Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to announce Please Enter, a group exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody including works by Richard Artschwager, Radcliffe Bailey, Tom Burr, Jeff Colson, Peter Dayton, Mark Fox, Ralph Gibson, Margaret Griffith, Josephine Halvorson, Julian Hoeber, Jason McLean, Robert Overby, Ry Rocklen, Jo Shane, Do Ho Suh, Gwenn Thomas, Gavin Turk, Rachel Whiteread, Rob Wynne, and Brenna Youngblood.


Doors open, doors close. One enters, one exits. Coming and going. Is it the symbolic element of a door that appeals to artists, or is it that doors can be seen as canvases—a blank and welcoming surface for creating?I decided to curate this exhibition because in all of my years of collecting art, I have seen many artists’ works that feature doors. I think of ornate Medieval-like gates, Subodh Gupta’s Door made entirely of brass, and the work of Ugo Rondinone. Large installations such as Mike Nelson’s intricate labyrinths and Leandro Erlich’s compelling Las Puertas (2004-2005) from Creative Time’s exhibitionThe Plain of Heaven also come to mind. There are of course too many to list.In Please Enter,I am excited to present a selection of door-themed works that I feel are amongst the strongest to date. Recognizable pieces from artists such Do Ho Suh and Rachel Whiteread will be shown alongside other provocative works in various media by established and emerging artists. Come in, enjoy, and please exit…
Beth Rudin DeWoody


Please Enter will be on view October 23-December 19 at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 53 East 64th Street, New York. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 pm on October 23. For images, biographies, or further information, please contact the gallery at or at 212-246-5360 during business hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a-6p.