Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1899-1988

Title of Work

Plant

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Date of Work

1975

Medium

Constructed and painted wood

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

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.

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