Title of Work
Date of Work
Constructed and painted wood
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center
Louise Nevelson’s sculpture combines seemingly unremarkable pieces of wood into intricate modernist abstractions evoking the geometric skyscraper silhouettes of early twentieth-century New York. Although her work is typically monochromatic, the play of light and shadow through the canyons and crevices of her sculptures adds a dimension of excitement—and emphasizes the importance of looking for the beauty hidden in the mundane.