FRANK STELLA (1936-)
The oeuvre of Frank Stella (*1936 in Malden, Massachusetts) blurs the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture. Over a period of five decades, the artist consistently reinvented himself, always seeking new challenges. Frank Stella: Connections brings together a careful selection of paintings and sculptures in broad thematic groupings. Within the scope of what is only a rough chronology, leaps in time enable encounters, juxtapositions, and dialogues between works from different series, thus exploring the underlying motifs and extraordinary rigor of Stella’s artistic work. The publication comprises early Minimalist works, examples from major series such as the Irregular Polygons and Protractor paintings of the sixties, the Polish Village series, Circuits, and the Cone and Pillar series of the seventies and eighties. It also includes the metal reliefs and monumental floor sculptures the artist has produced in the last two decades.
Edited by Ben Tufnell, texts by Robert Hobbs, Tom Hunt, Karen Wilkin, graphic design by Matt Watkins
Exhibition schedule: Haunch of Venison, London, September 29–November 19, 2011