Doug and Mike Starn, Time Takes A Cigarette, 2023

Doug + Mike Starn

Time Takes A Cigarette

Matthew Weinstein, Sun 2, 2023. Oil on linen, 16 × 20 inches
Matthew Weinstein, Sun 2, 2023. Oil on linen, 16 × 20 inches

Matthew Weinstein

Twenty Suns

16 February – 10 March, 2024
Opening reception for the artists, Friday, 16 February, 6–8 pm

Press release

The Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present its seventh show with Doug and Mike Starn, Time Takes a Cigarette. The show is accompanied by the gallery’s sixth show with multi-media contemporary artist Matthew Weinstein.

Identical twins who work collaboratively, the Starns are internationally recognized for their mixed media works and transcendent photography. The Starns first received international attention at the 1987 Whitney Biennial, and their career has spanned more than three decades. They defy categorization as they combine traditionally separate disciplines, such as photography, sculpture, painting, and architecture. Their largest artistic endeavor, Big Bambú – the roof garden exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2010 – was the 9th most attended exhibition in the museum’s storied history.

The Time Takes a Cigarette exhibition will showcase new bodies of large-scale works, including one that captures expansive cloudscapes, curving gracefully and drawing the viewer towards our shared experience of earth’s ever-changing sky. The series is comprised of beautiful mixed media compositions of light, color and texture.

The Starns’ art has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide. They are represented in public and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Jewish Museum, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; La Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris; La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others.

Matthew Weinstein’s Twenty Suns exhibition focuses on the horizon line and sunset sky. Using a technique similar to divisionism, each oil on linen work represents a unique memory. However, not the image of the memory, rather the feeling specific to that memory. It is the experience of a holistic sense of time. The works represent a meta memory, rather than a concrete one, in which the artist invites you to explore the nature of memory and contemplate how it works. Born and based in New York City, Weinstein earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1987. His has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY; the Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany, and Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen in Munich, Germany, among others.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception of their new works on Friday, February 16 from 6-8 pm. Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.