John Chamberlain Exhibition

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

poster for John Chamberlain Exhibition

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With works ranging from 1962 through 1990, the exhibition will present a selection of free-standing pieces and wall sculptures made in Chamberlain’s iconic idiom of crushed metal from car bodies and other detritus of modern industrial society. Since the late 1950s, Chamberlain’s practice has included the crumpling, welding and at times painting or spraying of discarded car parts, which he twists and bends to form dynamic, powerful assemblages. Notable for their everyday, industrial nature and their varying degrees of formal resilience and pliability, Chamberlain’s materials have also included Plexiglas (melted), urethane foam (carved, twisted and tied) and industrial-weight aluminum foil (compressed and wadded).
[Image: John Chamberlain 1983 "Birthday Piece" Painted and chromium-plated steel 36 x 42 x 13 in.]



from March 01, 2011 to April 09, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-03-05 from 17:00 to 19:00

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