Donald Baechler

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Bathers, 1997
Bronze with plumbing

Stack, 2003
bronze


Walking Figure, 2003-4
bronze


On view: June 2015 -
May 2017


Donald Baechler is a contemporary multi-disciplinary American artist. His creative process begins parallel to his vast collection of popular images and objects, archives filled with years of photographs and clippings that are cumulatively called, as Baechler puts it, an "illusion of history". Throughout his career, Baechler has amassed a cast of characters who are propelled into a world of playfullness, told through a range of materials from painting and silk-screening to bronze works and murals. The use of humor and wit creates a metaphorical language that alludes to nostalgia and "that period of life before the rivening onset of self-consciousness and guilt" (Stephen Vincent, Art in America, 2005).

Donald Baechler was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1956, and currently lives and works in New York City. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art from 1974-77, and Cooper Union from 1977-78. He lived and worked briefly in Germany, and then moved back to NYC in 1980. Work by Baechler has been included in solo and group exhibitions internationally since 1980, in institutions and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Gallery 56 in Budapest, the Whitney Biennial, Kunsthalle Basel, and the Corcoran Biennial. He has been featured in several publications including The New York Times, Art in America, and more. Works by Baechler are included in public collections in institutions and museums including but not limited to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Philadelphia Museum in Philadelphia, and the Collezione Maramotti in Italy.

These works by Donald Baechler were originally included in the 2015 summer exhibition, The Crayon Miscellany.


www.donaldbaechler.com

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Bathers, 1997

Stack, 2003

Walking Figure, 2003-4

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