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Sperone Westwater Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Richard Tuttle. For his third solo exhibition at Sperone Westwater, Richard Tuttle will present painted plywood panels having various simple colors and shapes, hung in a series and individually. In this show the artist continues his exploration of low-relief, drawing and color.

Richard Tuttle has always been engaged in breaking down the barriers that have traditionally separated a work from its surrounding space, and challenging the conventional distinctions between drawing, painting and sculpture.  His art has confounded two and three dimensionality and, by extension, the expected distinctions between art, illusion and reality. At times mystical and often highly rational, at times elliptical and often startlingly direct, Tuttle approaches the conception and realization of art like a scientist, subjecting an idea to scrutiny through the art-making process and then observing the resulting work 'out in the world'." Susan Harris, 1999.

Richard Tuttle was born in 1941 in Rahway, New Jersey, and currently lives in New York and New Mexico. His first gallery exhibition was at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1965. In 1975, the first major museum presentation of his work was curated by Marcia Tucker at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Since then Richard Tuttle has extensively exhibited worldwide, including at the Kunsthalle Basel, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the IVAM, Valencia, the Venice Biennale, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, and the Sezon Museum, Japan.

One-person exhibitions were also held at the Camden Arts Center, London (traveling to the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, and the Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh); the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada; the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; The Arts Club of Chicago, and at the Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland.