Mary Boone Gallery announced today that Piper Marshall, who recently left the Swiss Institute, will curate six shows a year over the next three years for the gallery.
The arrangement is fairly similar to that of Amy Smith-Stewart’s, back in the day! Full release below:
New York, NY, February 19, 2014 – It was announced today that Piper Marshall, an independent curator, will work with the Mary Boone Gallery, curating six shows per year over the next three years at both the 57th and 24th Street locations.
Marshall’s new position represents the first time Mary Boone has brought a curator on board to focus on monographic exhibitions. Marshall brings to the legendary Mary Boone Gallery her knowledge of and relationships with both younger and established artists working today. Her goal is to help enhance the legendary gallery’s program, emphasizing its rich history, while creating new dialogues through dynamic cross-generational exhibitions.
“I am thrilled and excited to have Piper with the Gallery,” said Mary Boone. “She has extraordinary vision and energy and I believe we have a lot to learn from each other. I think back with fondness to my own relationship with Leo Castelli when I worked with him and hope that Piper and I can enjoy that kind of long-term creative collaboration.”
The primary focus of Marshall’s work will be on organizing solo shows for new artists; however a limited number of group shows will be considered that might include artists currently represented by the Gallery, with an emphasis on Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Barbara Kruger, Peter Saul, Peter Halley, Joe Zucker and Ai Weiwei as well as artists that are an important part of the Gallery’s history, including Jean Michel Basquiat, Roni Horn, Sherrie Levine and Brice Marden.
“After working at the Swiss Institute I wanted my next project to be with someone from whom I could learn a great deal,” says Marshall. “I have long respected and admired Mary both for her creative vision and business acumen. She was a trailblazer in New York’s art scene in the 1980s and paved the way for an entire generation of female dealers. I look forward to this exciting collaboration and next chapter.”
About Piper Marshall
Piper Marshall is an independent curator and writer based in New York City. She was formerly the Curator at the Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art where she organized the recent group show “Descartes’ Daughter,” and where she facilitated the first institutional presentations of Carissa Rodriguez, Pamela Rosenkranz, Hannah Weinberger, Tobias Madison, Nikolas Gambaroff, Lucas Knipscher, Jason Loebs, and Kerstin Bratsch / Adele Roder.
Other notable projects include “The Body As Techno-Base,” an ongoing collaborative research project with artist Rochelle Goldberg; the group exhibitions “Standard Operating Procedures” at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; “Meet Me At The Bottom of the Poem at New Jersey” in Basel, Switzerland and “Middle Man (Dan Graham, John Miller, Nicolas Guagnini)” at Three’s Company, New York (an apartment gallery cofounded with Alex Gartenfeld).
Marshall is also a freelance critic and her writing has appeared in numerous catalogs and periodicals including Texte Zur Kunst, Art in America Magazine, Kaleidoscope Magazine, Spike Magazine, The Third Rail and artforum.com.
Marshall is a Master’s candidate in Art History at Hunter College, City University (New York) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and French Translation from Barnard College.
About Mary Boone Gallery
Mary Boone Gallery was founded in 1977 in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. From the outset, the Gallery was committed to showing the work of innovative young artists and immediately made a name for itself representing artists such as Richard Artschwager, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, Barbara Kruger, Brice Marden and Richard Tuttle. Many of the most significant international artists also had solo exhibitions at the Gallery during the 1980s, including Georg Baselitz, James Lee Byars, Francesco Clemente, Jorg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Jannis Kounellis, Malcolm Morley and Sigmar Polke.
In May 1996 Mary Boone Gallery moved uptown to Fifth Avenue and 57 Street and, in November 2000, opened an additional space in Manhattan’s developing Chelsea art district, allowing for an expanded exhibition schedule and providing facilities for large-scale works and dramatic installations, such as Peter Halley’s explosive hanging of paintings and wallpaper, video installations by Barbara Kruger, and exhibitions of monumental sculpture by Ai Weiwei, Marc Quinn, James Lee Byars and KAWS.
In addition to longstanding relationships with Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl and Barbara Kruger, the gallery now represents established artists such as Peter Saul, Keith Sonnier and Joe Zucker, along with intriguing younger artists such as Will Cotton, Hilary Harkness, Jacob Hashimoto, Aleksandra Mir and Tomoo Gokita.