8 x 20 ft.
December 10, 2011 – March 10, 2012
Back to Nothing Beside Remains
Marfa, TX 79843
As part of Nothing Beside Remains, Weiser created an 8 x 20 foot wall, painted in a solid monochrome blue and situated in a large plot of desert land in Antelope Hills. Reminiscent of Yves Klein’s patented color, the installation slowly degraded over the course of time. Cracking and eroding under the harsh desert conditions, the work functioned to record and internalize its own history of surface and pattern.
Garth Weiser is a New York-based painter whose work deals with deterioration, excavation, pattern, color, and geometry. Weiser has had solo exhibitions at Casey Kaplan, New York (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011); Norma Mangione, Torino (2010); White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2010); The Suburban, Oak Park (2010); Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco (2010); Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago (2007); and Guild & Greyshkul, New York (2005, 2006). Recent selected group exhibitions include Minimal Optical, Conduits, Milan (2011); Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2011); Expanded Painting International, Prague Biennial, Czech Republic (2011); Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboy Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (2010); and Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana (2010).
Special thanks to Michelle Kirk.