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Mary Corse Biography

玛丽‧阔思(Mary Corse)艺术实践的核心在于对主观体验光和色彩的兴趣。作为美国"光与空间运动"艺术家成员,玛丽‧阔思以其灯箱和单色绘画而闻名,这些绘画是由丙烯酸涂料和玻璃微珠的独特混合物制成。

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"光与空间运动"起源于1960年代的南加州,是一群松散、共同喜欢探索感知现象,并开创了在艺术中以非常规的方式使用塑料、玻璃、树脂和霓虹灯荧光灯来创作的艺术家群体。[詹姆斯‧特瑞尔(James Turrell)][0],[罗伯特‧欧文(Robert Irwin)][1]和[约翰‧麦克拉肯(John McCracken)][2]等艺术家在一定程度上受到加利福尼亚州灿烂的风景、炫目的阳光、海洋和冲浪文化的影响,从而形成了专注于完美抛光的表面和简约的抽象形式的视觉美学。作为与该运动相关的少数女性艺术家之一,阔思的贡献直到最近才得到认可。与其它成员相似,她也将知觉作为主观体验,但发展出了一种与运动中的其他人迥异的独特手法,包含着艺术家之手的精巧痕迹。

在整个职业生涯中,阔思都尝试将"光"嵌入到她的绘画中,尤其着重于白光。从1966年开始,阔思开始创作一系列灯箱的作品,这些灯箱包括用荧光灯照明的有机玻璃,以及后来用氩气填充的灯管。在另一个名为"电灯"(Electric Light)(1968)的系列作品中,她研究了量子物理学和无线连接,用以创建悬挂在天花板上的绘画。也是在这一年中,阔思发现了将丙烯酸涂料与微球玻璃珠(用于在高速公路上标记公路分隔线的玻璃反射珠)混合的可能性,这成为她作品的标志风格。

1960年代,阔思专注于全白色绘画,而在随后的十年中,开始引入黑色。例如,["黑光画"系列(Black Light Painting,1975)][3]描绘了白色和黑色四边形。通过绘制丙烯酸方格和含有玻璃微珠的丙烯酸涂料绘制黑色部分,阔思将通常被认为是没有光的黑色转变为发光的阴影。

阔思不断发展光的实验是基于她的信念,即根据光和视角,使用单色创作的可能性阈值很宽广。从一个角度来看,她的丙烯酸画似乎看上去是不间断的单色网格。但是,从另一个角度看,笔触和玻璃微珠的不同纹理变得可见,从而改变了同一作品的视觉印象。从1996年起,阔思使用"内带"(由白色和灰色阴影交替排列而成的组合)扩展了这种视觉上的错觉,当观看者改变位置时,垂直条纹出现或消失。

阔思1963年毕业于洛杉矶乔纳德艺术学院(现为加州艺术学院),获得文学学士学位,1968年于同一所学校获得艺术硕士学位。她的展览,包括西雅图美术馆(2015);密歇根大学艺术博物馆,安娜堡(2014);保罗·盖蒂博物馆,洛杉矶(2011);格罗皮乌斯·鲍(Gropius Bau),柏林(2011)和圣地亚哥当代艺术博物馆(2011)。2018年,[惠特尼美国艺术博物馆][4]组织了阔思首个调查式艺术家个展"光影调查"( A Survey in Light,展期:2018年6月8日至11月25日),2019年巡展至洛杉矶LACMA(展期:2019年7月28日至11月11日)。

目前艺术家在洛杉矶生活与工作。—[O]

[0]: [0]: https://ocula.com/artists/james-turrell/ [1]: https://ocula.com/artists/robert-irwin/ [2]: https://ocula.com/artists/john-mccracken/ [3]: https://ocula.com/art-galleries/lehmann-maupin/artworks/mary-corse/black-light-painting/ [4]: https://ocula.com/museums-spaces/whitney-museum-of-american-art/

作者:Sherry Paik | Ocula | 2018 翻译:刘品毓 | Ocula | 2019

Mary Corse, Untitled (Double Cross) (2020). Acrylic squares on painted aluminium. 243.8 x 146.3 x 0.5 cm. © Mary Corse. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.

Mary Corse Featured Artworks

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Untitled (Single Cross) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (Single Cross), 2020Glitter on aluminium
146.3 x 146.3 x 0.5 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (White Innerband) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (White Innerband), 2020Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
213.4 x 213.4 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (White, Black, Red, Beveled) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (White, Black, Red, Beveled), 2019Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
78 x 216 inches
Pace Gallery
Untitled (Black Earth) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (Black Earth), 1978Fired earth clay tile
58.4 x 58.4 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled (White, Black, Beveled) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (White, Black, Beveled), 2018Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
28 x 120 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Black Light Painting (Glitter Series) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseBlack Light Painting (Glitter Series), 1975acrylic squares and glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
108 x 108 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Untitled (White, Black Band, Beveled) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (White, Black Band, Beveled), 2017glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
114 x 96 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Untitled (White Light Series) by Mary Corse contemporary artwork
Mary CorseUntitled (White Light Series), 1966Wood, plexiglass, fluorescent tubes
182.9 x 168.9 x 26.7 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery

Mary Corse Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Mary Corse, Variations at Lisson Gallery, London
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6 October–7 November 2020 Mary Corse Variations Lisson Gallery, Bell St, LondonBell Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Bloom of Joy at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
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4 September–15 October 2020 Group Exhibition Bloom of Joy Pace Gallery, Hong KongHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Group Show East Hampton at Pace Gallery, New York
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22 July–2 August 2020 Group Show Group Show East Hampton East Hampton, 68 Park PlaceNew York

Mary Corse Represented By

Lisson Gallery contemporary art gallery in Lisson Street, London, United Kingdom Lisson Gallery East Hampton, London, New York, Shanghai
Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing

Mary Corse In Ocula Magazine

Mary Corse at LACMA: Painting Light and Space Ocula Insight Mary Corse at LACMA: Painting Light and Space By Sherry Paik, Los Angeles

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light is an ideal title for Corse's major retrospective exhibition, now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (28 July–11 November 2019), that succinctly summarises her decades-long and ongoing experimentation with light. A Survey in Light debuted last year at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York...

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem Ocula Feature Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem By Diana d’Arenberg, Hong Kong

Ocula contributor Diana d'Arenberg gives her annual post-mortem of Hong Kong's Art Basel week, running through some of the highs and lows of the fair's seventh edition, which opened to the public from 29 to 31 March 2019.

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Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See Ocula Feature Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See By Tessa Moldan, Hong Kong

For those visiting during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019), the smell of fresh paint may still be in the air at the latest heritage conservation project, The Mills, which opened on 16 March to encompass the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles (CHAT), joining the ranks with ex-prison complex Tai Kwun, along with Eaton HK—a retro...

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Feature New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown By Jareh Das, New York

With a host of exhibitions to choose from, this Ocula Lowdown highlights some of the best gallery and museum shows to see in New York this fall.

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Mary Corse In Related Press

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Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and Now Related Press Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and Now 2 July 2019, The Brooklyn Rail

On some timely occasions, we get the true pleasure to be reminded of T.S. Eliot's 'historical sense' (from his famous 1919 essay Tradition and Individual Talent). This historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past but of its very presence, which simply implies a co-function of simultaneous existence and simultaneous...

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MARY CORSE: A Survey in Light Related Press MARY CORSE: A Survey in Light 11 July 2018, The Brooklyn Rail

At the entrance to Mary Corse: A Survey in Light at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a monitor plays White Light (1968), a film showing a young Mary Corse at work in her studio. In one scene, Corse holds a square of fluorescent tubing, moving it playfully in front of the camera. The square begins to glow, seemingly from within, without any...

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The Californian Artist Posing Questions of Light and Space Related Press The Californian Artist Posing Questions of Light and Space 6 June 2018, AnOther Magazine

With a recent gallery installation at Dia:Beacon and an upcoming solo show at the Whitney in New York, Mary Corse is having a significant, well-earned moment of recognition. Working as a dedicated artist since the 1960s, she is one of few women connected to California’s west coast Light and Space movement. Directionally, though, her artistic focus...

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Quantum leap for Mary Corse as clutch of shows brings overdue recognition Related Press Quantum leap for Mary Corse as clutch of shows brings overdue recognition 4 May 2018, The Art Newspaper

At the age of 72, Mary Corse will have her first solo museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art next month. A group of her pioneering abstract paintings has also recently been acquired by the Dia Art Foundation. Now recognised as sharing affinities with works by artists in the California Light and Space movement, including James...

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Mary Corse In Video & Audio

Mary Corse in Conversation with Carolina A. Miranda Related Video & Audio Mary Corse in Conversation with Carolina A. Miranda 6 June 2018, Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Artist Mary Corse in conversation with Los Angeles Times culture writer and winner of the 2017 Rabkin Prize in Visual Arts Journalism Carolina A. Miranda at Kayne Griffin Corcoran discussing Corse's practice, why she often produces her own art materials and tools, and her friendship with James Turrell.

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