February 4 – March 26, 2022
Tacita Dean; LA Magic Hour
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
535 West 24th St, Third Floor, New York, NY 10011
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl is pleased to present LA Magic Hour, a series of fifteen new prints by Tacita Dean. The exhibition of Dean’s work, on view beginning February 4, 2022, marks the third collaboration of this acclaimed artist with the Los Angeles-based Gemini G.E.L. workshop.
LA Magic Hour complements Dean’s previous lithographic project, LA Exuberance (2016) (also on view), which depicted white clouds contrasted with the bright cerulean blues of a typical Los Angeles sky. This time, the artist has focused on the sunsets of Los Angeles, for which the city is famous. Dean began by working from the many spray chalk drawings she created for LA Exuberance, narrowing the selection down to fifteen. The images were then inverted and rotated to find the desired compositions. Dean took many photographs of colorful west coast sunsets, which were then matched by master printer Jill Lerner through a complex technique of layering transparent and semi-opaque colors. The fifteen lithographs appear effortlessly luminous, capturing the atmospheric space through a balance of blended and contrasting swaths of vivid colors.