WG.91
Jim Dine

January 26 - March 17, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday January 25, 6-8 PM

Wetterling Gallery is happy to welcome Jim Dine to Stockholm.
With a career dating back to the 50s Jim Dines imagery is well known. The Heart, Pinocchio and Venus from Milo has followed him through the years and is for him a source of constant inspiration. He returns to these iconic images over and over again and find new ways and meanings. Dine uses the heart as a frame to explore the relation between texture, color and composition. Pinnocchio as a metaphor for art: how you can to create something living from a piece of wood or a flat empty canvas and finally Venus, who let him reinvent an archetypic symbol. The exhibition presents both paintings and sculptures from the three themes.

Jim Dine

One of the most renowned and consistently innovative artists to have emerged in the second half of the twentieth century, Jim Dine is associated with the inception of Pop-Art in the sixties. Dine’s work often reveals a characteristic interplay between actual and painted objects, where everyday items including tools, rope, neckties and even a kitchen sink, can be found anchored to his canvases. For Dine, the canvas represents the ultimate manifestation of “unreality”; his found objects, conversely, the embodiment of what is real. The alchemical aspect of translating concrete objects into pictorial landscapes has been a source of fascination, and unifying thread throughout Dine’s extensive career.

Born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dine studied at the University of Cincinnati and Boston Museum School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dine has been given solo exhibitions in museums in Europe and the United States, including retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1970, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1978. Dine lived in London for a number of years, and he currently resides in Paris, France, and in Walla Walla, Washington.

Jim Dine

Other work by
Jim Dine

Jim Dine, 2018
Dine, At Sea © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Big Wave, 2014© Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Cottonwood Darkness, 2014 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Frozen Hands, 2013 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Mr. Wingate, I Presume, 2013 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Green Venus in Heaven, 2010 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Nina's Song #1, 2013 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Nina's Song #5, 2013 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Pinocchio from the Beam, 2012 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, Rain Clouds on the Road to Poetry, version 1-5, 2013 © Jim Dine / ARS
Dine, The Florist, 2014 © Jim Dine / ARS
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Hearts of Stone, 2015
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery.
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery.
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery.
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery.
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery.
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery.
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Tom Barratt, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Gordon R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Hearts of Stone, 2015, Wetterling Gallery, Installation shots
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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2015
Acrylic, sand, and charcoal on canvas, 106.7 cm x 91.4 cm. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
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2011
Acrylic, sand, charcoal on wood. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
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2009
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
Acrylic and sand on canvas. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
© Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
Inkjet with photo etching and hand painting. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
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2008
Acrylic on canvas with charcoal. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
Acrylic on Canvas. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
Enamel and stain on wood. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
Enamel and stain on wood. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
Enamel and stain on wood. © Jim Dine / ARS, courtesy Pace Gallery
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Installation shots, Wetterling Gallery