The Guggenheim to showcase A Restrospective Devoted to John Chamberlain

artwork: John Chamberlain  -  "Dolores James", 1962 - Painted and chromium-plated steel  -  184.2 × 257.8 × 117.5 cm. - Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC © 2011 John Chamberlain/Artists Rights Society (ARS) -  On view in John Chamberlain: Choices" from February 24th until May 13th.


New York City.- From February 24th to May 13th, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present “John Chamberlain: Choices”, a major retrospective comprising approximately ninety-five works by the important American artist and the first U.S. museum presentation of his work since 1986. The exhibition examines Chamberlain’s development over his sixty-year career, exploring the shifts in scale, materials, and techniques informed by the assemblage, or collage, process that has been central to his working method. Taking as a point of departure his 1971 Guggenheim exhibition, the retrospective presents works from the artist’s earliest monochromatic iron sculptures and experiments in foam, Plexiglas, and paper to his latest large-scale foil pieces, which have never been shown in the United States, and addresses the “chosen”—Chamberlain prefers this term to “found”—element in his lifelong engagement with recycled materials.