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Damien Hirst • The Virtues/Matt Magee • On Memory and Coding

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Damien Hirst • The Virtues
Matt Magee • On Memory and Coding
February 4–March 18
Reception: February 4, 6–8 pm

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present The Virtues, an exhibition of eight new prints by Damien Hirst. In the project room, the gallery is showing a selection of works by Matt Magee.

The Virtues are large colorful renderings of cherry trees in blossom. Each of the eight prints are titled after one of the Eight Virtues of Bushidō: Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honour, Loyalty, and Control. The surfaces comprise painterly dots and gestural brush marks found in Pointillism and Impressionism. Hirst uses delicate pinks and blues throughout the series to capture the trees in bloom. The artist relates cherry blossoms to a clock, with each season of bloom marking the passage of another year. This exhibition is the first time The Virtues has been shown in New Mexico.

Damien Hirst, an artist and entrepreneur, is the leading figure associated with the Young British Artists, a movement which rose to fame in the 1980’s. Hirst has received many accolades throughout his career, including Tate Britain’s Turner Prize, and is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists.

In the project room is Matt Magee • On Memory and Coding, a selection of works made from found objects and paintings on paper. Magee finds inspiration in the visual languages of spreadsheets, graphemes, and the alphabet. Over a career spanning more than four decades, Magee has been a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation resident fellow and New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Grant recipient. Matt Magee lives and works in Phoenix.

Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when visiting the gallery. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @levygallery @damienhirst #thevirtues @mattmagee1961 #onmememoryandcoding #richardlevygallery

Exhibition Dates: February 4–March 18, 2023
Reception: February 4, 6–8 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm or by appointment
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com, www.levygallery.com

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