Sherrie Levine Exhibition

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

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The exhibition will include two series of 18 monochrome paintings based on the various tones of grey and blue found in Alfred Stieglitz’s Equivalents. The Equivalents are a series of photographs of cloud formations taken between 1925 and 1934 that form the cornerstone of Stieglitz’s reflection on the medium of photography and its unique ability to capture abstraction in the natural world. Levine’s monochromatic series extends her career-long inquiry into abstract painting, from the stripe and checkerboard patterns of the 1980s to works after Blinky Palermo, Piet Mondrian, the Russian avant-garde and others. A recent series of monochrome works, titled Salubra (2007), was based on a color chart for wallpapers designed by Le Corbusier in 1931.

This is Levine’s second series of works inspired by Stieglitz’s work. In 2006, she created Equivalents: After Stieglitz 1-18, a suite of 18 photographic prints which break down the gray scale of the original photographs into chessboard-pattern squares of solid hues.

Also on view will be a series of new bronze sculpture, including Khmer Torso, a headless and armless male figure based on a carved stone sculpture of a male divinity from 12th century Cambodia; and Les Deux Chèvre-Pieds, a reference to the Greek god Pan and the goat-satyrs who attend Dionysus.



from November 06, 2010 to December 18, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-11-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Sherrie Levine

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