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ANDY WOLL

Green Earth

Night Gallery is proud to present Green Earth, an exhibition of new paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist Andy Woll. This is Woll’s fourth solo show with the gallery.

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa XII), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa XII), 2022

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Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VI), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VI), 2022

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Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, VDL Hamilton, 2022

Andy Woll, VDL Hamilton, 2022

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Andy Woll, "Green Earth I," 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth I, 2022

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Andy Woll, Green Earth II, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth II, 2022

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Andy Woll brings renewed meaning to the term artistic practice: he paints the same subjects again and again, one canvas leading into the next. Through sustained repetition, seemingly archetypal subjects become enigmatic vessels for experimentation, allowing the artist to move fluidly between abstraction and representation. Grazing horses, Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains, and Diego Velázquez’s Infanta Margaret Theresa are placed in an ongoing exchange of form, uncovering novel, expressive color relationships in the process.

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Coolmore Blues, 2022

Andy Woll, Coolmore Blues, 2022

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Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa III), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa III), 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IV), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IV), 2022

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The exhibition derives its title from Green Earth, an oil paint pigment with origins in Classical antiquity that became a prominent color for underpainting during the Renaissance. With a matte, clay-like finish, Green Earth acts as a material anchor for the works on view, present in every painting though not always discernible. Both figure and pigment possess an art historical significance that has evolved with time and continual depiction. Reference and categorization similarly collapse across Woll’s newest body of work: the silhouette of Infanta Margaret Theresa—the iconic princess in Diego Velázquez’s Baroque masterwork Las Meninas (1656)—appears in the form of Mount Wilson. Rendered in thick, gestural strokes, the figure surfaces and recedes from a mountainside or craggy edge, natural shapes melding with those of the body and the folds of her clothing. 

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), detail, 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VIII), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VIII), 2022

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Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), detail, 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), detail, 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), detail, 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), detail, 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), detail, 2022

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Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), detail, 2022

A dedicated equestrian and outdoorsman, Woll finds that his daily return to horses and the natural world resonates with his approach to painting. Though the action may remain the same—feeding, mixing paint, grooming, the alla prima final pass—outcomes can never be foreseen in full accuracy or confidence. Within fundamental unpredictability lies the wonder of Green Earth, as viewers traverse from painting to painting, following Woll into the next horizon.

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, City of Commerce (Gogo), 2020

Andy Woll, City of Commerce (Gogo), 2020

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Andy Woll, Spencer, 2022

Andy Woll, Spencer, 2022

Andy Woll, Hands, 2022

Andy Woll, Hands, 2022

Andy Woll, Ham, 2022

Andy Woll, Ham, 2022

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Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, Green Earth, installation view, 2022

Andy Woll, City of Commerce (Didi), 2020

Andy Woll, City of Commerce (Didi), 2020

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Andy Woll (b. 1984, Los Angeles, CA) has had recent solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Chart Gallery, New York; and Denny Dimin Gallery, New York. He has also exhibited work in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe, Wilding Cran Gallery, Bonelli Contemporary, Gallery 3209, and Monte Vista Projects. Woll lives and works in Los Angeles.

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa XII), 2022 oil on linen 84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa XII), 2022
oil on linen
84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

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Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VI), 2022 oil on linen 54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VI), 2022
oil on linen
54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

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VDL Hamilton, 2022 oil on linen 73 x 89 1/2 x 2 1/4 in (185.4 x 227.3 x 5.7 cm)

VDL Hamilton, 2022
oil on linen
73 x 89 1/2 x 2 1/4 in (185.4 x 227.3 x 5.7 cm)

Green Earth I, 2022 oil on paper 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Green Earth I, 2022
oil on paper
20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Green Earth II, 2022 oil on paper 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Green Earth II, 2022
oil on paper
20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

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Coolmore Blues, 2022 oil on linen 72 x 88 in (182.9 x 223.5 cm)

Coolmore Blues, 2022
oil on linen
72 x 88 in (182.9 x 223.5 cm)

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Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa III), 2022 oil on linen 84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa III), 2022
oil on linen
84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

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Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IV), 2022 oil on linen 54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IV), 2022
oil on linen
54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

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Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

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Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022 oil on linen 84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022
oil on linen
84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Gogo), 2020 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Gogo), 2020
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

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Spencer, 2022 oil on linen 18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Spencer, 2022
oil on linen
18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Ham, 2022 oil on linen 18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Ham, 2022
oil on linen
18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Hands, 2022 oil on linen 18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Hands, 2022
oil on linen
18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

City of Commerce (Didi), 2020 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Didi), 2020
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

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City of Commerce (Lucky), 2022 oil on linen 49 1/4 x 41 in (125 x 104.1 cm)

City of Commerce (Lucky), 2022
oil on linen
49 1/4 x 41 in (125 x 104.1 cm)

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Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa XII), 2022 oil on linen 84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa XII), 2022
oil on linen
84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VI), 2022 oil on linen 54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa VI), 2022
oil on linen
54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

VDL Hamilton, 2022 oil on linen 73 x 89 1/2 x 2 1/4 in (185.4 x 227.3 x 5.7 cm)

VDL Hamilton, 2022
oil on linen
73 x 89 1/2 x 2 1/4 in (185.4 x 227.3 x 5.7 cm)

Green Earth I, 2022 oil on paper 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Green Earth I, 2022
oil on paper
20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Green Earth II, 2022 oil on paper 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Green Earth II, 2022
oil on paper
20 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (52 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)

Coolmore Blues, 2022 oil on linen 72 x 88 in (182.9 x 223.5 cm)

Coolmore Blues, 2022
oil on linen
72 x 88 in (182.9 x 223.5 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa III), 2022 oil on linen 84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa III), 2022
oil on linen
84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IV), 2022 oil on linen 54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IV), 2022
oil on linen
54 x 37 1/2 in (137.2 x 95.3 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa IX), 2022
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa I), 2022
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022 oil on linen 84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

Mt. Wilson (Princess Margaret Theresa II), 2022
oil on linen
84 x 64 in (213.4 x 162.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Gogo), 2020 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Gogo), 2020
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

Spencer, 2022 oil on linen 18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Spencer, 2022
oil on linen
18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Ham, 2022 oil on linen 18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Ham, 2022
oil on linen
18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Hands, 2022 oil on linen 18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

Hands, 2022
oil on linen
18 x 26 in (45.7 x 66 cm)

City of Commerce (Didi), 2020 oil on linen 96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Didi), 2020
oil on linen
96 x 66 in (243.8 x 167.6 cm)

City of Commerce (Lucky), 2022 oil on linen 49 1/4 x 41 in (125 x 104.1 cm)

City of Commerce (Lucky), 2022
oil on linen
49 1/4 x 41 in (125 x 104.1 cm)