“A Tribute to Kenneth Snelson” Exhibition

Marlborough Contemporary

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[Image: Kenneth Snelson "Tallstar" (1979) aluminum and Stainless-Steel cable, edition of 6, 27 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 18 in. © The Estate of Kenneth Snelson.]
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Marlborough Gallery presents A Tribute to Kenneth Snelson, an exhibition of sculptures and photography from the artist whose work fuses mathematics, science, and art.

Kenneth Snelson (1927-2016) developed his patented tensegrity structural technology over two summers spent at Black Mountain College alongside his early collaborator Buckminster Fuller. This design innovation manifests itself as a seemingly weightless set of cables and tubes implausibly suspended in space, and would go on to become the driving principle of Snelson’s work. As he progressed in his artistic career, Snelson discovered tensegrity could take on a multitude of forms—from towers, to cantilevers, to arches—and exist at monumental scale, producing over forty-five large-scale sculptures that today exist in prominent public collections across the globe.

Though known primarily for his engagements with sculpture and related patented design technologies, Snelson also produced panoramic photographic works. His childhood curiosity with photography was reignited in 1975 at a camera swap, where he discovered a 35-mm panoramic camera. Presented in this exhibition will be Snelson’s homage to his love for New York City, sweeping panoramic cityscapes created utilizing a 1917 16-inch Cirkut camera, one of a mere thirty ever produced.



from September 21, 2021 to November 12, 2021


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