neon, L.A. Painter Mary Weatherford Comes into Her Own,” Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2017.


Mary Weatherford, Blue Cut Fire, 2017 (detail). Flashe and neon on linen 117 x 104 x 5 inches (297.2 x 264.2 x 12.7 cm) (Inv# MW 17.005) Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles CA.

Mary Weatherford, Blue Cut Fire, 2017 (detail).
Flashe and neon on linen
117 x 104 x 5 inches (297.2 x 264.2 x 12.7 cm)
(Inv# MW 17.005)
Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen
Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles CA.


1The White Album, a group exhibition curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, opened this past weekend at Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles and features work by Christopher Badger, Kristin Beinner James, Alika Cooper, Eduardo Consuegra, Dan Finsel, Mark Hagen, Daniel Ingroff, Barry Johnston, James Krone, Max Maslansky, Dianna Molzan, Laurie Nye, Fay Ray, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kathleen Ryan, Owen Schmit, Semi-Tropics Spiritualists, Mary Weatherford, and Jonas Wood. The exhibition is on view until August 16th.