September 22 - November 25 1984

"If you want to comprehend a phenomenon, you have to go to the edges or perimeters where it slips into something else, or where its contradictions or isolation become evident. To figure out aspects of American power, or power in general, you have to look at power at the peripheries."

“…this retrospective spanned nearly forty years of the artist’s career. Now sixty-two, Golub was first recognized thirty years ago in Chicago where he played a prominent role in the figurative expressionist movement. Golub’s work depicts the ravages of power on society and, more recently, traces of the influence of power through the metaphor of the mercenary. His work has earned international recognition for its concern with the human condition, expressed through a powerful forma and iconographic vocabulary.”
-From The New Museum Annual Report, 1981-1984

Traveled to La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

New Museum curators
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York