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Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce Carl Andre In His Time.  The exhibition will feature a group of Andre’s seminal early sculptures accompanied by contemporaneous masterworks by leading figures of the period, including John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman, and Frank Stella. 

 

Carl Andre revolutionized sculpture in the 1960s with his flattened, modular works that abandoned verticality— and any accompanying allusions to architecture and the human body— in favor of creating what he famously called “sculpture as place,” explaining, “a place is an area within an environment which has been altered in such a way as to make the general environment more conspicuous.” “Rather than cut into the material,” Andre said, “I now use the material as the cut in space.” Composed of unjoined configurations of identical, mass-produced units, Andre’s works often lay flat on the gallery floor, inviting the viewer to walk directly upon them and radically allowing him or her to experience a sculpture from within the work itself.  This exhibition will feature a focused group of these iconic, floor-based sculptures in copper, zinc, aluminum, slate, magnesium, lead, and steel, illustrating Andre’s nuanced exploration of the physical qualities of his materials.

 

Andre’s work will be contextualized by the paintings and sculptures of his Minimalist contemporaries who were living and working alongside one another in New York in the 1960s.  Exhibited together in such watershed exhibitions as the Jewish Museum’s Primary Structures (1966) and the Whitney Museum’s Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials (1969), these artists were united by their conceptual engagement with geometric abstraction.  Among the works on view will be a Donald Judd stack and a Sol LeWitt wall drawing.

 

The exhibition coincides with Andre’s traveling retrospective, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, organized by Dia:Beacon and currently on view at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid through October 12, 2015.  Carl Andre In His Time will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue authored by Alistair Rider, author of the monograph Carl Andre: Things In Their Elements (Phaidon, 2011) and contributor to Dia:Beacon’s exhibition catalogue Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place (2014). 

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Carl Andre
16 Pieces of Slate
1967
slate
16-unit square (4 x 4)
overall: 5/8 x 48 x 48 inches (1.6 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm

Carl Andre
100 Copper Square
1968
copper
100-unit square (10 x 10)
overall: 3/16 x 78 11/16 x 78 11/16 inches (.5 x 199.9 x 199.9 cm)

Carl Andre
64 Zinc Square
1968
zinc
64-unit square (8 x 8)
overall: 3/8 x 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches (1 x 200 x 200 cm)

Carl Andre
Aluminum Inside-Outside Piece
1969
aluminum
2 plates
each: 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (.5 x 100 x 100 cm)

Carl Andre
Magnesium Inside-Outside Piece
1969
magnesium
2 plates
each: 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (.5 x 100 x 100 cm)

Carl Andre
32-Part Reciprocal Invention
1971
steel reinforcing rod
32-unit double parallel rows, 16 units each row; intervals between units determined reciprocally by lengths of units; 28 3/8 inches (72 cm) constant width overall 

Carl Andre
Fourth Copper Cardinal
1973
copper
4-unit square (2 x 2)
overall: 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (.5 x 100 x 100 cm)

Carl Andre
Crux
1978
Western red cedar
13 timbers
overall: 36 x 84 x 84 inches (91.4 x 213.4 x 213.4 cm)

Carl Andre
Fore River Crane
1993
Western red cedar
5 timbers
overall: 36 x 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Carl Andre
Fifth Copper Square
2007
copper
25-unit square (5 x 5)
overall: 1/8 x 98 1/2 x 98 1/2 inches (.3 x 250.2 x 250.2 cm)

Carl Andre
Lead-Zinc Plain
1969
lead and zinc
36-unit square, 18 plates of each metal alternating (6 x 6)
overall: 3/8 x 72 x 72 inches (1 x 182.9 x 182.9 cm)

Courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

John Chamberlain
Honest 508
1973-74
painted and chromium-plated steel
37 x 77 7/8 x 25 inches (94 x 198 x 63.5 cm)

Dan Flavin
the diagonal of May 25th, 1963
1963
soft white fluorescent light
96 inches (243.8 cm)

Donald Judd
Untitled (Bernstein 90-01)
1990
black anodized aluminum with clear Plexiglass
10 units, each 9 x 40 x 31 inches (22.9 x 101.6 x 78.7 cm)

Sol LeWitt
Wall Drawing #69 (detail)
1971
colored pencil on wall
dimensions variable

Robert Mangold
Three Squares Within a Triangle
1975-76
acrylic and graphite on canvas
72 x 144 inches (182.9 x 365.8 cm)

Brice Marden
Shunt
1972
oil and beeswax on canvas
three panels, overall: 60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)

Private collection, New York

Agnes Martin
Desert
1985
oil and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

Agnes Martin
Untitled
ca. 1995-1999
acrylic and graphite on linen
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Robert Ryman
Link
2002
oil on linen with four steel fasteners and four six-sided bolts
76 x 72 inches (193 x 182.9 cm)

Robert Ryman
Untitled
1960
oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Private collection

Frank Stella
Ileana Sonnabend
1963
metallic paint on canvas
72 3/4  x 128 inches (184.8 x 325.1 cm)
Private collection

Frank Stella
Port Tampa City
1963
red lead on canvas
102 x 102 inches (259.1 x 259.1 cm)

Carl Andre
16 Pieces of Slate
1967
slate
16-unit square (4 x 4)
overall: 5/8 x 48 x 48 inches (1.6 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm

Carl Andre
100 Copper Square
1968
copper
100-unit square (10 x 10)
overall: 3/16 x 78 11/16 x 78 11/16 inches (.5 x 199.9 x 199.9 cm)

Carl Andre
64 Zinc Square
1968
zinc
64-unit square (8 x 8)
overall: 3/8 x 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches (1 x 200 x 200 cm)

Carl Andre
Aluminum Inside-Outside Piece
1969
aluminum
2 plates
each: 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (.5 x 100 x 100 cm)

Carl Andre
Magnesium Inside-Outside Piece
1969
magnesium
2 plates
each: 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (.5 x 100 x 100 cm)

Carl Andre
32-Part Reciprocal Invention
1971
steel reinforcing rod
32-unit double parallel rows, 16 units each row; intervals between units determined reciprocally by lengths of units; 28 3/8 inches (72 cm) constant width overall 

Carl Andre
Fourth Copper Cardinal
1973
copper
4-unit square (2 x 2)
overall: 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (.5 x 100 x 100 cm)

Carl Andre
Crux
1978
Western red cedar
13 timbers
overall: 36 x 84 x 84 inches (91.4 x 213.4 x 213.4 cm)

Carl Andre
Fore River Crane
1993
Western red cedar
5 timbers
overall: 36 x 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Carl Andre
Fifth Copper Square
2007
copper
25-unit square (5 x 5)
overall: 1/8 x 98 1/2 x 98 1/2 inches (.3 x 250.2 x 250.2 cm)

Carl Andre
Lead-Zinc Plain
1969
lead and zinc
36-unit square, 18 plates of each metal alternating (6 x 6)
overall: 3/8 x 72 x 72 inches (1 x 182.9 x 182.9 cm)

Courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

John Chamberlain
Honest 508
1973-74
painted and chromium-plated steel
37 x 77 7/8 x 25 inches (94 x 198 x 63.5 cm)

Dan Flavin
the diagonal of May 25th, 1963
1963
soft white fluorescent light
96 inches (243.8 cm)

Donald Judd
Untitled (Bernstein 90-01)
1990
black anodized aluminum with clear Plexiglass
10 units, each 9 x 40 x 31 inches (22.9 x 101.6 x 78.7 cm)

Sol LeWitt
Wall Drawing #69 (detail)
1971
colored pencil on wall
dimensions variable

Robert Mangold
Three Squares Within a Triangle
1975-76
acrylic and graphite on canvas
72 x 144 inches (182.9 x 365.8 cm)

Brice Marden
Shunt
1972
oil and beeswax on canvas
three panels, overall: 60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)

Private collection, New York

Agnes Martin
Desert
1985
oil and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

Agnes Martin
Untitled
ca. 1995-1999
acrylic and graphite on linen
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Robert Ryman
Link
2002
oil on linen with four steel fasteners and four six-sided bolts
76 x 72 inches (193 x 182.9 cm)

Robert Ryman
Untitled
1960
oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Private collection

Frank Stella
Ileana Sonnabend
1963
metallic paint on canvas
72 3/4  x 128 inches (184.8 x 325.1 cm)
Private collection

Frank Stella
Port Tampa City
1963
red lead on canvas
102 x 102 inches (259.1 x 259.1 cm)

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