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Reminiscent of Color Field painters like Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis, Landon Metz’ paired down aesthetic points to his time growing up in Arizona. His ink-stained canvasses, often arranged around a space in a sequential installation, have a precision and lightness that reflects his airy Brooklyn studio. Metz is not trying to create singular pieces of work, but open out new ways in which one looks at and exists within a particular space.

Landon Metz (b. 1985, Arizona, USA) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke (2019), Sean Kelly, New York (2018), Von Bartha, Basel (2018) and Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome (2018).

I don’t consider myself a painter. I think of myself more as an artist who uses paintings rather than simply makes them. Especially with my latest pieces, the work may be informed by conversations surrounding the medium, but it’s not in any way fixed or limited to them.

Landon Metz

Biography

Residencies

  • 2014

    ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy (Forthcoming)

  • 2019

    Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

    Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2018

    Asymmetrical Symmetry, Sean Kelly, New York, NY, USA

    Feels So Right Now, Von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

    Landon Metz, Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy

  • 2017

    Fourth Wall, Von Bartha, S-chanf, Switzerland

    At the bodega on the corner they have black plums 2 for $1 and cactus pears 2 for $1 and tangerines 2 for $1, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Quintets, VI, VII, Oslo, Norway

  • 2016

    &, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

    &, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

  • 2015

    oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Landon Metz, James Fuentes, New York, NY, USA

  • 2014

    Plose, ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy

    Michael Jackson Penthouse, Retrospective, Hudson, NY, USA

  • 2012

    Still, TORRI, Paris, France

  • 2011

    Something To Dance To, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Morris Louis / Landon Metz, with Morris Louis, Paul Kasmin, New York, NY, USA

  • 2013

    Shake Shack Guggenheim, with Ethan Cook, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Corners / In Between, Norma Mangione, Turin, Italy

    Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

    Five years of VI, VII, Independent Regence, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2016

    Splotch, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY, USA

  • 2015

    Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

    The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2014

    173 E 94th St / Chausee de Waterloo 550, Paul Kasmin at Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium

    From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly, New York, NY, USA

    La Chose Encadrée, SWG3, Glasgow International Biennial, Glasgow, UK

  • 2013

    F(re)e Play, Stadium, New York, NY, USA

    La Suite, TORRI, Paris, France

    Organix, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy

    Space Whole Karaoke, Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2012

    Slowed & Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York, NY, USA

    Can't Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY, USA

    TLK DRTY, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2011

    Historia Mysteria, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Post Truth, Reference Art Gallery, Richmond, VI, USA

    Saint Lawrence Ice, Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada

Selected images