Louise Nevelson, ‘Sky Case VII’, 1974, Nohra Haime Gallery

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

Solo Shows

2017
114 45 Stockholm,
Louise Nevelson: Selected Works
2017
San Jose,
Louise Nevelson: The Fourth Dimension
2017
Lugano,
Louise Nevelson. Assemblages and Collages 1960–1980. Curated by Bruno Corà
2016
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