The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Mary Corse: A Survey in Light, the artist’s first solo museum survey, from July 28 through November 11, 2019. The exhibition, with 20 paintings, two sculptures, and three prints, brings together for the first time Corse’s key bodies of work, including her early shaped canvases, freestanding sculptures, and light encasements that she engineered in the mid-1960s. Also featured are her breakthrough White Light Paintings, begun in 1968, and the Black Earth series that she initiated after moving in 1970 from downtown Los Angeles to Topanga Canyon, where she lives and works today.
Mary Corse, Untitled (White Inner Band), 2003, glass microspheres and acrylic on canvas, 96 × 240 in., collection of the artist, courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Lisson Gallery, and Pace Gallery, © Mary Corse, photograph by Flying Studio
Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in association with LACMA, Mary Corse: A Survey in Light was on view at the Whitney from June 8–November 25, 2018. The presentation at LACMA is organized by Carol S. Eliel, the museum’s senior curator of Modern Art.
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