Revolution in the Making Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016
Exhibition, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, USA.
Through nearly 100 works made by 34 artists over the past 70 years, this ambitious undertaking traces ways in which women have changed the course of art by deftly transforming the language of sculpture since the post-war period. Works on view reveal their makers inventing radically new forms and processes that privilege solo studio practice, tactility, and the idiosyncrasies of the artist’s own hand. The exhibition explores multiple strains of artistic approach characterised by abstraction and repetition, which reject the precedent of a monolithic masterwork on a pedestal, employing such tactics as stacking, hanging, and intertwining, to create an intimate reciprocity between artist and viewer.