Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey @ The Aldrich




When:
September 21, 2020 – May 9, 2021 all-day
2020-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
2021-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield
CT 06877

Among the myriad of forms that have appeared in Frank Stella’s (b. 1936) work, the star is the most singular, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape amidst the tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career.

The historical arc of Stella’s use of the star travels from the minimal to the maximal, with the recent star sculptures frequently exhibiting a corruption of the form as well as a wild diversity of materials and fabrication techniques. Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey will be presented both in the galleries and the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. A 150-page hardbound book featuring essays by the exhibition’s curators Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator, will be co-published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.

Curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator.