Go See: John McCracken at David Zwirner NYC, through October 18

September 25th, 2008

Beauty, John McCracken (2006) via David Zwirner

David Zwirner opened a show of new work by artist John McCracken on September 11th. The exhibition houses nearly 100 pieces made by McCracken, many of which are components of multi-part sculptures. This is McCracken’s fourth solo exhibition at David Zwirner; he has also shown at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium in 2004 as well as a variety of group shows.  Born in Berkeley in 1934, John McCracken has been showing his conceptual, abstract, and minimalist sculptures since the 1960s. In concurrence with this David Zwirner show, Radius Books is publishing and making available for the first time, John McCracken: Sketchbook. This publication is filled with the artists working sketches from the 1960s. The author of the publication, Neville Wakefield, is an independent curator and has most recently put together a group show at MoMA P.S.1.

John McCracken at David Zwirner [David Zwirner]
John McCracken: Sketchbook [Radius Books]
John McCracken talk & book signing at David Zwirner [Art Slant]
David Zwirner: Press Release [Artinfo]

Light, John McCracken (2004) via David Zwirner

John McCracken’s large-scale geometric sculptures are made from plywood coated with fiberglass, finished with polyester resin, and then impeccably polished by hand.

A page from John McCracken: Sketchbook via Artbook

Vision, John McCracken (2004) via David Zwirner

John McCracken via Artfacts