KENNETH SNELSON, E.C. Tower, 2006, is on loan for exhibition to the Pratt Institute. The sculpture is sited on the campus directly in front of the Myrtle Hall.
This work is a prime example of one of Snelson's tensegrity structures, a word created by the philosopher Buckminster Fuller to describe Snelson's structural innovation by combining the words "tension" and "integrity." That combination manifests itself here in webs of stainless steel tubes and cables that are held in highly stressed, structural arrangements through the push-pull balance of compressive forces in the tubes and tension forces in the cables. If Max Bill, the artist and Bauhaus teacher, was right when he claimed that art can greatly evolve from the basis of mathematical thought, then one could assert that the theory and practice by which Snelson has developed his art is the ideal amalgam of science and art, of breathtaking engineering and visionary structural and design purity.
Born in Pendleton, Oregon in 1927, Snelson graduated from the University of Oregon and served in the US Navy in World War II. After the war he enrolled at Black Mountain College in North Carolina where he studied with Josef Albers and encountered Buckminster Fuller. In 1951 Snelson studied with Léger at the Academie Montmartre in Paris and by 1960 created his first large-scale works whereby he entered a new, innovative artistic territory. He lives and works in New York.
From March 10 to September 20, 2015, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Richard Estes: Painting New York City, the first exhibition of the art of Richard Estes to focus on the artist’s technique and process, through an examination of his New York City paintings, prints, and photographs. Spanning from the mid-1960s to the present and featuring over forty paintings and works on paper, the exhibition is Estes’ first New York City museum survey. It is also the first solo painting show in the history of the Museum of Arts and Design.http://madmuseum.org/
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by the esteemed American sculptor, Beverly Pepper, which will open at Marlborough Gallery’s 57th Street location, on March 12 and continue through April 11, 2015. The exhibition showcases ten sculptures of steel and stainless steel, adding to a prodigious career that has spanned over seven decades.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce that an exhibition of new work by artist, Dale Chihuly, will open at Marlborough Gallery 40 West 57thStreet on March 12th with an opening reception from 6-8 pm, and continue through April 11, 2015.
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Hennessey + Ingalls Art and Architecture Bookstore will host a book signing with Diane Tuft for her publication, Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land. The event will take place on Saturday, February 21 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at:
Hennessey + Ingalls
214 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to (310) 458-9074.
More pictures from Tuft's dazzling new book Gondwana can be seen by visiting the book's dedicated website .
Marlborough Graphics is pleased to announce Portraits in Print, an impressive selection of portraits in the printed medium by Francis Bacon, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Manolo Valdés. The exhibition opens on Thursday, February 5 from 6-8pm, and continues through Saturday, March 7, 2015.
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Summary: Installation views of L.egends S.tatements S.tars