New York, 5/5/2007 - 9/16/2007
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) gained prominence as
a sculptor in the early 1950s with her environments
in wood. Through her work, she narrated aspects of
her personal history – such as the Jewish migration
to the US between the 1880s and the 1920s,
her involvement in American modernism, and her
status as a female artist. This exhibition surveys
her legacy to sculpture and postwar American art.
The show includes 66 works made from 1928
to 1988, including drawings and two room-size
installations. Of particular interest is the monumental
black sculpture 'Homage to 6,000,000 I (1964),'
which is a memorial to the Jews who died in the
Holocaust. The curving work typifies her "wall"
approach to sculpture, characterized by how she
would fill stacked wooden crates with found objects.
Also on view is a recreation of 'Dawn's Wedding
Feast' (1959), the stunning white installation
Nevelson created for an exhibition at the Museum of
Modern Art in New York. A video featuring interviews
with six contemporary artists who have been inspired
by her work documents how Nevelson's influence
May 5 through September 16, 2007
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