Mary Corse
American, born 1945
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Mary Corse: A Survey in Light,
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mary Corse,
Dia Art Foundation
Then and Now,
Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Best known for her exploration of radiant and interactive surfaces and her innovative technique of painting, Mary Corse first gained recognition for her involvement in the Light and Space movement in 1960s Southern California, along with James Turrell, Robert Irwin, and Douglas Wheeler. Like many of these artists, Corse rejected Abstract Expressionist practices of using accident and relinquishing intention in the application of pigment, favoring instead the controlled formal geometry of Minimalism. As the viewer moves or surrounding light conditions alter, Corse’s works seem to shift subtly, creating a complex spatial and temporal dynamic. As the artist herself eloquently said, “Where there is space, there is time.”