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“Tyree Guyton: Love, Sam” at Martos Gallery

NOVEMBER 01, 2019 - DECEMBER 22, 2019 Martos Gallery is pleased to present Love, Sam, Tyree Guyton’s first New York solo exhibition at Martos. This exhibition will present new and old work by Guyton including portraits, assemblages, and works from Guyton’s famous door series Tyree’s Doors, as well as works on paper by Guyton’s grandfather and mentor, Sam Mackey. The name Tyree Guyton may conjure references to his long-standing Heidelberg Project, which began in 1986. This impressive landmark is recognized as one of the most influential art environments in the world, and Guyton it’s pioneer; incorporating large installation works into an urban community, which ultimately cast a spotlight on poverty and neglect. However, Guyton has always maintained his studio practice. At the age of nine, Guyton’s grandfather gave him his first paint brush – it became his magic wand. Together they would drive around the city of Detroit looking for things to turn into art. He imbued a sense of whimsy in …

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