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NEW YORK—The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a major exhibition of works by Meg Webster at 534 West 21st Street. This show will be on view from 9 September — 14 October 2000.

Comprised of sections of fired clay, the sculpture evokes shapes found in the natural landscape like sand dunes or eroded river basins. Measuring approximately 22 by 22 feet, the sinuous form ascends from ground level, rising to a height of 6 to 7 feet. Part-terrain and part-corporeal, the ceramic sculpture resembles a large-scale, half-shell stadium stand.

A wetlands environment of pools of water, fish and live vegetation will extend from the front gallery into the main gallery space. This “ecosystem” stretches into a waterfall over six feet high.

Webster’s drawings of soil, spices and beeswax were exhibited at Paula Cooper Gallery in February 2000. Her permanent outdoor installations, which are predominately integrated within existing natural landscapes, may be found in collections throughout the United States. For the past fifteen years, Webster has exhibited at numerous institutions, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden, and most recently, the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York, in 1998.

For more information, please contact the gallery: (212) 255-1105 or
info@paulacoopergallery.com