Barry Le Va, ‘Installation Study (4 Length Section)’, 1973, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Drawing on green paper, David Nolan Gallery
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Barry Le Va

Installation Study (4 Length Section), 1973

Drawing on green paper
43 1/2 × 55 1/2 in
110.5 × 141 cm
.
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New York
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Hand-signed by artist, signed and dated lower right, recto
Barry Le Va
American, 1941–2021
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With unconventional materials and reductive forms, Barry Le Va redefined sculpture by introducing new subjects, formats, and modes of production in the 1960s in tandem with Richard Serra and Eva Hesse, among others. He aimed to mentally engage his audience through process-oriented works (entailing layering, crushing, blowing, and spilling) that take sculpture beyond the traditional notion of fully formed, enclosed matter. Foundational to Process art, the seemingly random arrangements of ball bearings, wooden planks, and pieces of felt that comprised his earliest large-scale installations in the late 1960s entered into a dialogue with their surroundings. Similarly, Tachycardia II (2006), large blocks of aluminum and cast resin placed around a gallery floor, drew attention to the relationship between the objects and the space containing them. Critic Saul Ostrow has noted Le Va’s pursuit of “a rational subjectivity” In his practice.

Barry Le Va, ‘Installation Study (4 Length Section)’, 1973, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Drawing on green paper, David Nolan Gallery
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed and dated lower right, recto
Barry Le Va
American, 1941–2021
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With unconventional materials and reductive forms, Barry Le Va redefined sculpture by introducing new subjects, formats, and modes of production in the 1960s in tandem with Richard Serra and Eva Hesse, among others. He aimed to mentally engage his audience through process-oriented works (entailing layering, crushing, blowing, and spilling) that take sculpture beyond the traditional notion of fully formed, enclosed matter. Foundational to Process art, the seemingly random arrangements of ball bearings, wooden planks, and pieces of felt that comprised his earliest large-scale installations in the late 1960s entered into a dialogue with their surroundings. Similarly, Tachycardia II (2006), large blocks of aluminum and cast resin placed around a gallery floor, drew attention to the relationship between the objects and the space containing them. Critic Saul Ostrow has noted Le Va’s pursuit of “a rational subjectivity” In his practice.

Barry Le Va

Installation Study (4 Length Section), 1973

Drawing on green paper
43 1/2 × 55 1/2 in
110.5 × 141 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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