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PROVENANCE: Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles (label verso); Private collection, Marina del Rey, California, acquired from the above.

Condition Report: Unlined canvas; surface grime; approximately two hairline abrasions to the varnish, one to the upper left edge and one to the upper right edge; a few pinhead sized …

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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.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
Mary CorsePace Gallery
2018
Mary Corse: A Survey in LightWhitney Museum of American Art
Mary CorseDia Art Foundation
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Untitled from Grey Light Grid Series, 1988

Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
48 1/2 × 48 1/2 in
123.2 × 123.2 cm
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Heritage Auctions

PROVENANCE: Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles (label verso); Private collection, Marina del Rey, …

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Mary Corse