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Marlborough Gallery Now Represents Joe Zucker

Joe Zucker photographed in his studio in East Hampton, New York, in March 2019.


Artist Joe Zucker has been added to the roster of Marlborough Contemporary gallery in New York. The East Hampton, New York–based artist’s first exhibition with the gallery is set to open in the fall; it will showcase his 100-Foot-Long Piece (1968–69), a wide-set painting featuring a row of abstracted patterns that measures about half its title’s suggested length.

“In the coming years, we look forward to a deep-dive into Joe’s dynamic new work and incredibly diverse archive of paintings and sculpture in a wide variety of media and approaches,” Marlborough Chelsea director Max Levai told ARTnews.

Zucker, whose work makes use of a wide range of unconventional materials, including cotton balls and squeegees, has previously shown with Maccarone in Los Angeles, Mary Boone Gallery in New York, and Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago. His subject matter has been as multifarious as his materials—recent pieces have addressed ancient civilizations and the aesthetics of grids.

It’s been a busy year for Zucker, who is set to show work at two Mana Contemporary locations, in Chicago and Jersey City, this April and in the fall, respectively. Also later this year, Thames & Hudson will publish a career-spanning monograph. Zucker was featured in Killer Bees, a 2018 documentary in which he played the coach of a title-winning high school basketball team; the film was directed by Orson and Benjamin Cummings and produced by Shaquille O’Neil, Larry Gagosian, and collector Glenn Fuhrman.

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