Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals

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Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals

Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals
to Sat 30 Jun 2018

David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new work by Marlene Dumas, her second with the gallery and her first solo presentation in New York since 2010.

Marlene Dumas David Zwirner

This exhibition features a selection of new paintings that range from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled portraits. Alongside these works, Dumas will debut an expansive series of works on paper originally created for a recent Dutch translation by Hafid Bouazza of William Shakespeare’s narrative poem Venus and Adonis (1593). In these drawings—tender and erotic with hints of violence—the artist renders the story of Venus, the goddess of love, and her tragic passion for the handsome youth Adonis in her singularly expressive ink wash.

Marlene Dumas, She speaks, 2015-2016 (detail). Ink wash and metallic acrylic on paper 11 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches 30 x 23.5 cm © Marlene Dumas
 
 

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