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
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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
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