Dan Flavin Exhibition

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

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The Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of four early Dan Flavin works, produced between 1964 and 1975. The exhibition provides a look into Flavin’s varied configurations of paired contrasting colors, centering on a major “corridor” piece of pink and yellow lights from 1972-1975.

With his first fluorescent light piece, the diagonal of May 25, 1963, which he dedicated to Brancusi, Flavin expressed an interest in activating sculptural space with color and light. By the late 1960s he had developed a wide-ranging set of possibilities for integrating his lights within the three-dimensions of architecture. These possibilities included engaging the floor, ceiling and corners of the exhibition space; taking advantage of architectural features such as doorways and moldings; fencing off segments of the exhibition space with “barriers” of light; and, by the time of his 1969 retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada, developing special installations, or “situations,” consisting of specially constructed architectural spaces containing room-filling light.



from September 10, 2010 to October 30, 2010


Dan Flavin

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