Event DetailsMarch 29, 2020, 7:00PM – June 30, 2020, 12:00AM
Corridor Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery’s newest space in Tel-Aviv with a solo exhibition for the legendary artist Alex Katz.
Due to coronavirus COVID-19 the official opening reception will be delayed.
However, we have created an online exhibition to showcase the artworks, on our website corridorcontemporary.com and through the Artsy & Artnet platforms.
The new opening reception date will be announced as soon as possible.
Alex Katz is one of the most important and respected living American artists of the past 50 years. Best known for his larger-than-life portraits of family and friends, his influence is seen across generations.
Three major museums have just announced they will present a solo show for the artist.
In 2020, and for the first time in Spain, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo National will be presenting a retrospective.
In 2021, Voorlinden will present the first solo show of the legendary American painter Alex Katz (1927) in the Netherlands.
In 2022, a career retrospective will be exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
‘I can’t think of any contemporary painter who captures and develops and finally communicates to the viewer this sense of the initial shock of meeting a living human expression other than Katz.’ Barry Schwabsky.
His portraits will be side by side with his landscapes. While the portraits create an initial shock, his landscapes have a seemingly ordinary nature while simultaneously being extraordinary.
Spanning over the gallery’s 65 feet of the back wall, exhibit visitors will be greeted by Alex Katz’s fantastic portfolio called “Black Dress” and in front of each print, the aluminum cut out of the same muse. A breathtaking site!
Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927. After graduating from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Art in Manhattan in 1949, he was awarded a scholarship by the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 1968, Katz moved into an artists’ cooperative building in SoHo, New York, where he has lived and worked ever since, spending his summers in Lincolnville, Maine.