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Fred Sandback

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Untitled (Sculptural Study, Two-part Vertical Construction), 1986-2008 © Courtesy of MCA DENVER
Fred Sandback

1485 Delgany St.
Denver, CO 80202
September 9th, 2011 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcadenver.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
amam@mcadenver.org
PHONE:  
303 298 7554
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday—Thursday NOON-7PM; Friday NOON-8PM; Saturday & Sunday 10AM-7PM
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

MCA Denver will dedicate its entire building to the acrylic yarn sculptures of American artist Fred Sandback (1943—2003), which he conceived over the course of his career. Sandback’s sculptures rely upon the most minute of gestures, colored yarn strung taut to bifurcate rooms and create shapes—yet they seem to articulate monumental ideas about how we perceive and experience space. Conceived as a counterpart to MCA Denver’s previous exhibition Another Victory Over the Sun, which blacked out all natural light from the building, allowing the art to stand out against the architecture, this exhibition works with the museum’s architecture in an entirely opposite way. Sandback’s work shines light on the museum’s spaces with its own minimal, physical presence. Approaching invisibility or immateriality, Sandback’s sculptures are as bare and refined as is materially possible, but they define, cut, mold, shape, re-orient and divide the space. His work is nothing but string—and everything that surrounds it.

5¢ for teens, students and those with string. 10¢ for everyone else.