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To inaugurate representation of Suzanne McClelland, the gallery will feature a solo presentation of McClelland’s work as part of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms, ‘OVR: Miami Beach,’ December 2-6, 2020. In tandem with her presentation at OVR: Miami Beach, works by McClelland will also be installed at the gallery’s reconfigured 509 W 24th Street space in New York. Viewings at 509 W 24th Street will be by appointment beginning with McClelland’s works in December.
Together, the presentations for Art Basel Miami Beach’s Online Viewing Rooms and the gallery’s 509 live viewing space place new works alongside earlier paintings, creating an overview of the artist’s decades-long career. Throughout, formal sensuality and conceptual matters are inextricably linked. In her recent “Formulas” series, for example, McClelland incorporates mathematical formulas (such as that for the atomic bomb) and those that “quantify” unnameable impulses – for example, our desire for love and companionship based on components of lust, attraction and attachment. In bringing invented formulas to bear on inchoate forces, McClelland questions the mechanisms by which we exchange information through shared code systems.
Suzanne McClelland has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad since the early 1990s. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions and presentations at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2017), The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia (2013), and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris branch (1992), and has participated in the 1993 and 2014 Whitney Biennials. Among her awards and residencies, McClelland received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2019), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Purchase Award (2012), Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists (2006), and more. Her paintings are held in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. McClelland currently lives and works in Brooklyn and the tip of Long Island, NY.