Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden

Over the last three decades, Mary Weatherford has established herself with her lusciously seductive, conceptual paintings. Through seven distinctive bodies of work, she has explored the ways in which we navigate our surroundings, both natural and cultural. Her paintings, rectangles on the wall covered in color that remain laden with the weight of history, are, in Weatherford’s deft treatments, wry commentary on the productive relationship between art and lives being lived messily.

Mary Weatherford: Canyon-Daisy-Eden will reveal her long-standing practice and her engagement with narrative. Starting from her earliest target paintings based on operatic heroines, the exhibition covers the gestural abstractions redacted with bent neon that launched her career in the 2010s. Each body of work has built carefully upon the achievements of the previous series. Weatherford’s first museum survey will make clear that knowledge of her trajectory makes the experience her works more evocative, poetic, and resonant.

Born in Ojai, California, in 1963, Weatherford earned a B.A. in art history and visual arts from Princeton University and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery School of Fine Arts at Bard College in 2006. In 1985, she was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo and group exhibitions at JGM Galerie, Paris, France (2009); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2015); The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusettes (2015); and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2017).
 She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Exhibition Name
Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden
Exhibition Type
Solo Exhibitions
Wachenheim Gallery
Feb 8, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden is organized by guest curator Bill Arning and Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Mary Weatherford
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