Paul Kasmin gallery announces Bernar Venet: ARCS from March 9-April 22, 2017. The exhibition features six large-scale drawings and three new sculptures by the French conceptual artist.

With this new series of drawings, the artist deepens his radical, lifelong exploration of the line and material. American art critic Ratcliff writes, “A drawing is an end in itself, not merely a step on the way to realizing a sculpture, nor is a small sculpture of any less importance than one of the artist’s immense outdoor pieces.” Stretching to seven feet tall, these drawings are the artist’s largest to date. Venet uses graphite, oilstick and collage to create groups of four, five and seven arcs in six different configurations onto a white background. With their exacting precision, Venet’s new work originates in his first conceptual sculpture. The interplay between sculpture and drawing brings out the inherent versatility of form in Venet’s oeuvre that transcends material boundaries.

Mirroring the drawings are three new sculptures are made of six-foot-tall rolled steel finished in a black patina. The new Arc sculptures are comprised in groups of four, five and seven curved lines that extend upwards from its base at variations of 86.5 degrees.

Bernar Venet is a French conceptual artist who lives in New York. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for the development of his Tar paintings, Relief cartons, and his iconic Tas de charbon (Pile of Coal), the first sculpture without a specific shape. To date he is the most internationally exhibited French artist with 30 public sculpture exhibitions and monumental works permanently installed in cities around the world.


LOCATION: Paul Kasmin Gallery
DATES: Mar 9-Apr 22, 2017
Click here for more information
 
Paul Kasmin Gallery 297 10th Ave New York, NY 10001

Bernar Venet: ARCS at Paul Kasmin Gallery

When
Mar 9-Apr 22, 2017
Where
Paul Kasmin Gallery
297 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Bernar Venet, Arcs, 2016

Paul Kasmin gallery announces Bernar Venet: ARCS from March 9-April 22, 2017. The exhibition features six large-scale drawings and three new sculptures by the French conceptual artist.

With this new series of drawings, the artist deepens his radical, lifelong exploration of the line and material. American art critic Ratcliff writes, “A drawing is an end in itself, not merely a step on the way to realizing a sculpture, nor is a small sculpture of any less importance than one of the artist’s immense outdoor pieces.” Stretching to seven feet tall, these drawings are the artist’s largest to date. Venet uses graphite, oilstick and collage to create groups of four, five and seven arcs in six different configurations onto a white background. With their exacting precision, Venet’s new work originates in his first conceptual sculpture. The interplay between sculpture and drawing brings out the inherent versatility of form in Venet’s oeuvre that transcends material boundaries.

Mirroring the drawings are three new sculptures are made of six-foot-tall rolled steel finished in a black patina. The new Arc sculptures are comprised in groups of four, five and seven curved lines that extend upwards from its base at variations of 86.5 degrees.

Bernar Venet is a French conceptual artist who lives in New York. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for the development of his Tar paintings, Relief cartons, and his iconic Tas de charbon (Pile of Coal), the first sculpture without a specific shape. To date he is the most internationally exhibited French artist with 30 public sculpture exhibitions and monumental works permanently installed in cities around the world.


LOCATION: Paul Kasmin Gallery
DATES: Mar 9-Apr 22, 2017
Click here for more information
 
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
Sign in or register to post comments.
more events
1/3
ONGOING EVENTS
event

How Should We Live? at the MoMA

Oct 1, 2016 - Apr 23, 2017
MoMA
11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
event

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design at the Jewish Museum

Nov 4, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
event

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book at The Morgan Library

Jan 20 - May 14, 2017
The Morgan Library & Museum
29 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016
event

Alfred Sisley at the Bruce Museum

Jan 21 - May 21, 2017
The Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
event

Dove Allouche "Le Beau Danger" at Peter Freeman Inc.

Feb 23-Apr 8, 2017
Peter Freeman, Inc.
140 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
event

Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
event

Les Lalanne at the Paul Kasmin Gallery

Mar 16, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017
Paul Kasmin Gallery
297 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
event

Lyles & King presents "Bullet Through Glass"

Mar 25, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Lyles & King
106 Forsyth Street at Broome, New York, NY 10002
1/3
recomended for you
event

Agnès Varda at Blum & Poe

Mar 2-Apr 15, 2017
Blum & Poe
19 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065
event

Dark Circus by Stéréoptik @ Here Art Center

May 30-Jun 4, 2017
Here Art Center
145 Sixth Ave, New York, NY, 10013
event

Transatlantic Creative Exchange 2017

May 17-23, 2017
Industry City
274 36th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232