Exhibition Archive

Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
July 4, 2014-October 19, 2014

The exhibition assembles nine sculptures and three paintings from, or related to, the artist's Circle series (1962-63). Smith's boldly painted constructions will be on display both indoors and outdoors at the Stone Hill Center, resituating them against a Berkshires setting that is similar to (and less than one hundred miles away from) the Adirondack site where Smith created and installed them.

Raw Color is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, including essays by the writer and critic Michael Brenson, sculptor Charles Ray, and David Breslin, the show's curator and editor of the catalogue. Please see the Clark website for more information.

 
Circles in the North Field
at Bolton Landing, c. 1964

Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection
Phillips Collection, Washington DC
March 1, 2014-August 31, 2014

The exhibition tells the story of American art from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century when American art became a significant global force after World War II. This extensive exhibition features more than 200 works by over 120 artists and will occupy nearly two-thirds of the museum's galleries.

Visit the Phillips Collection website for more information.


 
Bouquet of Concaves, 1959

Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith
Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York
June 6, 2014-August 8, 2014

Frankenthaler's association with Smith may not have included a formal collaboration, but this installation of drawing, painting and sculpture builds a dialogue between the works that conveys a mutual respect and admiration for each other's artistic endeavors, based on a meaningful, long-standing friendship.

 
Portrait of the Eagle's Keeper, 1964

Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century
Mnuchin Gallery, New York
April 24, 2014-June 7, 2014

Inspired by a large-scale 2012 exhibition of bronze sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts, this exhibition focuses on a smaller group of leading figures from the twentieth century. Featuring key works by Bourgeois, Brancusi, Calder, Ernst, Giacometti, Hepworth, Johns, Kelly, Matisse, Miro, Munoz, Picasso, Rodin, Schutte, Smith and Twombly.

 

 
Untitled, 1959
Auburn Queen, 1959

Le Surrealisme et l'Objet
la sculpture au défi
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris
October 30, 2013-March 3, 2014

This large survey of sculpture from the Surrealist vein will include works by Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst , Alberto Giacometti, Andre Masson, Joan Miro, Man Ray, and David Smith, among others. Curated jointly by Didier Ottinger, deputy director of the Centre Pompidou, and Valerie Fletcher, senior curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.

A comprehensive catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with versions in both French and English. An illustrated list of works and additional information are available at the Centre Pompidou site.

 
Saw Head, 1933

The Nancy Graves Project & Special Guests
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
October 10, 2013-February 16, 2014

A selection of art by "special guests" enriches a Nancy Graves retrospective, which highlights artists that Graves would have known or whose work she would have influenced.

Much of the exhibition draws from the extensive Ludwig collections in Aachen, Cologne, Vienna, Budapest and Beijing. Please see the Ludwig forum website for further information.

 
7/29/53, 1953

 

 

David Smith: Forgings
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
October 29, 2013-December 21, 2013

*this show will be on view for an extended period through January 11, 2014

A large group of Smith's Forgings will be brought together with related sketchbook drawings for a comprehensive view of one of the artist's more idiosyncratic series.

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Forgings III, II and I (1955)
Photograph by David Smith.

David Smith: Points of Power
Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich and St. Moritz
June 10 - September 30, 2012

Throughout his career, Smith refused to be bound by traditional distictions among media. This exhibition presents 40 paintings and more than 20 contemporaneous photographs and painted ceramic plates inspired by the nude female form, together with a dozen of Smith's sculptures in iron, steel and bronze that demonstrate his lifelong fascination with the formal and expressive qualities of the human figure.

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Untitled (Nude), 1964
Enamel on canvas

David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
January 28 - April 15, 2012

Cubes and Anarchy offered a fresh interpretation of Smith's work, revealing that geometric abstraction was a constant focus throughout his career. The exhibition presented nearly 80 works, dating from 1932 to 1965, and included many of his monumental late masterpieces together with related paintings, drawings, photographs and sketchbooks, many of which have never been exhibited.

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Unity of Three Forms, 1937
Private Collection





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