House Art: The New Whitney Museum
September 14, 2015
Soho House New York’s walls have work by seven of the artists in the museum’s permanent collection. These are the names we share with our newest neighbor:
Rashid Johnson is a Chicago-born, New York-based photographer and sculptor who combines materials including wax, wood, steel and black and white portraiture to communicate a sense of cultural history. His work has been shown all over the world, notably at the Venice Biennale and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Slater Bradley is best known for his cinematic-inspired and often celebrity-driven work, using video, photography and installation. Though trained in California, he now lives in New York and became the youngest male artist to have a solo show at the Guggenheim.
Anne Collier appropriates the classic still life medium by re-photographing images of books, magazines and film posters. Her work appears in the permanent collections of LACMA and MOCA in Los Angeles, and the Whitney and the Guggenheim in New York.
Trisha Donnelly is a conceptual contemporary artist and Clinical Associate Professor of Studio Art at NYU. Last fall, she held her first solo show at London’s Serpentine Gallery, incorporating mediums including video, photography, drawing, sculpture and performance.
Lawrence Weiner is a Bronx-born conceptual artist best known for typography and text work, using language as his primary artistic expression. He’s had solo exhibitions around the world, including the Dia Center for the Arts, the Tate Gallery and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Cory Arcangel is a Brooklyn-based, post-conceptual artist who works in a variety of media, capitalizing on pop culture nostalgia through digital art. Past series have been titled Super Mario Clouds, Tetris Screwed, and Photoshop CS.
Ryan McGinley began his career photographing friends in the downtown art scene via Polaroid camera, and is today recognized for his portraits of young people. GQ recently named the 37-year-old “The Most Important Photographer in America.”
Brad Kahlhamer is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in painting, sculpture, and performance. His colorful, multi-faceted pieces — influenced largely by Abstract Expressionism and Native American Art — have graced the walls of the New Museum, the denver Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum opens its doors May 1st with the inaugural exhibition, “America is Hard to See,” featuring a selection of over 600 works from the Museum’s permanent collection, spanning 150 years and roughly 400 American artists. The exhibit runs until September 27, 2015 at the Whitney’s newest location on 99 Gansevoort Street.