Louise Nevelson
1970s Wood Assemblages

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1976-78

“I could be a leaf on the tree in Paris, but I could be the whole tree in America.”

Louise Nevelson

Galerie Gmurzynska is pleased to present an exhibition of Nevelson’s iconic monochromatic wood assemblages alongside her rarely seen collages.

As monumental as they are memorable, Nevelson’s wood assemblages have been aligned with many different movements, from Abstract Expressionism to Cubism and Surrealism. In presenting these objects, Nevelson is presenting us with her own valued collection, her found objects, a personal anecdote, and a glance into her life.

 

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1976

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1970s

Nevelson’s collages are a harmonious and lesser seen companion to the assemblages. Titled after a famous Nevelson quote, “The way I think is collage,” the gallery’s publication was the first to focus on her collage work and brought to the surface never before published documentary images and personal essays by Robert Indiana and Bill Katz. Three of her collages will be on view for the exhibition.

 

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1976-78
Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1976-78

Born in Ukraine in 1899, Nevelson’s family settled in the United States by 1905. She studied the arts with Frederick Kiesler and Hilla Rebay, was introduced to Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso, briefly attended Hans Hofmann’s school in Munich, and worked as an assistant to Diego Rivera. With such prominent and influential colleagues, teachers, and mentors, she went on to create unique art that would resonate with a myriad of artistic movements while staying wholly and genuinely her own.

 

Louise Nevelson: Wood Assemblages from the 1970s
May 2 – June 15, 2019 / Galerie Gmurzynska

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