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Surface Area

September 10, 2011 – October 15, 2011
Surface Area

Exhibition View

Featuring works by

Peter Downsbrough, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Kay Rosen, Robert Ryman, and James Turrell

In general, the surface area is the sum of all the areas of all the shapes that cover the surface of the object.  For this exhibition, each of the works is engaged with the flat planes of the surface.  Ryman uses the texture and slight color variation to conflate the paper and ink surfaces through laying out the process with which the work was made.  Kelly and Turrell both use texture to help create a tension between two and three dimensions in their works, while LeWitt uses the flat surfaces to reaffirm the ultimate similarity between all the geometric forms.  Meanwhile, Peter Downsbrough uses the geometric form of the square to illustrate how the word, “Still”, can both describe the shape, yet also be controlled by it.  Kay Rosen takes two canvases of the same size, but uses different quantities of the same letters to say the same thing, thus proving and simultaneously disproving the title of the show.

Works In Exhibition

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Works by James Turrell and Sol LeWitt (on pedestal)

Series E, from First Light

James Turrell Series E, from First Light 1989-1990 Set of three etchings with aquatint

Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
Plate/Image size:  39 1/8 x 27 1/4 inches each  (99.4 x 69.2 cm each)
Paper size:  42 7/16 x 29 3/4 inches each  (107.5 x 75.6 cm each)
(Inventory #22195)

Steps

Sol LeWitt Steps 2005 Shaped from solid slabs of syntactic polyurethane and painted in lacquer

Edition of 6
Signed and numbered on bottom of base
Sculpture is 6 x 6 x 6 inches
on a base measuring 12 x 12 x 1 inches
(Inventory #18324)

Flat Topped Pyramid

Sol LeWitt Flat Topped Pyramid 2005 Shaped from solid slabs of syntactic polyurethane and painted in lacquer

Sculpture is 6 x 6 x 6 inches on a base measuring 12 x 12 x 1 inches
Edition of 6
(Inventory #18321)

Octagon and a Cube

Sol LeWitt Octagon and a Cube 2005 Shaped from solid slabs of syntactic polyurethane and painted in lacquer

Sculpture is 14 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 6 inches on a base measuring 18 x 12 x 1 inches
Edition of 6
(Inventory #18271)

Slab X

Sol LeWitt Slab X 2006 Shaped from solid slabs of syntactic polyurethane and painted in lacquer

Each sculptural element is 6 x 6 x 6 inches on a base measuring
12 x 12 x 1 inches
Edition of 6
(Inventory #18354)

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Sol LeWitt (on pedestals), James Turrell (partial view) and Ellsworth Kelly

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Works by Sol LeWitt (on pedestals) and Ellsworth Kelly

Gray Curve

Ellsworth Kelly Gray Curve 1988 Two color lithograph

Edition of 15
Signed, numbered, dated below image
Paper/Image size:  26 x 84 inches  (66 x 213.4 cm)
Frame size:  29 5/8 x 87 1/2 inches  (75.2 x 222.3 cm)
(Inventory #13840)

AREAS

Kay Rosen AREAS 2009 Sign paint on two canvases

18 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches each  (46 x 33.3 cm each)
(Inventory #23422)

 

 

Untitled from the Couples portfolio

Robert Ryman Untitled from the Couples portfolio 1993 Etching with aquatint

Edition of 75
Signed on left edge, numbered upper left and dated bottom in image
Image/Plate size:  13 x 13 inches(33 x 33 cm)
Paper size:  13 1/2 x 16 7/8 inches(34.3 x 42.9 cm)
Frame size:  20 3/4 x 24 1/8 inches(52.7 x 61.3 cm)
(Inventory #22672)

STILL

Peter Downsbrough STILL 2011 Wall piece with latex paint

Overall dimensions variable
This installation: 79 x 79 inches (200.7 x 200.7 cm)
(Inventory #23776)

First painted by: Ryan Cross, Barbara Krakow Gallery

First installation: Surface Area September 10, 2011 – October 15, 2011

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