515 W 24th St
New York, New York 10011

Anish Kapoor
May 8 - June 25, 2004

Barbara Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by London-based artist Anish Kapoor. Intimate yet grand, the immediacy of Kapoor?s large-scale sculptural works is often said to evoke the sublime. For Kapoor, however, it is the act of viewing, rather than the material, that consummates the work. Kapoor?s materiality is concerned with, in his words, ??issues that lie below the material, with the fact that materials are there to make something else possible? the non-physical things, the intellectual things, the possibilities that are available through the material.?

In this new body of work, Kapoor further explores the illusions of materials and surfaces, articulating his established dialogue between form and void, dynamic and static. This investigation began in the 1980s when Kapoor created abstract forms with powdered pigment, giving the forms undulating, aura-like contours while maintaining a sense of solidity. Though his materials began to vary, with the use of alabaster, fiberglass, stainless steel and so forth, his subsequent ?void? sculptures underlined the negative space, a site of both terror and longing, as an ?experience that is outside of material concern,? as Kapoor put it. Confronted with the sublime or the uncanny in such exacting works, the viewer is drawn into Kapoor?s spell, an illusion of material and color that eclipses the tension between form and emotion. In this exhibition, Kapoor expands upon his practice, using new treatments for materials to create innovative forms, including a new large-scale stainless steel piece accompanied by other new works, that will transform and reactivate the gallery space. Expanding upon the familiar, while introducing new methods of figuration, these works build upon his signature style while teasing out new directions for Kapoor?s formal investigations.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 ? 6


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