NEW YORK—A new large-scale sculpture by Robert Grosvenor will be on view at the Paula Cooper Gallery at 534 West 21st Street from 5 February through 4 March 2000.
Installed in the main gallery, this work consists of three distinct components. The first is a 16 foot long, paper-thin, rectangular piece of sheet metal spray-painted red, yellow and orange in the center of the room. Resting on top of this multi-colored plane are two silver metal spheres attached to two criss-crossed metal silver poles. This low, horizontal assemblage is slightly elevated by a 6 inch platform.
Two rock stacks situated in the foreground of the gallery to the right and left of the central structure comprise the second and third components of this installation. The sides of these configurations facing the entrance to the gallery, each measuring 3 feet high, are painted red. Fusing playful imagery with the rough, vernacular media of sheet metal and spray paint, this sculpture references sources as diverse as places of worship, a theater stage, a game board, and the urban architectural landscape.
Unlike his spare, monolithic sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s, Grosvenor’s recent work combines unusual and often unexpected combinations of materials and forms. Since the 1980s, he has adopted a more whimsical approach to his production, manipulating everyday materials into fantastical, large-scale objects.
Robert Grosvenor’s sculptures and drawings are in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, among others. This occasion marks his twelfth one-person exhibition at the gallery.
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