Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees: Assorted Trees #6, Orange (Red Shade) Trees, Tree K (detail), 2019 © Charles Gaines

Opening reception: ‘Charles Gaines. Drawings’

  • Sat 15 February 2020
  • 6 pm

In St. Moritz, we are pleased to invite you to the opening reception of a focused exhibition of work by celebrated conceptual artist Charles Gaines, marking the first presentation in Europe dedicated to Gaines’s drawing practice from the historic Numbers and Trees series. The exhibition displays two distinct bodies of work executed over the last five years. The first floor presents meticulously rendered ink drawings from the celebrated Central Park Series, which can be seen as precursors (or ‘templates’) for Gaines’s renowned larger scale, Plexiglas works. The second floor honours 24 vibrant new watercolors of assorted trees. Employing a rule-based numeric system to create soft, numbered marks on a hand-drawn grid, each drawing isolates the individual trees that eventually comprise the completed series. The exhibition allows for an unprecedented insight into Gaines’s practice and an intimate look into his systems and processes.