Geometric and lyrical suspended works celebrate WCMA’s recent acquisition of Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972), a signature drape work on a gigantic scale.
Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) defies conventional definitions of sculpture and painting with his pioneering use of pigment on un-stretched material.
Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972) can be suspended in multiple ways, creating interactions with the people and works of art surrounding it. In the spirit of Gilliam’s experimental practice, this exhibition will completely re-install the gallery space three times to reflect different interpretations.
The third installation, The Topographies of Color, includes Lee Krasner’s Pink Stone from “Primary Series”, 1969, a lithograph on paper, and will run from June 7 to Sept. 3.