An unusual exhibition exploring Louise Nevelson's midcentury sculptures and work on paper in dialogue with their historical moment, The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury illuminates Nevelson's multidimensional mastery of form and attunement to postwar American culture. The Carter-organized exhibition features over 50 defining artworks by Nevelson including wall works, installations, and prints from across the country with the lens of the artistic and cultural landscape that shaped her vision and reaffirms her significance as an artist in postwar America.
Inside this provocative book, our board member Maria Nevelson's reflective essay shares her grandmother's lessons on marriage and the recurring bride theme. "Looking back over her life, I see how the bride symbolism was woven through her artwork...Disliking the traditional bride and wife roles, she little by little shed them to gain physical space for self-discovery and to eventually "marry" art in the true soul sense...The consummation of that marriage was through the spiritual exploration and manifestation of what she called the fourth dimension in a series of monumental, rich, and complicated bride and wedding-themed pieces."
Exhibition information: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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“Public art is a public trust.” Our Board Member, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, makes this and plenty of other powerful statements on how to start the process of bringing public art into a community, building it and maintaining for years to come. She is a public art consultant and has worked with iconic artists, such as Louise Nevelson, carefully matching the artist, the art, and the location to create a better world for all of us. Read Pomeroy Schwartz's sage advice in her new book, “The Private Eye in Public Art”, 2023.
Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Founder/President of “WORKS OF ART FOR PUBLIC SPACES, LTD” is a curator, lecturer and public art consultant with a unique concentration in public art policy, contemporary art for architecture and landscape,
and the implementation of civic arts master plans. Her goal is to integrate permanent and temporary public art into the broader concepts of cultural, urban, and environmental revitalization.
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OUT OF ORDER:
The Collages of Louise Nevelson
By Yuval Etgar, Pia Gottschaller, Gio Marconi, Maria Nevelson
Published by Mousse Publishing 2023
Available through Amazon Out of Order: the Collages of Louise Nevelson
A handsomely produced compendium of Nevelson’s little-known, beautifully austere collages
Despite occupying a significant portion of Louise Nevelson’s (1899–1988) creative output, her collages still today remain largely unexplored, with only a few publications and essays dedicated to them. The fact that this body of work was exhibited only on rare occasions during her lifetime (and always alongside sculpture) is undoubtedly a factor in the delay of full scholarship on the subject. Nonetheless, Nevelson was often quoted commenting that “the way I think is collage,” and already by 1960, Jean Arp declared in one of his poems that “Louise Nevelson has a grandfather, probably without knowing it: Kurt Schwitters,” thereby positioning her work within the lineage of avant-garde collage in modern art.”
This book gathers an extensive collection of these collages alongside essays by Yuval Etgar and Pia Gottschaller, and a conversation between Gió Marconi and Maria Nevelson.
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A woman so ahead of her time! She paved the way. Imaginr today, how bright she would shine.
Rock on, Louise!
LN ahead of her time, she paved the way!
Ms Nevelson is an inspiration to me and I have a picture of her on my mantle - along with all my favorite artists - she’s in good company ❤️ thank you Louise xot
Madame Nevelson has for many years been an inspiration to me…and continues to be
great woman great artist i know... and i'm very lucky because Marconi have big art works of the Louise Nevelson here in Milan
Louise inspires me everyday
Such a role model, loved her energy and drive to create art.
In addition to her great sculpting prowess, I love that she had a jewelry line too.
High school was dismal but it was there from an art teacher that I learned about Louise. Her work and story changed the way I thought about art and continues to inspire me. I feel fortunate to live just a few blocks from the location of her Alphabet City studio. Louise forever
Absolute icon. As a @tate Tour Guide, Black Wall is one of my favourite artworks to introduce to our visitors
❤️ The first time I saw her work I was a little girl visiting the Toledo Museum of Art. Her sculpture spoke to me then and still does today. Her take of form and material is so inspiring to me.
An art icon An inspiring women ❤️
❤️ Amazing artist!
I was only 3 when she died, but I had an art teacher introduce me to her work about 10 years later. Some of my earliest artworks were assemblages inside boxes inspired by her and others, like Rauschenberg.
Im so into her. My professor Natalie Kampen taught me about her at Barnard in the 1990s
She was the first woman sculptor I had ever heard of, an inspiration for women artists
Three Women Artists: Expanding Abstract Expressionism in the American West (American Wests, sponsored by West Texas A&M University) Hardcover – June 23, 2022
The book is focused on three artists: Elaine de Kooning, Jeanne Reynal, and Louise Nevelson. In their travels to and work in the High Plains, they were inspired to innovate their abstract styles and introduce new critical dialogues through their work. These women traveled west for the same reason artists often travel to new places: they found paid work, markets, patrons, and friends. This Middle American context offers us a “decentered” modernism—demanding that we look beyond our received truths about Abstract Expressionism.
Authors Amy Von Lintel and Bonnie Roos demonstrate that these women’s New York avant-garde, abstract styles were attractive to Panhandle-area ranchers, bankers, and aspiring art students. Perhaps as importantly, they show that these artists’ aesthetics evolved in light of their regional experiences. Offering their work as a supplement and corrective to the frameworks of patriarchal, East Coast ethnocentrism, Von Lintel and Roos make the case for Texas as influential in the national art scene of the latter half of the twentieth century.
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Louise Nevelson & Dina Wind In Conversation: Abstraction and Assemblage
In collaboration with The International Sculpture Center and Louise Nevelson Foundation, the Dina Wind Art Foundation presents their new In Conversation series with the first dialogue about Louise Nevelson, Dina Wind, and the intersectionality of their practices. Moderated by Erica Battle, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the discussion with Nevelson's granddaughter, Maria, and Wind's son, John, will explore their deep understandings of the art and context behind each woman's oeuvre. Recorded June 18, 2022.
The conversation was held in the art-filled home Dina and Jerry Wind shared for many years, with significant works by both Nevelson and Wind in their collection. Jerry also offered his own brief reflections on his wife’s practice, their art collecting, and their Nevelson works in particular.
Louise Nevelson Was Not Your Average Grandma
ILLUSTRATION BY ISABELLA COTIER
There was no one quite like my grandmother Louise Nevelson. Grandma — I called her Grandma, and she called me Ri-Ri — passed away in 1988, when I was 28. A towering figure of 20th-century modernism who continues to hold sway over the art world and is again being celebrated in exhibitions around the world, including the Venice Biennale, she also looms large over our family. - Maria Nevelson
Courtesy of AVENUE magazine, May 09, 2022
Louise Nevelson. Persistence
@ La Biennale di Venezia
The Louise Nevelson Foundation is pleased to announce a landmark presentation of the celebrated American artist’s work in the historic rooms of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice’s Piazza San Marco. An official Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition, titled Louise Nevelson. Persistence, will mark the 60th anniversary of Nevelson’s representation of the United States in the American Pavilion at the Biennale Arte in 1962.
Opened April 23. 2022.
Photograph by Lynn Gilbert, 1976
More info from Lynn: https://www.lynn-gilbert.com/women-of-wisdom#gallery_1-8