GRAY returns to Art Basel Miami Beach for its 2023 edition with presentations in the Galleries and Kabinett sectors. In the Galleries sector, GRAY features artists from its Modern and contemporary programs, including works by Jean Arp, McArthur Binion, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Torkwase Dyson, Theaster Gates, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Jaume Plensa, Richard Pousette-Dart, Leon Polk Smith, Evelyn Statsinger, and Bob Thompson. In the Kabinett sector, GRAY debuts a series of mixed-media collages by American artist Torkwase Dyson.
Among the works on view in the Galleries sector, GRAY features an iconic Alex Katz beach scene titled Saturday, 2002; a recent tar painting by Theaster Gates; and new paintings by McArthur Binion. The gallery also presents a number of historical highlights, including a 1975 Joan Mitchel painting, a 1985 Robert Motherwell painting from his celebrated Open series, a canvas by Richard Pousette-Dart, and a landmark work by Bob Thompson from 1960.
In the Kabinett sector, GRAY exhibits Torkwase Dyson’s newest series of collage-based works. In a process-oriented exploration of surface and form, Dyson builds up and scrapes away paint, pencil, and graphite medium to create textured surfaces on paper. Topographical in their material and evocative of shifts in terrain, Dyson's surfaces range from thick impasto to flowing inks. The compositions are grounded by strong abstract forms that brace the edge of the page, with each contour a reference to Dyson’s conceptual lexicon of forms that she refers to as “Black Compositional Thought.”
Founded in 1963, GRAY is located in Chicago and New York. The gallery is known internationally for Modern and contemporary art, representing some of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. GRAY participates at Art Basel in Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Busan, EXPO Chicago, Art Singapore, Frieze Seoul, and ADAA’s The Art Show.