Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce Katharina Grosse’s first commercial gallery exhibition in New York in early 2017.
Katharina Grosse is acclaimed for her immersive spray paintings that explore and expand the potential of the medium through site and circumstance. This approach combines a dynamic yet highly nuanced sense of color and event with the apparent weight and spectacle of large-scale sculpture. Parallel to her site-responsive practice, Grosse maintains a vigorous studio-based activity, producing paintings, works on paper, and sculptures.
Grosse’s most recent outdoor work, unveiled to the public on July 3, is the latest chapter in Rockaway!, MoMA PS1’s programming in the Rockaways that began in 2013 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In this commission, Grosse has transformed the derelict aquatics building of Fort Tilden at Breezy Point–the former military base that is now part of Gateway National Recreation Area–into a site of painting. MOMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach describes her action as “using the landscape and architecture as a canvas.” Rockaway! will remain on view through November of this year.