Louise Nevelson: Sculpture and Collage
March 2 - April 13, 2012
Louise Nevelson: Sculpture and Collage

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March 02, 2012

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Not available0.000.00



Louise Nevelson’s fiercely independent approach to sculpture has become an iconic achievement in postwar art. Working primarily in wood—often found and discarded—the artist’s assemblages create environments of light, shadow, architecture and spatial dynamics. Her stacks of constructed boxes, each with intricate interior spaces became a signature approach. A selection of wood wall constructions and collages (in effect her drawings), shown side-by-side offer insight into her evolving ideas about materials and assemblage. The works on view date from 1957 to 1981 and include a gold sculpture from her important "Royal Tide" series. Nevelson’s decision to uniformly paint all of her constructions a single color was fully realized by the 1950s—she chose gold after first working only in black, then white. In describing the gold sculptures, she noted with irony and as an immigrant, “They promised that the streets of America would be paved in gold.”


Louise Nevelson