David Hockney’s 37-by-28-inch “Untitled No. 2” is part of his The Yosemite Suite, now on view at Pace in downtown Palo Alto.
At 79, David Hockney continues to experiment. While landscapes have long been a part of his oeuvre, in recent years, the renowned artist has embraced the iPad as a medium. The Yosemite Suite, an exhibition at Pace through June 11, focuses on works he created in situ during trips to Yosemite National Park.
“We are delighted to highlight this ongoing series from Hockney, which captures the majestic beauty and awe-inducing scale of this landscape we can call home,” says Elizabeth Sullivan, president of Pace Palo Alto. “Northern Californians will revel in this body of work.”
The show includes more than 20 vibrant iPad drawings, printed in large format, from 37 inches by 28 inches to nearly 93 inches by 70 inches; the latter, addressing the vastness of Yosemite, is composed of four panels. (Hockney’s ties to Northern California extend beyond the Pace exhibition: As part of the Turnaround Arts Initiative, in January, he mentored students at Costaño Elementary School and the 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto. 229 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Originally published in the May/June issue of Silicon Valley