John Baldessari New Exhibition at Marian Goodman

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Marian Goodman Gallery in New York presents an exhibition of new works by John Baldessari titled Double Play which is on view now. The exhibition consists of a new series of paintings on canvas in which Baldessari engages us in his strategic and diverse practice of selection and montage, removal and assembly, ‘taking an image to make an image’. In this series, he draws on the art historical canon, rather than photography and film, to juxtapose the part and whole, to contrast and weigh language, image, and color, and to interrupt context in order to arrive at new relationships, narrative allusions, or an enigmatic totality. “I am always looking to invert priorities, to make the unimportant important, leaving images out and letting [us] fill in the blanks”, says Baldessari. Double Play will be on view until November 21, 2012 at Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, NY, NY