Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City),1956, (Detail Image), Oil based house paint, wax crayon and pencil on canvas, 26 ¾ x 56 in. Barry X Ball, Flesh of Others, 2020, (Detail Image), Translucent “wounded” Mexican onyx 15 x 16 ¾ x 14 ⅞ in.
“For myself the past is the source (for all art is vitally contemporary.)” Cy Twombly.
Mignoni is pleased to present Cy Twombly | Barry X Ball: A History of Painting and Sculpture. In collaboration with McCABE FINE ART, this exhibition is an exercise in contrasts, the work of Cy Twombly and Barry X Ball appear visually different and yet also in many ways intriguingly similar. The exhibition will include 4 paintings and works on paper by Cy Twombly alongside sculptures executed in different exotic translucent stones by Barry X Ball.
Cy Twombly (1928 -2011) and Barry X Ball (b 1955) are both American artists whose work has been deeply rooted in and inspired by the past, especially, by the rich cultural heritage and art history of Italy. Much of their work derives, for example, not only from Classical, Renaissance and Baroque inspirations but also from the art of pioneering Italian avant-garde artists from the early Twentieth Century such as Medardo Rosso and the Italian Futurists.
The work on view presents key examples of these artists’ unique approach to painting and sculpture with the shared goal of reimagining the work of masters into new revertant artworks. Twombly’s approach uses painterly and poetic gestural movements to represent historic moments. While Barry X Ball utilizes state-of-the-art technology to refine and “perfect” sculptures into his own version based on masterworks; most notably in his Medardo Rosso Project, which showcased the dialogue between two artists from different cultures, time periods and traditions.
This first-ever pairing of the two artists’ work will be on view at Mignoni from March 31 – June 25, 2022.
Mignoni, based in New York, specializes in works by prominent European & American post war artists with a focus on minimalism. The gallery advises institutions and private clients in acquiring works by a renowned group of minimalist artists. The gallery presents two to three high-quality exhibitions each year. Past exhibitions include solo presentations by Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Frank Stella.
About McCabe Fine Art
Launched by art advisor and dealer Paul Frank McCabe in 1997, McCabe Fine Art is dedicated to turning clients’ passion for modern and contemporary art into exquisite, comprehensive collections. Working with institutions and private collectors worldwide, McCabe provides discrete expert counsel on placement and acquisitions. McCabe Fine Art has placed works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol to name but a few.
SOURCE: Mignoni / PRNewswire