25 July – 29 August 2020
10 – 12 September 2020
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156
Site-specific installation at Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington, Seattle
11 June 2020 – 7 February 2021
Suzanne Hudson, World of Art: Contemporary Painting, Thames & Hudson
Olomouc Triennale 2020: The Universal, curated by Gina Renotière
Diversity United. Contemporary European Art
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
11 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Undo Things Done Exhibition Tour
Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
26 July – 9 September 2020
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Barbican Centre, London; Luma Foundation, Arles, and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Simon Gowing
Director: Patrick Armstrong
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Tanya Leighton GmbH
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
14 March – 18 April 2015, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Tanya Leighton is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by the American artist Wyatt Kahn, his first in Germany. Kahn’s exhibition comprises two drawings and three paintings, continuing the artist’s investigation into materiality, painterly form, along with methods of working on paper. Kahn’s paintings are assemblages of cut and shaped MDF panels, which have been covered with twice stretched fabric. The artist joins these forms, employing the gaps between panels as compositional elements in a visual space that incorporates both the painting itself and the wall on which the canvas is hung. The works on view mark a development in Kahn’s practice: his hand drawn patterned fabrics now incorporate two sets of motifs, which, when paired with the composition of each painting, create a surprising juxtaposition of objects and sounds.
All of the works in the exhibition derive their imagery from linguistic pairings, or duets – two distinct objects which both make the same sound. In the painting Sunny Side Up, a frying pan and the sun are pictured, the imagery representing both alludes to an onomatopoeic parallel: both things ‘sizzle’. The two drawings on view are paired as another duet, both evoking the sound ‘buzz’. Kahn outlines the objects and forms of his drawings using a thick waxed graphite pencil, which leaves a raised line on the surface of the paper that recalls the recessed seams of the works on canvas. Similar patterned motifs fill the spaces delineated by the artist’s marks, veiled under a thin sheet of fiber paper.
Wyatt Kahn (b. 1983, New York) lives and works in New York. He has presented solo shows at LA><ART, Los Angeles; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; and T293, Rome. He has been featured in group exhibitions internationally, including Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Bortolami Gallery, New York; Dallas Museum of Art; and as part of ReMap 4 in Athens, among others. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2006 and his MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2012. In 2015, he will have a solo show at the Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis. His solo show at Tanya Leighton is organized in collaboration with Adrian Rosenfeld, Los Angeles.