Duration: 1 March 2007 – 1 October 2007
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery presents an exhibition of rare and important works from the estate of Louise Nevelson.
Through her unmistakable work and flamboyant personality, Louise Nevelson has come to be recognized as one of America's most significant and influencial contemporary sculptors. Affectionately named "Empress of Assemblage", Nevelson shapes space through her striking and unconvension alamalgams of discarded objects and wood scraps. Predominantly black, her monochromatic structures have been described as "containers for the subconscious"; recessed voids representing the shadows and mysteries of the universe.
In 1963, Louise Nevelson was presented with the honour of representing the United States in the Venice Biennale and in 1967 she had her first major museum retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Subsequent exhibitions have been held at The Chicago Art Institute, The Tate Gallery; London, Le Musee Rodin; Paris, and The National Galleries of Scotland; Edinburgh. Nevelson's work has been acquired for permanent collection by the world's most prestigious art institutions, including the MoMA, The Guggenheim, The Isreal Museum; Jerusalem, The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokyo, The Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller; The Netherlands, and Le Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.
Louise Nevelson's unique aesthetic has secured her legacy within the canon of twentieth century art.