Dallas Contemporary will present An Artist Has a Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails) 15 Paintings Over The Last Decade, an exhibition of recent work by artist Julian Schnabel.
Schnabel demonstrates his continued intellectual curiosity and exploration into the artist’s role in society, utilizing the depth of his visual language and found materials to convey expansive themes such as time, obsession, suffering, redemption and death. In An Artist Has a Past, Schnabel affirms his position among the most influential artists of our time and his continued relevance in the landscape of contemporary art.
The exhibit features 15 large-scale paintings from the past decade that thoughtfully incorporate discovered objects and images, revealing Schnabel’s investigation and the exploration into infinite ways to paint. Among the works included in the exhibition are Untitled (Chinese) (2011), from a group of works inspired by an antique Chinese mirror; Untitled (Goya) (2007), a painting on a found awning, burnt by the sun, from a butcher shop in The Atlas Mountains of Morocco; and Untitled (Goodbye Mike Kelley) (2012), made shortly after the death of artist Mike Kelley, which incorporates a historical painting, on printed Dufour wallpaper, of the Revolutionary War.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 10.