Join The Watermill Center in celebrating the work of the late Paul Thek in this intimate exhibition occupying their South Wing on Saturday, November 6th and Saturday, November 13th from 12pm to 3:30pm.
Paul Thek: Interior / Landscape is a reflection on the deeply personal explorations and influences of an often misunderstood artist whose work challenged conventional practices of making, and confronts the body and alienation, the sacred in nature, ecological fragility, and the possibility of transcendence.
Occupying two galleries within The Watermill Center’s main building, this exhibition features works and archival documents by the artist Paul Thek from the collections of Robert Wilson and The Watermill Center, which has since 2006 maintained an adjacent permanent exhibition of the late artist’s work. Central to this exhibition are artworks, primarily paintings, but also sculptures and works on paper, which suggests ways in which Thek’s landscape studies and renderings of the body are intricately connected.
This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS crisis in New York; the syndrome which took Paul Thek’s life in 1988.