Three to See: New York
The Light and Space artist Mary Corse does not consider her work to be complete until it is experienced by a viewer—and a visit to her solo exhibition of recent work at Lehmann Maupin (until 7 October) shows why. The light that hits her large-scale, black-and-white striped canvases is a crucial part of the work. The white stripes have a silk sheen when viewed from a distance and the black ones, made of tiny acrylic squares that resemble sequins, twinkle as you move around. Textures only become clear up close and Corse uses the same reflective material that is used to make road markings. The exhibition also shows one historic work by Corse, Black Light Painting (1975), which uses the same materials as the new works to demonstrate the consistency of her style.