Palm Beach – Pace is pleased to detail its third winter season at its gallery in the Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach. The gallery’s forthcoming program in Palm Beach will include presentations of painting, photography, and sculpture, opening with an exhibition of work by Irving Penn, whose fashion photography transformed American image-making in the postwar era. A solo exhibition of Lynda Benglis’s work at Pace’s Palm Beach gallery will coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, which is open to the public from December 1 to 3. A show devoted to Chilean surrealist painter Roberto Matta, whose work often meditates on human psychology and interiority, will reflect the artist’s indelible influence on Abstract Expressionism, and an exhibition of new works by sculptor Arlene Shechet will put her imaginative uses of material and form on full view.
Pace’s Palm Beach space, which is helmed by Director Allison Raddock, opened in fall 2020 as part of the gallery’s aim to reengage audiences with in-person exhibitions during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the first New York- based galleries to open in the Palm Beach area, Pace has organized 18 exhibitions at its space in Florida, presenting work by Alexander Calder, Adam Pendleton, Jeff Koons, James Turrell, Mary Corse, Loie Hollowell, Sam Gilliam, Michal Rovner, and Tara Donovan, among others.
Underscoring its commitment to the vibrant Palm Beach arts scene, Pace will present a range of programs in collaboration with local arts organizations and institutions—including the Norton Museum of Art and The Bunker Artspace—throughout the upcoming season. The gallery has previously produced programs, including artist talks, in conjunction with solo exhibitions of work by Koons and Rovner in Palm Beach, deepening the local community’s engagement with Pace’s artists.
Further information about the winter program follows below.
November 3 – 27, 2022
Kicking off Pace’s third season in Palm Beach is an exhibition of 19 works created by Irving Penn between 1939 and 1996. Photographing for Vogue for nearly 70 years, Penn left an indelible mark on the history of the medium.
Featuring photographs in black-and-white and color, this show will shed light on the evolution of Penn’s image- making practice over the course of his life and career. Included in the presentation is a selection of the artist’s iconic fashion photographs as well as his surreal, dreamlike color images of flowers, fruit, and other subjects.
On the occasion of this exhibition, Pace will collaborate with the Norton Museum of Art to present a conversation about fashion photography between Barbara London, former curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and founder of MoMA’s video program, and Stefano Tonchi, ICP Board Member and PALMER Editorial Director.
November 30 – December 31, 2022
Lynda Benglis’s forthcoming exhibition with Pace in Palm Beach, which will coincide with the 2022 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, will bring together several bodies of work reflecting the breadth of her practice: seven unique monotype prints from the artist’s Palmetto series created in 1989 and featuring direct impressions of fan-like fronds inked by the artist’s hand; eight small-scale Elephant Necklace ceramics with monochromatic glazes; two unique cast and glazed ceramic Bird’s Nest sculptures that reflect Benglis’s interest in working with one form across varied materials; and a freestanding, reflective bronze sculpture from 2020. The ceramic works from Benglis’s Elephant Necklace series can be understood in conversation with Zebra Cobra (2020), the larger bronze sculpture in the show, bringing questions of scale, materiality, texture, mass, and coloration to the fore of the presentation. Zebra Cobra, which will anchor the exhibition, belongs to a family of knotted sculptural forms that the artist has been developing, refining, and reworking throughout her career.
January 4 – February 5, 2023
In this exhibition, Arlene Shechet will show new works—including ceramic, steel, and wood floor sculptures and wall- hanging ceramic sculptures—that reflect her signature experimental glaze processes and bold use of color. Through her effortless, intuitive combinations of seemingly disparate elements, Shechet forges boundary-collapsing visual paradoxes that uncover the potential of varied materials and forms.
On Saturday, January 7, Shechet will participate in a talk with Laura Hoptman, Director of the Drawing Center New York, hosted at The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach.
March 16 – April 30, 2023
Widely recognized as one of the great surrealist painters and lauded as a critical influence on the development of the New York School, Roberto Matta cultivated his practice over seven decades, during which he continuously produced energetic, vital paintings. Spanning the last 30 years of the artist’s life, this exhibition will spotlight variously sized paintings created between the 1970s and 1990s. The works in this show, with their complex space and imaginative figuration, epitomize Matta’s mature style and unique vision.
Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century, holding decades-long relationships with Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Barbara Hepworth, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko. Pace enjoys a unique U.S. heritage spanning East and West coasts through its early support of artists central to the Abstract Expressionist and Light and Space movements.
Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Now in its seventh decade, the gallery advances its mission through a robust global program—comprising exhibitions, artist projects, public installations, institutional collaborations, performances, and interdisciplinary projects. Pace has a legacy in art bookmaking and has published over five hundred titles in close collaboration with artists, with a focus on original scholarship and on introducing new voices to the art historical canon.
The gallery has also spearheaded explorations into the intersection of art and technology through its new business models, exhibition interpretation tools, and representation of artists cultivating advanced studio practices. As part of its commitment to technologically engaged artists within and beyond its program, Pace launched a hub for its web3 activity, Pace Verso, in November 2021.
Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide, including a European foothold in London and Geneva, and two galleries in New York—its headquarters at 540 West 25th Street, which welcomed almost 120,000 visitors and programmed 20 shows in its first six months, and an adjacent 8,000 sq. ft. exhibition space at 510 West 25th Street. Pace’s long and pioneering history in California includes a gallery in Palo Alto, which operated from 2016 to 2022. Pace’s engagement with Silicon Valley’s technology industry has had a lasting impact on the gallery at a global level, accelerating its
initiatives connecting art and technology as well as its work with experiential artists. Pace consolidated its West Coast activity through its flagship in Los Angeles, which opened in 2022. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia, where it operates permanent gallery spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul, as well as an office and viewing room in Beijing. Pace’s satellite exhibition spaces in East Hampton and Palm Beach present continued programming on a seasonal basis.