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WAVE

Naum Gabo, Joseph La Piana, Julio Le Parc, Heinz Mack, Robert Motherwell, Beverly Pepper, Gustavo Pérez Monzón, Otto Piene, Ugo Rondinone, Francisco Salazar, Kenneth Snelson, Keith Sonnier, Jesús Rafael Soto, Victor Vasarely

July 12 – September 10, 2022

Selected Works Thumbnails
Jesús Rafael Soto

Penetrable Azul de Valencia, 1999

wood and pigmented plastic, unique

108 5/8 x 366 1/8 x 108 1/4 in. / 276 x 930 x 275 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Penetrable Azul de Valencia, 1999

wood and pigmented plastic, unique

108 5/8 x 366 1/8 x 108 1/4 in. / 276 x 930 x 275 cm

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Naum Gabo

Construction in Space: Suspended, 1957/64, altered c. 1966

perspex, beryllium spring-wire, phosphor-bronze cradle, on aluminum base, unique

20 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. / 53 x 62.2 x 57 cm

Naum Gabo

Construction in Space: Suspended, 1957/64, altered c. 1966

perspex, beryllium spring-wire, phosphor-bronze cradle, on aluminum base, unique

20 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. / 53 x 62.2 x 57 cm

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Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Cumulative Space Painting 016, 2018

pigmented ink and acrylic on canvas

66 x 80 in. / 167.6 x 203.2 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Cumulative Space Painting 016, 2018

pigmented ink and acrylic on canvas

66 x 80 in. / 167.6 x 203.2 cm

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Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting B, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

20 x 37 in. / 50.8 x 94 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting B, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

20 x 37 in. / 50.8 x 94 cm

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Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting O, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

24 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. / 62.2 x 201.9 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting O, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

24 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. / 62.2 x 201.9 cm

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Julio Le Parc 

Ondes 122 serie 12 número 1-1, 1973

acrylic on canvas

51 x 63 3/4 in. / 130 x 162 cm

Julio Le Parc 

Ondes 122 serie 12 número 1-1, 1973

acrylic on canvas

51 x 63 3/4 in. / 130 x 162 cm

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Beverly Pepper

Lago I, 1970

stainless steel, unique

18 x 54 x 168 in. / 45.7 x 137.2 x 426.7 cm

Beverly Pepper

Lago I, 1970

stainless steel, unique

18 x 54 x 168 in. / 45.7 x 137.2 x 426.7 cm

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Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 12, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 12, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

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Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 13, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 13, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

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Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 14, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 14, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

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Ugo Rondinone

einundzwanzigsteraugustzweitausendundnull, 2000

acrylic on canvas, plexiglass plaque with caption

86 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. / 220 x 220 cm

Ugo Rondinone

einundzwanzigsteraugustzweitausendundnull, 2000

acrylic on canvas, plexiglass plaque with caption

86 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. / 220 x 220 cm

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Francisco Salazar

Ouverture n°804, 2000

wood, acrylic on corrugated cardboard

39 2/5 x 39 2/5 in. / 100.1 x 100.1 cm

Francisco Salazar

Ouverture n°804, 2000

wood, acrylic on corrugated cardboard

39 2/5 x 39 2/5 in. / 100.1 x 100.1 cm

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Kenneth Snelson

3-Way Core Tower, 1974-1997

stainless steel, unique

88 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

224.2 x 90.2 x 85.1

Kenneth Snelson

3-Way Core Tower, 1974-1997

stainless steel, unique

88 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

224.2 x 90.2 x 85.1

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Keith Sonnier

Wall Slash II, 1988

neon, aluminum, unique

97 x 157 x 12 in. / 246.4 x 398.8 x 30.5 cm

Keith Sonnier

Wall Slash II, 1988

neon, aluminum, unique

97 x 157 x 12 in. / 246.4 x 398.8 x 30.5 cm

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Jesús Rafael Soto

Noir Vertical No. 2, 1968

painted wood, wire, and nylon, unique

61 x 22 x 17 in. / 156.8 x 55.9 x 44.5 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Noir Vertical No. 2, 1968

painted wood, wire, and nylon, unique

61 x 22 x 17 in. / 156.8 x 55.9 x 44.5 cm

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Jesús Rafael Soto

Gran Círculo (Escrituras), 1995

mixed media sculpture (wood, acrylic paint, metal rods, nylon threads), unique

19 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. / 49.5 x 69.9 x 11.4 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Gran Círculo (Escrituras), 1995

mixed media sculpture (wood, acrylic paint, metal rods, nylon threads), unique

19 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. / 49.5 x 69.9 x 11.4 cm

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Jesús Rafael Soto

Penetrable Azul de Valencia, 1999

wood and pigmented plastic, unique

108 5/8 x 366 1/8 x 108 1/4 in. / 276 x 930 x 275 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Penetrable Azul de Valencia, 1999

wood and pigmented plastic, unique

108 5/8 x 366 1/8 x 108 1/4 in. / 276 x 930 x 275 cm

Naum Gabo

Construction in Space: Suspended, 1957/64, altered c. 1966

perspex, beryllium spring-wire, phosphor-bronze cradle, on aluminum base, unique

20 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. / 53 x 62.2 x 57 cm

Naum Gabo

Construction in Space: Suspended, 1957/64, altered c. 1966

perspex, beryllium spring-wire, phosphor-bronze cradle, on aluminum base, unique

20 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. / 53 x 62.2 x 57 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Cumulative Space Painting 016, 2018

pigmented ink and acrylic on canvas

66 x 80 in. / 167.6 x 203.2 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Cumulative Space Painting 016, 2018

pigmented ink and acrylic on canvas

66 x 80 in. / 167.6 x 203.2 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting B, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

20 x 37 in. / 50.8 x 94 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting B, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

20 x 37 in. / 50.8 x 94 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting O, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

24 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. / 62.2 x 201.9 cm

Joseph La Piana

Subfractal Relief Space Painting O, 2019

pigmented ink on canvas

24 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. / 62.2 x 201.9 cm

Julio Le Parc 

Ondes 122 serie 12 número 1-1, 1973

acrylic on canvas

51 x 63 3/4 in. / 130 x 162 cm

Julio Le Parc 

Ondes 122 serie 12 número 1-1, 1973

acrylic on canvas

51 x 63 3/4 in. / 130 x 162 cm

Beverly Pepper

Lago I, 1970

stainless steel, unique

18 x 54 x 168 in. / 45.7 x 137.2 x 426.7 cm

Beverly Pepper

Lago I, 1970

stainless steel, unique

18 x 54 x 168 in. / 45.7 x 137.2 x 426.7 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 12, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 12, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 13, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 13, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 14, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Untitled 14, 2021

mixed media on board

37 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. / 95.2 x 70.2 cm

Ugo Rondinone

einundzwanzigsteraugustzweitausendundnull, 2000

acrylic on canvas, plexiglass plaque with caption

86 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. / 220 x 220 cm

Ugo Rondinone

einundzwanzigsteraugustzweitausendundnull, 2000

acrylic on canvas, plexiglass plaque with caption

86 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. / 220 x 220 cm

Francisco Salazar

Ouverture n°804, 2000

wood, acrylic on corrugated cardboard

39 2/5 x 39 2/5 in. / 100.1 x 100.1 cm

Francisco Salazar

Ouverture n°804, 2000

wood, acrylic on corrugated cardboard

39 2/5 x 39 2/5 in. / 100.1 x 100.1 cm

Kenneth Snelson

3-Way Core Tower, 1974-1997

stainless steel, unique

88 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

224.2 x 90.2 x 85.1

Kenneth Snelson

3-Way Core Tower, 1974-1997

stainless steel, unique

88 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

224.2 x 90.2 x 85.1

Keith Sonnier

Wall Slash II, 1988

neon, aluminum, unique

97 x 157 x 12 in. / 246.4 x 398.8 x 30.5 cm

Keith Sonnier

Wall Slash II, 1988

neon, aluminum, unique

97 x 157 x 12 in. / 246.4 x 398.8 x 30.5 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Noir Vertical No. 2, 1968

painted wood, wire, and nylon, unique

61 x 22 x 17 in. / 156.8 x 55.9 x 44.5 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Noir Vertical No. 2, 1968

painted wood, wire, and nylon, unique

61 x 22 x 17 in. / 156.8 x 55.9 x 44.5 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Gran Círculo (Escrituras), 1995

mixed media sculpture (wood, acrylic paint, metal rods, nylon threads), unique

19 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. / 49.5 x 69.9 x 11.4 cm

Jesús Rafael Soto

Gran Círculo (Escrituras), 1995

mixed media sculpture (wood, acrylic paint, metal rods, nylon threads), unique

19 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. / 49.5 x 69.9 x 11.4 cm

WAVE - On View - Marlborough New York

Jesús Rafael Soto

Penetrable Azul de Valencia, 1999

wood and pigmented plastic, unique

108 5/8 x 366 1/8 x 108 1/4 in. / 276 x 930 x 275 cm

Press Release

Marlborough is pleased to present WAVE, a group exhibition inspired by the core principles of post-war geometric abstraction and kinetic art. The show is comprised of works whose effects become notably disembodied from the material and are instead entrusted to the viewer’s physical and optical participation.  
 
The exhibition opens with Naum Gabo’s Construction in Space: Suspended Version II, 1957/64. Gabo was a pioneer of Constructivism whose linear constructions developed kinetic patterns assimilated by many of the artists included in this group exhibition. Two seminal works by Group Zero founders Otto Piene and Heinz Mack are included, as well, utilizing light and motion as guiding principles in their work.

At the center of the exhibition is a thirty-foot sculpture by the Venezuelan artist, and Group Zero member, Jesús Rafael Soto, Penetrable Azul de Valencia, 1999. The interactive and monumental work articulates the artist’s concept of dematerialization through optical vibration.  In an essay written for the 1969 exhibition held at Marlborough, the artist’s first in the United States, Guy Brett writes of the Penetrables:

Thousands of plastic threads well over head-height hung down in the space thickening it into a dense medium. The work could be entered from any direction and the threads were occasionally stirred en masse by the wind. Here the kind of diffusion explored in Soto’s paintings becomes an enveloping experience, and, in a significant sense, a communal experience. Brushing through, there is an extraordinary feeling that one’s physicality is diffused, and other peoples’ also, so that people no longer abutt upon one another like objects, as they do in the street. In the modern street we are all eyes, staring, and our tightly defined bodies move along mechanically. In Soto’s Penetrable the eyesight is scattered with all the delicacy of an object in one of his kinetic paintings. It is with our whole bodies that we experience the ‘climate’ of the work and welcome the illusion.

On view alongside the Soto are two large-scale steel works by American sculptors Beverly Pepper and Kenneth Snelson. Also presented will be works by Ugo Rondinone, Gustavo Pérez Monzón, and Joseph La Piana, all of whom are contemporary artists working within the tenets of geometric abstraction.

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