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gallery exhibition

Mary Corse

September 7 – October 7, 2017
536 W 22nd Street


Lehmann Maupin, New York presents Los Angeles-based artist Mary Corse’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.


The exhibition features some of the greatest works by the artist celebrated through time, her recent experiments along with some of her significant and historic works. The exhibition has been influenced by her 1975 work, “Black Light Painting.” It is a going back in time moment for the artist, choosing her once preferred methods and materials that she had introduced in her earlier paintings. One of the works showcased in the exhibition is a monumental one, the prodigious 19-feet painting named, “Untitled (DNA Series) (2017),” accompanied with an additional series of 10 new corresponding paintings created with similar methods and materials. The paintings she created in the series contribute to her exploration of technical as well as theoretical frameworks that she subscribed to during last 50 years. The black and white paintings in the series flaunt Corse’s excellence in creating diverse textural and surface treatments, for example, matte paint or gestural brushstrokes and paintings that are composed with life-reflecting particles. The black and white works are a part of the artist’s long standing experiments to create the interaction between the blacks and the whites and explore how it lends an insight into the interactions and investigating the mechanization effects of experience and thus, perception.


Mary Corse was one of the most celebrated names among the Southern Californian artists who were part of the 1960s 'Light and Space Movement.' Their works, similar in feel, capture the circumstances of any perception through understanding the possible instigations. Corse’s works signify ‘sight’ as a subjective perception. Although her works were more off the edge when compared to her male counterparts in the movement, her experiential works continue the exploration of the physical experience of seeing and unraveling the implications of perception somewhat metaphysically. Her experiments have aligned her together with her contemporaries Robert Irwin, Douglas Wheeler and James Turrell.


The exhibition is on view through October 7, 2017 at Lehmann Maupin, 536 W, 22nd Street, New York.