New York

New York

Gordon Matta-Clark: Drawings and Paintings

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
May 1–June 28, 1998

Gordon Matta-Clark’s early death and the typically ephemeral nature of his most famous (and radical) works have conspired to leave the artist’s achievement somewhat murky. This show, which takes up the Generali Foundation’s retrospective of his drawings, often prepared as studies for architectural interventions, should help clear matters up. Perhaps his least-known work, the drawings veer between straightforward diagrams and blatantly fantastic, often vividly colored projections in ink or marker. Select projects by the artist are also being re-created, including the notorious Cut, originally installed at the institution in 1976, and another proposal is being executed for the first time: a wrap enveloping the entire P.S. 1. The artist’s films will also be screened.