Martin Puryear, Drawing for Maroon, 1986/88. Black Conté crayon, with smudging, over graphite, on ivory wove paper. Courtesy of the artist. © Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery via themorgan.org.
October 9, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Artist Talk: A Conversation with Martin Puryear, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30PM
THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY
One of the most important contemporary American artists, Martin Puryear (b. 1941) is known primarily for the refined elegance of his abstract, hand-made sculptures. However, throughout his career he has consistently turned to drawing to elaborate ideas and forms for works in three dimensions. Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from October 9 through January 10, 2016, is the first exhibition to explore the essential role drawing plays in the artist’s practice. The show includes over seventy works—from quick sketches to monumental, finished compositions—borrowed largely from Puryear’s own collection. Most of the drawings have never been exhibited and span the artist’s undergraduate years to the present. The exhibition will also include a selection of prints and sculptures related to the drawings.