James Siena, at Pace Gallery
March 25 – April 30, 2011

Since James Siena worked at Bark Frameworks in the early 1980s, he has always had a particularly sensitive approach to the framing of his work.

The frames for James Siena’s works are unique; Siena and our frame designer carefully consider each frame as a response to each individual drawing. A number of materials are used—maple, mahogany, brass, aluminum and copper—and in most cases the frame profiles are designed and made for the specific drawing.

The matting, in a wide range of colors and dimensions, is highly nuanced. One design feature, however, is common to almost all the presentations of the drawings—the whole sheet is revealed, floating in the window mat.

Courtesy  The Pace Gallery, New York

Photographs by Christine Austin.