The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, August 23, 2019

The Whitney Presents Dianna Molzan's First Solo Museum Show and New York Debut
Dianna Molzan, Untitled, 2009. Oil on canvas on fir, 24 x 20 in. (60.69 x 50.8 cm). Collection of Charlotte and Bill Ford, New York; courtesy Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles. © Dianna Molzan. Photograph by Brian Forrest.

NEW YORK. N.Y.- The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Dianna Molzan: Bologna Meissen, the first solo museum exhibition devoted to the artist’s work. This lobby gallery show, open today, is curated by Whitney curatorial assistant Margot Norton.

Dianna Molzan’s works engage in an open and unpredictable dialogue with the history of abstract painting. Although she works with traditional materials, such as oil on linen, she approaches her canvases irreverently, invoking elements of fashion, the decorative arts, ceramics, and popular design. In this installation the artist’s engaging and sophisticated works each reveal a highly distinctive character and play off one another in lively counterpoint.

The title Bologna Meissen, alludes to two of the artist’s longstanding interests: the twentieth-century Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, who lived and worked in Bologna, rendering still lifes of vessels with poetic simplicity; and Meissen, the German porcelain manufacturer renowned for vivid colors, intricately embossed forms, and whimsical details. Molzan has observed that both painting and ceramics, at their essence, have an intrinsic identity that can be transformed with the intentional application of pigment and pattern.

With each work Molzan effects a transformation, as she rends, slices, unravels, sculpts, and adorns the canvas in a characteristically defining manner. While she uses a variety of material approaches that differ from one work to the next, each canvas exhibits a subtle precision in its intention and execution.

Dianna Molzan was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1972; she currently lives and works in Los Angeles. After attending the Universität der Künste Berlin in 2000, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 2009. Molzan’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including All of this and nothing at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2011 and How Soon Now at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, in 2010. She had her first solo exhibition at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, in 2009. Bologna Meissen is Molzan’s first exhibition in New York.

Today's News

April 8, 2011

Exhibition in Barcelona Explores the Realist Movement through Courbet's Paintings

Sotheby's Greek Sale to Include Important Examples of Greek Modernism by Masters

Andy Warhol Painting Bought for $1,600 Could Fetch $30 Million at Christie's Sale

China's Foreign Ministry Transcript Omits Mentions of Detained Artist Ai Weiwei

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Reaches Purchase Agreement for 17th-Century Tapestries

Westervelt Collection To Highlight Christie's American Paintings Sale May 18

Bonhams in London Hammers Bronze into Gold in Chinese Art Sale Next Month

Twenty-One Museums and Science and Visitor Centers Vie To Get Retired Space Shuttles

Historic Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria Damaged in 2009 Abruzzo Earthquake Reopens

Twenty Portraits of Helena Rubinstein to Be Offered by Sotheby's in New York

Dallas Museum of Art Director Bonnie Pitman to Step Down, Olivier Meslay to Serve as Interim Director

The Whitney Presents Dianna Molzan's First Solo Museum Show and New York Debut

Maine Labor Art's Removal Strikes Sensitive Nerve in Politics, Academia and the Art World

Bonnard's Le Petit Déjeuner to Highlight Christie's Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale

Major Chinese Ceramics Sale at Sotheby's in Hong Kong Fails to Live Up to Hype

2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial Highlights 47 Contemporary Maine Artists

New Version of the Two-Man Orchestra Led by Wilhelm Bruck and Matthias Würsch at Museum Tinguely

Asia Week New York 2011 Announces Sales Over $250 Million, Double and Triple Attendance

Silvio Berlusconi and Moroccan Teenage Lover Ruby on Auction at Milan Art Dealer

Sotheby's London Sale of Contemporary Turkish Art Realises Total of £2.3 Million

Brooch that Belonged to Queen Victoria Reigns Over Bonhams Jewellery Sale

First Exhibition to Focus on Motif of the Open Window in 19th Century Art at Metropolitan Museum

Philip Taaffe's First-Ever Solo Exhibition in London Opens at Gagosian Gallery

Ceramics Produce Fireworks During Garth's March Americana Auction

Auctions America by RM Acquires Bator Vintage Motorcycle Auctions

High to Showcase Works by Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle from Atlanta Collections

LACMA and Film Independent Join Forces on New Film Series

Winners of 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards Announced

Archives of American Art Receives Second Multimillion Dollar Grant to Support Digitization Project

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful