NEW YORK, NY.-
Matthew Marks Gallery presents Robert Gober: Sculpture, Photographs, and Works on Paper 19762019, an online survey featuring twenty works spanning four decades that focuses on some of the artists most iconic motifs. The show constitutes the gallery's first digital exhibition, and is now open to the public at MatthewMarks.com
Since the 1970s Robert Gober has been exploring sexuality, politics, religion, and the natural world in meticulously handcrafted work. Early in his career The New York Times described his sculptures as minimal forms with maximum content. In Gobers art even the most seemingly commonplace object a shoe, an armchair, a bag of cat litter contains multiple meanings and implications. The foundation of his practice is the physical act of making, which for Gober can entail learning a new craft, sourcing materials and knowledge, and enduring long periods of trial and error. While his work addresses universal themes of loss, longing, and acceptance, his personal experiences deeply inform his art, charging each work with an acute sense of intimacy.
Founded in 1991, Matthew Marks Gallery represents twenty-eight European and American artists of different generations. The gallery handles work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, drawing and printmaking. The gallery maintains five exhibition spaces totaling more than 18,000 square feet where thirteen to fifteen exhibitions are presented each year, many of which are accompanied by publications. In January 2012, Matthew Marks Gallery opened a gallery in Los Angeles and added a second space in November 2012.