Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2016, Epson Ultrachrome ink-jet on linen, 84 × 69".


“Wade Guyton: Das New Yorker Atelier”

Museum Brandhorst
Kunstareal Theresienstrasse 35a
January 28–April 30

Curated by Achim Hochdörfer

Wade Guyton is known for rendering X’s, U’s, and flames with large Epson ink-jet printers to deliver deadpan, elegant things that remind us of great American abstract art. For this comprehensive show at Museum Brandhorst—which features thirty-three pictures on canvas, some thirteen display cases full of drawings, and, surprisingly, two videos—Guyton takes his formal vocabulary in new directions: “Wade Guyton: Das New Yorker Atelier” promises a journey into the dangerous shoals of figurative images. Incorporating photographic reproductions of, among other things, people and artworks at his New York work space, the pieces in this show indulge one of Western art history’s most cherished clichés: the artist’s studio. An accompanying catalogue, with a conversation between Guyton, Achim Hochdörfer, and writer and curator Johanna Burton, will help elucidate these developments in the artist’s practice.