Painter Emma McIntyre Joins David Zwirner, Becoming the Youngest Artist on Its Roster - The World News

Painter Emma McIntyre Joins David Zwirner, Becoming the Youngest Artist on Its Roster

Rising New Zealander artist Emma McIntyre has gotten representation with David Zwirner, one of the biggest galleries in the world. The 33-year-old painter is now the youngest artist in David Zwirner’s stable.

David Zwirner, which last year mounted a McIntyre solo show in New York, will represent her in collaboration Los Angeles’s Chateau Shatto gallery and France’s Air de Paris gallery. Another David Zwirner exhibition by McIntyre is currently being planned for the gallery’s Hong Kong location.

She is known for abstract paintings that conjure metamorphic states. Partly, that is because her method for producing the works has sometimes involved elements such as rust and chemical solutions, both of which change in look over time.

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A Black man in a bucket hat and a jacket kneeling with one arm propped up on his knee. His hand covers part of his mouth.

Dealer David Zwirner said in a statement, “Emma’s practice manages to fuse the new and the familiar in spectacular fashion. Her mark making and the pictorial intelligence of her compositions are rooted in the history of gestural abstraction, yet she manages to cover, with confidence, entirely new territory.”

As mega-galleries such as David Zwirner take on more and more artists, some have sought to play up co-representation deals as a form of inter-dealer collaboration. When David Zwirner added painter Raymond Saunders to its roster earlier this month, for example, the gallery maintained his representation with Andrew Kreps, a mid-size New York Gallery.

Olivia Barrett, founder of Chateau Shatto, said in a statement, “Artists make work within supportive ecosystems, and our collaboration with David Zwirner and his gallery brings enriched context and heft to the gallery environment underlying Emma McIntyre’s practice.”

A smeary abstract painting composed of orange strokes against a bright yellow background.

Emma McIntyre, Eros Hog, 2023.

©Emma McIntyre/Courtesy the artist; Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York

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