The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to present David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, the first major thematic exhibition devoted to the work of the renowned 20th-century American sculptor. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibition brings together approximately 80 works from throughout Smith's career.
Installation view July 8 – August 13, 2010 Participating Artists: Dan Christensen, Keltie Ferris, Katharina Grosse, Jacqueline Humphries, Rosy Keyser, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Moskowitz, Jules Olitski, Stephen Prina, Sterling Ruby, David Smith A valve is opened and thousands of liquid particles of paint are rapidly forced from a sealed pressurized container, emerging as a fine mist. Spray!, a group exhibition that examines artists who have embraced the invention of aerosol spray paint in making art. […]
Rebecca Smith, Heavy Orchid, 2009 June 3 – July 17, 2010 The second clause in the full name of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture arguably signals both focus and open-endness in its teaching program. It defines the scope of instruction in terms of time-honored, some would argue elemental methods of plastic inquiry and engenders rigor through medium-specificity in a way that the well-intentioned catch-all “fine arts” has tended to break […]
Rafael Ferrer, Exterior installation Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1969 June 8 – August 22, 2010 El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce that Retro/Active, The Work of Rafael Ferrer, the first solo exhibition in a museum to examine the breadth and depth of the artist’s influential production over the last 55 years, will be on view June 8 – August 22, 2010. The travelling retrospective, curated by Deborah Cullen, […]
Paul Feeley: Corfu (February 22), 1962 Oil-based enamel on canvas, 60 x 48 inches September 13 — October 25, 2008 The exhibition includes nine enamel on canvas paintings made between 1961 and 1964. Feeley’s abstract works with their bright colors, simple repetitive forms and symmetrical compositions occupy an important place in the history of twentieth-century American art. Feeley, alongside Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, worked against the grain of the prevailing Abstract Expressionists […]
David Smith, Untitled, 1964 Spray enamel on canvas, 19 x 16 inches January 17 — February 23, 2008 American sculptor David Smith produced a distinctive body of work using commercial aerosol paint almost immediately upon its invention in the mid-nineteen-fifties. Wielding the spray can with the assurance of a welder’s torch and the immediacy of a paintbrush, Smith combined the sensations of sculpting, painting, and drawing. In these works on paper and canvas […]
If only everything were so black and white. The Tony Smith show at Matthew Marks was essentially all black, while the Anish Kapoor show next door at Barbara Gladstone, which was entitled “Whiteout”, was whiter than a teenage divas’ wedding cake. Both shows included heavyweight works by two sculptors mainly preoccupied with the matrimony of the material to the immaterial. Although the artists are generations apart (Smith died in 1980 at age 68 and Kapoor […]