Thursday, October 29, 2015

Outsider Thornton Dial's works on paper at Manhattan's Boesky Gallery

By Randy Kennedy

Thornton Dial, the self-taught Alabama artist whose best-known work — dense, chaotic wall reliefs that exist somewhere between painting and sculpture — recently entered the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is moving into the Manhattan gallery ecosphere. Mr. Dial, 87, will be represented by the Marianne Boesky Gallery, whose roster includes artists like Frank Stella, the painter Barnaby Furnas and the director John Waters. In 2011, the Indianapolis Museum of Art presented the first major survey of his work. [link]
His first exhibition with the Boesky gallery, featuring works on paper, will open on Nov. 5 at the gallery’s uptown location, 118 East 64th Street, and will remain on view through Dec. 19. Marianne Boesky Gallery, Uptown, 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065 t. 212-680-9889 f. 212-680-9897