Cover image of the review
John Nixon, Groups + Pairs 2016-2020, installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, photo: Amalia Lindo. Copyright John Nixon. Courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery.

John Nixon, Groups + Pairs 2016-2020
  • Amelia Winata

16 May 2020
Anna Schwartz Gallery 21 Mar 2020

John Nixon: Groups + Pairs 2016–2020 opened only a couple of days prior to the government mandated COVID-19 lockdown. But unlike other current exhibitions, the online presence of Groups + Pairs is minimal. A standard collection of four installation shots is accompanied by a video Red + Blue, which was also produced for the exhibition. Admittedly, it is not difficult to imagine what a John Nixon exhibition might look like. For nearly five decades, the artist has been producing monochrome and readymade paintings en masse. Groups + Pairs is this, on speed. Consisting of over 100 works, the exhibition is densely packed with Nixon’s typically spare works.

Sign in to read for free

Sign in for free to read the archive and get the latest review each Saturday morning. With our readers subscribing to our free weekly exhibition review, Memo Review can continue to publish quality, independent weekly art criticism.

Consider becoming a Patreon supporter or making a donation.