David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Wardell Milan at The Art Show 2018. Throughout his practice, Wardell Milan (b. 1977, Knoxville, Tennessee) sustains a thoughtful inquiry into the nature of beauty and the unconscious, touching on topics such as body modification and gender performance.
Fewer dealers than in recent years chose to unveil new bodies of work. However, Lehmann Maupin mounted new Yosemite landscape photographs by Catherine Opie, paired with the artist’s first forays into forest-themed ceramics. At David Nolan Gallery, Wardell Milan's collages exploring gender identities came fresh from the framer. Nicole Eisenman contributed new drawings inspired by a group of 1950s pre-Pop works by Andy Warhol, both of which were on offer at Anton Kern ($18,000-$26,000 for Eisenman’s; $35,000-$100,000 for Warhol’s).
At David Nolan the artist Wardell Milan reprises his recent breakthrough into panoramic, subtly dystopian paintings of figures in gardens, building on his drawing skill with color, collage and a touches of Cubism.