David Smith - Form in Color

Exhibition, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland.


Until September 18, 2016
Presented are works by American sculptor, painter, and draughtsman David Smith. A titan of 20th- century art, Smith transformed the innovations of European modernism into a new, richly diverse artistic language. He greatly expanded the notion of what sculpture could be, its relationship to space, moving the site of its production from the artist’s atelier and art foundry into the realms of industry and nature.
Smith’s deeply humanist vision spans pure abstraction and poetic figuration. Exploring the dialogue between his use of form and colour, geometry and gesture, the show brings together a selection of painted steel sculptures and spray-paint pieces, highlighting his objective to merge the concerns of two- and three-dimensional media.