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.