With a show running at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, until 21 November, the legendary British artist talks painting, photography and joining the two together
‘Time and More, Space and More...’ presents Hockney’s recent video and photographic works in tandem. Making its gallery debut at the centre of the exhibition is Hockney’s multi-part video installation The Four Seasons, Woldgate Woods (2010–11), which was exhibited in 2017 at Centre Georges Pompidou and Tate Britain. The work is composed of four 9-channel video walls and arranged within the space like the cardinal directions of a compass rose. Depicting the same view down a tree-lined country road in Yorkshire, each wall distinctively captures one of the four seasons. The video installation conveys Hockney’s agility in multiplying time and perspectives – a skill he honed in the 1980s using polaroid photography. As Arthur Kolat notes in his catalogue essay, ‘Unlike the earlier photo collages which included a multitude of consecutive moments, The Four Seasons includes both consecutive time and simultaneous time.’
‘David Hockney: Time and More, Space and More...’ runs at Richard Gray Gallery’s Gray Warehouse location, Chicago, 13 September – 21 November, 2018.
For more information visit the Richard Gray Gallery website here.
A Frieze Studios film. All images courtesy: © David Hockney