“MacArthur “Genius Award” recipient Fred Wilson’s first major solo exhibition in New York City since 2006 features Sala Longhi, a room-sized installation comprised of twenty-seven paintings made of black Murano glass, which reference Pietro Longhi’s 18th-century painting cycle in the “Sala Longhi” in the Palazzo ca’ Rezzonico in Venice. Wilson’s was installed in Glasstress during the 2011 Venice Biennale. This is the first time that it will be shown in the United States.”
Fred Wilson’s work is pure Murano glass extravaganza made of white, black and transparent glass. When one walks into The Pace Gallery where Wilson’s art is displayed, one might as well be transported to Kubrick’s 2001 Odyssey set. Abstract white with a reflective black of Murano glass creates feeling of laboratory reminiscent of grand Europeans salons from the future.
For more detailed view of Fred Wilson’s work, visit http://thepacegallery.com/