For the 2022 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Petzel is pleased to present works by artists integral to the program, with established histories to the gallery, and new to its roster. Artists on view will include Walead Beshty, Ross Bleckner, Cosima von Bonin, Joe Bradley, Simon Denny, Thomas Eggerer, Georg Herold, Charline von Heyl, Martin Kippenberger, Sean Landers, James Little, Allan McCollum, Malcolm Morley, Sarah Morris, Jorge Pardo, Joyce Pensato, Seth Price, Stephen Prina, Pieter Schoolwerth, Hiroki Tsukuda, Nicola Tyson, Samson Young, and Heimo Zobernig.
The works available here will be on view at Petzel’s stand at Art Basel Miami Beach in Booth B17.
Petzel is especially thrilled to debut the presentation of recent work by James Little – the gallery’s first public display of his work since announcing representation – alongside a painting by Malcolm Morley, whose Estate will now also work with the gallery. Malcolm Morely’s Ring of Fire (2009) employs unnatural colors and photojournalistic realism to dramatize the decisive moment of a motorcyclist’s impressive stunt. Morely elevates Motocross imagery to the realm of mythological epics, in which heroes brave danger and death. On the other hand, following James Little’s recent Whitney Biennial participation, in which he contributed hard-edged shards of black geometry sculpted onto canvases, Petzel’s booth displays his painting Gallagher’s Hit (2020) that similarly examples his rigorous knowledge of color theory and painterly technique.
Ring of Fire
Oil and string on linen with separate oil on linen
88 x 81.5 inches
223.5 x 207 cm
Other highlights include Joyce Pensato’s It’s Batman… (2012), which is part of a larger body of work that appropriates Batman imagery and sets itself apart by being one of the first paintings in which the artist incorporated color. Zobernig’s emblematic text-based paintings, which explore concepts like “infrastructure” in the context of art, similarly mark an important shift in his practice. Cosima von Bonin’s eccentric octopus is reminiscent of her anthropomorphic sea creatures that populated the most recent Venice Biennale. While Jorge Pardo mines the suggestive ambiguities of his three-dimensional objects, straddling the aesthetic and functional, in a new set of lamp, table, and chairs.