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Carmen Herrera in East Hampton

6 – 10 August

In conjunction with their presentation at Lisson Gallery's newly opened East Hampton exhibition space, this week's Spotlight feature focuses on a recent painting and corresponding work on paper by Carmen Herrera. Since her time in Paris in the late 1940s when she first developed her signature hard-edged style, Herrera has instilled a rigorous practice of sketching her compositions on paper prior to beginning a painting. After working through the relationship between form and color in preliminary sketches, she then proceeds with a formal painting on paper. It is within these that Herrera explores, and ultimately achieves, the harmonious relationship between otherwise opposing geometric shapes. The pairing on view in East Hampton, Untitled and Desierto Rojo (both 2017), will also be included in 'Carmen Herrera: Painting in Process', a solo exhibition at the gallery’s location at 504 West 24th Street in Manhattan from 10 September to 24 October this year. 

For its inauguration this summer, Lisson's 1,000 square foot East Hampton space will highlight one work per week by gallery artists, featuring both seminal, historic artworks and premiering new bodies of work. This focused format, in an intimate setting, recalls the origins of the Gallery, established in 1967 in a storefront window on London’s Bell Street.

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<p><a href="https://www.lissongallery.com/artists/carmen-herrera" target="_blank">Carmen Herrera</a>&#39;s hard-edge, geometric forms are typically created with a ruler or a triangle &ndash;&nbsp;tools from her early training as an architect. Through comparably loose, preliminary sketches she explores the various relationships between shapes, colors and orientation,&nbsp;then proceeds&nbsp;with a formal painting on paper. It is within these that Herrera investigates, and ultimately achieves, the harmonious pairing between otherwise opposing geometric shapes in her distinctively precise acrylic on canvas paintings.&nbsp;</p>

<p>In this&nbsp;pairing on view in East Hampton, the painting on paper demonstrates Herrera&#39;s careful consideration of dimension, creating two bold planes: a red polygon to the left, and an orange triangle to its right. When transitioning this configuration to canvas for <em>Desierto Rojo</em>, Herrera has re-oriented the orange component to the top of the picture plane, thus evoking a reference to landscape through composition and title. Installed alongside one another, these works both demonstrate the artist&rsquo;s diligent and methodical process, as well as her playful mastering of tension, form and space.</p>

<p>For its inauguration this summer, the 1,000 square foot <a href="https://www.lissongallery.com/news/lisson-gallery-opens-in-east-hampton" target="_blank">East Hampton space</a> will highlight one work per week by gallery artists &ndash; with upcoming presentations by <a href="https://www.lissongallery.com/artists/anish-kapoor" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>, <a href="https://www.lissongallery.com/artists/joanna-pousette-dart" target="_blank">Joanna Pousette-Dart</a>, <a href="https://www.lissongallery.com/artists/sean-scully" target="_blank">Sean Scully</a> and <a href="https://www.lissongallery.com/artists/leon-polk-smith" target="_blank">Leon Polk Smith</a>, among others&nbsp;&ndash; featuring both seminal, historic artworks and premiering new bodies of work. This focused format, in an intimate setting, recalls the origins of Lisson Gallery, which was established in 1967 in a storefront window on London&rsquo;s Bell Street. The Long Island location of the new space joins Lisson&rsquo;s two other locations in the New York area, including the recent expansion to a second location on West 24th Street in Manhattan&rsquo;s Chelsea neighborhood.</p>

<p>**The gallery will be open to the public Thursday&nbsp;to Monday, from 11am to 4pm&nbsp;. The health and safety of visitors remains a top priority, and strict measures will be implemented in the space to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A mask will be required for entry, and hand sanitizer will be provided.**</p>
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