Katharina Grosse: Is It You?

From March 1, 2020 — June 28, 2020

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German artist Katharina Grosse’s exuberant large-scale, in-situ paintings explore how and where a painted image can appear in our lives. Often painted directly onto and across architectural structures and objects or into landscapes, her extraordinary, colorful works invite visitors to engage with painting on both a visual and a physical level.

For this exhibition at the BMA, the internationally acclaimed artist will present five recent paintings and create a new site-related environment, Is It You? The expansive installation will transform the central gallery in the Contemporary Wing by partially suspending cloth from the ceiling, creating an enveloping “room” with undulating walls. Grosse will then spray paint onto the fabric, allowing the paint colors and the shape of the fabric to combine to form a vibrant and immersive experience for visitors.

The presentation of paintings closes June 28, 2020; the installation Is It You? remains on view through January 3, 2021.

Curated by Virginia Anderson, Curator of American Art

This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Suzanne F. Cohen Exhibition Fund and J. P. Morgan Private Bank.

German artist Katharina Grosse’s exuberant large-scale, in-situ paintings explore how and where a painted image can appear in our lives. Often painted directly onto and across architectural structures and objects or into landscapes, her extraordinary, colorful works invite visitors to engage with painting on both a visual and a physical level.

For this exhibition at the BMA, the internationally acclaimed artist will present five recent paintings and create a new site-related environment, Is It You? The expansive installation will transform the central gallery in the Contemporary Wing by partially suspending cloth from the ceiling, creating an enveloping “room” with undulating walls. Grosse will then spray paint onto the fabric, allowing the paint colors and the shape of the fabric to combine to form a vibrant and immersive experience for visitors.

Katharina Grosse. The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then It Stopped. 2018. Installation at Carriageworks, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley; Courtesy of Gagosian and Carriageworks, Sydney. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020