This catalogue traces the trajectory of Warhol's influence on the work of Wool and Guyton. The innovative print processes deployed by the artists operate as conceptual fibers unifying the diversity of paintings oscillating between abstraction and representation. With an essay by Glenn O'Brien.
The catalogue features a selection of late abstract paintings by Andy Warhol (1928–87) alongside paintings by two of today's leading contemporary artists: Christopher Wool (b. 1955) and Wade Guyton (b. 1972). Produced in successive yet distinct periods between 1978 and 2010, the works converge formally through ambiguous marks and expressive gestures that summon the language of postwar abstract painting. The innovative print processes deployed by the artists operate as conceptual fibers unifying the diversity of paintings presented here.
The selection of paintings in Warhol Wool Guyton traces the trajectory of Warhol's influence on the work of Wool and Guyton, whose computer-aided printing techniques are a natural progression from the systematic silk-screen process pioneered by their precursor in mid-20th century. The various, highly technical means used by each of the artists yield evocative paintings that oscillate between abstraction and representation.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Nahmad Contemporary, New York, from November 2, 2016, to January 14, 2017.