Matthew Marks opens an exhibition of new works on paper by Jasper Johns

Matthew Marks opens an exhibition of new works on paper by Jasper Johns

Matthew Marks is presenting Jasper Johns: New Works on Paper, now on view at 526 West 22nd Street. The exhibition includes eighteen drawings and seven prints made over the past two years. Johns employs a wide range of media in his new works on paper including oil, acrylic, graphite, watercolor, charcoal, and oil stick. Many of the drawings include a new image for Johns based on a map entitled “Slice of the Universe,” a copy of which the astrophysicist Margaret Geller sent to the artist in 2018 after seeing an earlier painting of his incorporating an image of a swirling galaxy. Johns has overlaid the red, blue, and green dots in the map, which represent neighboring galaxies, on top of an abstract pattern based on one of Leonardo’s knot drawings. All these drawings relate to Johns’s latest painting titled Slice, 2020 included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s concurrent survey
Matthew Marks is presenting Jasper Johns: New Works on Paper, now on view at 526 West 22nd Street. The exhibition includes eighteen drawings and seven prints made over the past two years. Johns employs a wide range of media in his new works on paper including oil, acrylic, graphite, watercolor, charcoal, and oil stick. Many of the drawings include a new image for Johns based on a map entitled “Slice of the Universe,” a copy of which the astrophysicist Margaret Geller sent to the artist in 2018 after seeing an earlier painting of his incorporating an image of a swirling galaxy. Johns has overlaid the red, blue, and green dots in the map, which represent neighboring galaxies, on top of an abstract pattern based on one of Leonardo’s knot drawings. All these drawings relate to Johns’s latest painting titled Slice, 2020 included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s concurrent survey