20 August – 24 August 2020
Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce representation of American artist Van Hanos in New York, London and Shanghai, in collaboration with Château Shatto, Los Angeles. Harder Party (2020), a new painting by Hanos, will be debuted in the gallery's recently launched East Hampton location from August 20 – 24, 2020. A solo exhibition of all new work is scheduled for Spring 2021 at the gallery's newest space in New York City at 508 West 24th Street.
The work will also feature alongside a group of other recent paintings in a digital publication the artist has collaborated on with his friend and author, Stephen Intlekofer. Entitled Deepest Dreamer, the book investigates notions as vast as metaphysics and the phantasmagorical, but is formatted specifically through its unembellished text and imagery to be accessible for readers as young as 7–10 years old.
Hanos’s approach to painting is best defined by its stylistic freedom and forsaking of particular modes or methods. Ranging from landscape to realist portraiture, beyond categorization as either figuration or abstraction, his work navigates perceptual shifts and thematic rupture. Hanos explores the tremendous range of possibilities within the human mind and experience, and his paintings can be created as meticulous oil renderings of images taken from photographs, with technical precision and hyperrealist tendencies, or as sublime, abstracted amalgamations of past observations and ruminations, replete with internal references to other paintings or past subjects, and layered with meaning.
For its inauguration this summer, Lisson Gallery’s 1,000 square foot East Hampton space will highlight one work per week by gallery artists – with presentations by Stanley Whitney, Carmen Herrera, Joanna Pousette-Dart, Sean Scully and Leon Polk Smith, among others – featuring both seminal, historic artworks and premiering new bodies of work. This focused format recalls the origins of Lisson Gallery, which was established in 1967 in a storefront window on London’s Bell Street. The new Long Island outpost joins Lisson’s two other locations in the New York area, including the recent expansion to a second location on West 24th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The gallery will be open to the public Thursday to Monday, from 11am to 4pm. 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. Please visit our website for further details about the guidelines and to schedule an appointment.