Dawn's Presence - Two Columns

Purchase as a gift in memory of Laura Lee Scurlock Blanton by her children, 2005

About Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson’s room-sized wood sculptures have been hailed as emblematic of many different movements, including Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Monochromatic and usually black, with isolated departures into white and gold, Nevelson assembled the sculptures using discarded pieces of wood that she received or found on the street. As part of Nevelson’s massive, commanding works of art, the scrap wood takes on majestic proportions, reflecting the artist’s personal story of dislocation and self-invention. In Mrs. N’s Palace (1964-1977), a 20-foot-wide tomb-like sculpture with a hollow interior, mirrored floor, and artifacts from her life, Nevelson provides a glimpse into her own physical and personal history.

American, 1899-1988, Kiev, Ukraine, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
We Like It So Much, Childs Gallery, Boston
2016
Nocturnes, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia
2016
Louise Nevelson: Symphony of Ambient Forms, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
2016
Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
2016
Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Louise Nevelson: Symphony of Ambient Forms, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
2016
Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
2016
Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
We Like It So Much, Childs Gallery, Boston
2016
Nocturnes, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia
2016
Women! Women! (Of the 50's), Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
2015
the tiny picture show, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
2015
2014
Paper, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
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