APR 27-AUG 12,2012
Charles LeDray at The Bass is the artist’s first museum exhibition to follow his just-completed comprehensive survey exhibition workworkworkworkwork, which was organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston and toured to The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
While workworkworkworkwork included more than 50 art works spanning the artist’s career, Charles LeDray at The Bass consists of just four art works, including his major work Mens’ Suits. The result is an exhibition giving enormous physical and imaginative space to only four very carefully selected works, allowing each work its autonomy even as each also adds their voice to an intimate conversation. In contrast to a survey that seeks to explore the full range of an artist’s concerns or approaches, Charles LeDray at The Bass places the emphasis on a unique experience of the artist’s work in a specific place at a specific time. Not meant to represent the artist’s overall œeuvre, or even to represent any particular theme within the artist’s work, this exhibition is focused on creating a unique dialogue between four individual, powerful works – a dialogue of profound intellectual and visual beauty.