New Work by Siena at Pace
New York City (April 1, 2011) - Paintings, drawings, and prints created over the past three years by James Siena are featured in a new solo exhibition on view through April 30 at The Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York City.
The exhibition focuses on the artist's methodology, from his use of repeated systems to figurative drawings that explore alternate means of producing an image. Sienais known for his unique process, creating intricate geometric abstractions driven by predetermined self-imposed sets of rules, or “visual algorithms”. By establishing a basic unit and action and repeating it ad infinitum, the artist allows the unpredictability of his self-generated system to govern the final outcome of his complex picture plane, while still maintaining the presence of the artist’s hand. Twenty-three new glossy enamel on aluminum paintings and 30 works on paper are included in this show.
Siena’s work has been featured in over 110 solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial. Among his many honors is the 2o09 Eissner Artist of the Year Award from the Cornell Council for the Arts,CornellUniversity. His work is held in many prestigious public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.Sienawas elected to Yaddo’s Board of Directors in 2008.
To view some of the works in the show, click here.