Frank Stella “Sculpture”

Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th Street

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Marianne Boesky Gallery presents Frank Stella Sculpture, the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery since joining in the spring of 2014. Frank Stella is co-represented with Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York and London.

Since the 1950s, Frank Stella’s practice has explored the boundaries of visual language, working in the realm of abstraction to investigate the freedom and limits of physical space. Though Stella’s work began in painting, the artist has increasingly experimented with the perimeters of spatial abstraction. Today, Stella’s developed practice comprises sculptural works that maintain painterly gesture and movement, discarding the brush and using space itself as a canvas.

The works on view offer a glimpse into Stella’s dynamic output since the 1990s. Expressions of the artist’s progressive impulse, they showcase Stella’s ambitious sense of scale, composition, form and color. In the front gallery, the kinetic lines and bright hues of a Scarlatti K work (rendered using rapid prototyping or 3D printing) temper the rough steel of Creutzwald. These intimately scaled examples give way to the monumental pairing in the main gallery: Fishkill, from Stella’s Hudson River School series, and Puffed Star II, from the artist’s most recent endeavors. Here, rugged grandeur exists in harmony with polished elegance. This co-existence of the built-up and the stripped-down conveys the productive tension at the heart of Stella’s practice, a prolific forward-moving trajectory that continues to challenge the artist’s own aesthetic resolutions.



from November 07, 2014 to December 20, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-11-07 from 18:00 to 20:00


Frank Stella

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