On occasion of MiArt 2017 Studio Marconi ’65 presents a selection of sculptures and collages by Louise Nevelson executed from 1976 to 1985.
As an emblematic figure of twentieth-century art, Louise Nevelson (Kiev 1899 - New York 1988) distinguished herself in the international art scene through her search for a universal language.
Her rigorously achromatic abstract sculptures are created from waste materials and often painted matt black. Nevelson’s is a sculptural language that immediately adheres to the wall, borrowing its abstract signs from painting. Monumentality, monochrome and the dislocation of planes on a shallow depth are distinctive features of her assemblages or “environments”.
Together with the sculptures a selection of various-sized collages on wood or paper will be on display. They demonstrate the artist’s constant attention to the immediacy of the creative act, the balance in composition, the perspective planes and chromatic relations.
Nevelson’s intense activity devoted to collage since 1950 up to the end of her life demostrates how important it was for her to “put things together” and how, despite being less well known than her sculpture, especially in Italy, the collages nonetheless represent a major part of her work.
As indeed Nevelson herself often said: “I have finally come to realize that the way I think is collage”.