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  • Three brightly painted steel sculptures by artist Aaron Curry (American, born 1972) electrify the High's Sifly Plaza for the next year. Curry originally trained as a painter, but turned to sculpture after becoming interested in the use of flat planes in the art of sculptor David Smith and legendary designer Isamu Noguchi.

    In Curry's work, the interplay between two and three dimensions encourages the experience of sculpture in the round: multiple sightlines offer views of his sculpture that alternate between flatness and dimensionality. In his own words, these sculptures are "almost like a Cubist painting . . . [they] refer to the surface but give you illusion at the same time. It's an awkward space that I still find rather exciting to play with." Despite their futuristic appearance, his works recall the art of the twentieth century through references to Alexander Calder's mobiles, Surrealism, and the chromatic and commercial excess of Pop Art. 

    This exhibition will be on view through April 7, 2013.



    Location: Sifly Plaza


    Image Credits: (L-R)
    Boo, 2012, Painted steel, Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
    Deadhead, 2012, Painted steel Courtesy of the artist and Michael Werner Gallery, New York
    Thing, 2012, Painted steel, Courtesy of the artist and Michael Werner Gallery, New York 

    Organization & Support
    This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art
    with generous support from:


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