Galerie Max Hetzler is pleased to announce A Very Rare Sight, an exhibition of recent works by Walton Ford. Through a wild and exotic bestiary with allegorical accents, the artist takes us into the intimacy of a universal story, that of the sometimes violent relationship between man and beast, in a dreamlike and spectacular staging.
Walton Ford is known for his monumental and extremely detailed watercolours depicting wild animals. Fuelled by his fascination with their relationship to man, Ford’s work elaborates on the tradition of natural history painting, whilst infusing it with historical facts and surreal imaginings. The artist interprets and transforms stories and images, drawing from history, literature, underground comic books, legends, myths, popular films, as well as visits to natural history museums, among other sources. Ford says he seeks ‘all these different ways people are put in contact with wild animals they don’t fully understand.
Exhibition from April 22 to June 03, 2023.
Galerie Max Hetzler has been based in Germany for over 40 years, first in Cologne and since 1993 in Berlin.
Since its creation, Max Hetzler has presented exhibitions of both established and emerging contemporary artists and its programming has continued to evolve.
Today it is also present in Paris and London and continues to support artists of different generations, such as Bridget Riley, Albert Oehlen, Günther Förg, Tursic & Mille and Giulia Andreani. Artists from the non-Western scene such as Ernesto Neto (Brazil) or Ai Weiwei (mainland China), two personalities who are very committed to freedom of expression or the protection of nature, are also part of the program. In 2022, the gallery inaugurated an artist residency and a gallery in Marfa (Texas).
The gallery participates in the main international fairs, Basel, Frieze, TEFAF and their satellite editions (Miami, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul as well as Cologne, Chicago or Dallas) and regularly publishes books on its artists and exhibitions.
Ai Weiwei • Darren Almond • Giulia Andreani • Matthew Barney • Louise Bonnet • Joe Bradley • Glenn Brown • André Butzer • William N. Copley • Carroll Dunham • Ida Ekblad • Jeff Elrod • Urs Fischer • Walton Ford • Günther Förg • Katharina Grosse • Raymond Hains • Robert Holyhead • Friedrich Kunath • Liz Larner • Inge Mahn • Michel Majerus • Marepe • Beatriz Milhazes • Ernesto Neto • Navid Nuur • Albert Oehlen • Adam Pendleton • Richard Prince • Bridget Riley • Raphaela Simon • Thomas Struth • Tursic & Mille • Rinus Van de Velde • Edmund de Waal • Rebecca Warren • Christopher Wool • Zhang Wei • Toby Ziegler
Galerie sélectionnée par Clément Delépine