Mark di Suvero "New Sculpture"

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

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Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of recent sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Mark di Suvero, from May 9 through June 30, 2008.
The exhibition will present a 21-feet high structure of intersecting I-beams around a central node of curled steel. The central element was cut from a single plate of steel and bent cold with a crane in the artist’s studio in California; the rest of the sculpture was assembled around that central element over a period of three years.
Di Suvero’s distinctive, monumental assemblages of steel and wood are in museum and public collections around the world and have enhanced public spaces in the United States and abroad for decades. He made his debut with a groundbreaking, widely praised exhibition at the Green Gallery in 1960, and later co-founded the Park Place Gallery, an artist-run cooperative where he exhibited through 1967. Di Suvero was given his first retrospective exhibition in 1975 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Other major exhibitions include: Le Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, also in 1975 (where he was the first living artist to show his work); the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, in 1985, 1995-96 and 2005-06; a citywide exhibition in Venice, Italy, in 1995; and the citywide exhibition Mark di Suvero in Paris, France, 1997. In 1986, he established Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY, converting a previous landfill into a vibrant exhibition space for artists and a park for neighborhood residents. He has received both the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center and the Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities.



from May 09, 2008 to June 30, 2008


Mark di Suvero

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