Mark di Suvero Exhibition

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

poster for Mark di Suvero Exhibition

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The exhibition presents Nova Albion, 1964-1965, a monumental 24-feet high sculpture made of steel and redwood logs. Nova Albion is named after the white cliffs of northern California that were seen by Captain Francis Drake on June 17, 1579. The California beaches Drake explored are the same ones where di Suvero built this piece using found drift wood logs. In the title, Nova refers to a star that suddenly becomes a thousand times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity, and Albion refers to the earliest known name for England.

Also on view are three large, steel sculptures dating from 1998, 2005 and 2006. These simple, cut-out forms called Totems are made from rusted steel plates. The exhibit includes Origins, a 16-foot wide colorful abstract painting from 1978-1982. Di Suvero laid the canvas on the ground and worked from different angles, only stretching the canvas once it was complete. Origins, an important and rare work, has a three-dimensional depth as the contrasting colors pulsate from the wall.



from May 01, 2010 to July 30, 2010


Mark di Suvero

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