Alan Shields
American, 1944-2005
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Archival Exhibition Curated by Jennifer Farrell,
Dieu Donné
2015
MATERIALS / ABSTRACTION,
Owen James Gallery
2013
Alan Shields,
Cherry and Martin

A prominent and idiosyncratic figure in the New York art world of the 1970s, Alan Shields made vibrant collages from scraps of cloth, un-stretched canvas, rope, beads, wood, and pipe cleaners, staining the stitched and woven surfaces of his three-dimensional paintings with dye. Shields grew up on a farm in Kansas, …

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