LANDON METZ

Phoenix, USA, 1985

Brooklyn-based artist Landon Metz has garnered critical attention for his ability to imbue a spare language of abstraction with visual dynamism and sense of movement. His paintings have the capacity to expand and deal with space serially, while being site-responsive rather than site-specific. Metz’s painting practice is marked by great sensitivity to site and scale and increasingly incorporates performance and sculptural approaches to activate space.

Strategies of display are central to Metz’s visual language and his installations often incorporate elements of rhythm and repetition. Frequently in his work multi-panel paintings are presented as diptychs and triptychs, which he sometimes installs abutting one another, reaching into or wrapping around corners. He also produces shaped canvasses that mimic the abstract shapes that appear in his other paintings. As Metz has observed, “My practice is largely about breaking down polarities, and I think that’s apparent in the way I present space. It’s about negotiating between setting and subject, public and private.”

Metz’s work has appeared in solo exhibitions in Norway, Italy, Denmark and Canada. In 2014, he was the artist in residence at the ADN Collection in Bolzano, Italy. Metz was born in Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Landon Metz, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, Italy

Fourth Wall, Von Bartha, S-chanf, Switzerland

2017

At the bodega on the corner they have black plums 2 for $1 and cactus pears 2 for $1

and tangerines 2 for $1, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Quintets, VI, VII, Oslo, Norway

2016

&, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

&, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

2015

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Landon Metz, James Fuentes, New York

miart, VI, VII, Milan, Italy

2014

Michael Jackson Penthouse, Retrospective, Hudson, New York

Expo Chicago, James Fuentes Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Free Run, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

Plose, ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy

2013

Sometimes I'll Walk Down The Street And Add Up Numbers To See If They're Divisible

By Three, ARTISSIMA, TORRI, Turin, Italy

Varying Degrees of Absurdity, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, TORRI, Los Angeles,

California

2012

Still, TORRI, Paris, France

2011

Something To Dance To, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Vibrations, Youth Group Gallery, New York

What Kind Of Dream Is This, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Greffes, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (Forthcoming)

Corners / In Between, curated by Eva Brioschi, Norma Mangione, Turin, Italy

2016

Armory, Massimo Minini, New York

Art Basel, Massimo Minini, Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel Miami, Francesca Minini, Miami, Florida

Artissima, Massimo Minini, Torino, Italy

FIAC, Massimo Minini, Paris, France

Last updated: 27 March 2018

Miart, Massimo Minini, Milan, Italy

Morris Louis / Landon Metz, with Morris Louis, Paul Kasmin, New York

Splotch, Sperone Westwater, New York

2015

Art Basel Hong Kong, Andersen's Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

Artissima, Massimo Minini, Torino, Italy

Artissima, Francesca Minini, Torino, Italy

Dallas Art Fair, James Fuentes, Dallas, Texas

FIAC, Massimo Minini, Paris, France

Printed Matter, New York

The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

173 E 94th St / Chausee de Waterloo 550, Paul Kasmin at Middlemarch, Brussels,

Belgium

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Martos & TORRI, Los Angeles, California

From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly, New York

La Chose Encadrée, SWG3, Glasgow International Biennial, Glasgow, United Kingdom

NADA, Andersen's Contemporary, Miami Beach, Florida

2013

Extraction, The Hole, New York

F(re)e Play, Stadium, New York

La Suite, TORRI, Paris, France

Organix, Curated by Diego Cortez, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy

Shake Shack Guggenheim, with Ethan Cook, V1, Copenhagen, Denmark

Space Whole Karaoke, Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium

This is the story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

2012

Can't Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster, New York

Caves and Laptops, Mother Neff State Park, Moody, Texas

Dreamtigers (with Ethan Cook), Ed. Varie Gallery, New York

Slowed & Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York

The Love We Make (with Lauren Luloff), East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, New

York

TLK DRTY, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011

Historia Mysteria, Renwick Gallery, New York

Post Truth, Reference Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Saint Lawrence Ice, Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada

2010

Vor Gott Ist Alle Kunst Scheisse, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, Germany

Mind the Gap, Less is More Projects, Paris The Fine Line, Openhouse Gallery, New York

Paper Awesome, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, California

The Company of People Group Exhibition, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, California

 

AWARDS

2014 Artist in Residence, ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS
2015 Landon Metz, Monografía, Mousse
2014 West Street Studio, Monografía, Libraryman
2.013 Verdadera translation, Monografía
2012 Pintura Pintor de superficie, Monografía, Vimmerby RinkerbyBallet
2012 El inclusivista, Monografía