NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery
is presenting Sculpted Matter, on view at both Gallery spaces June 21 - August 17, 2012, featuring artworks by Arman, Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, Saint Clair Cemin, Tara Donovan, Dan Flavin, Tom Friedman, Katharina Grosse, Richard Hughes, Deborah Kass, Jim Lambie, Sol LeWitt, Jill Magid, Matthew Monahan, Iván Navarro, Anthony Pearson, Will Ryman, Alyson Shotz, Keith Sonnier, Frank Stella, and Bernar Venet.
Sculpted Matter explores these artists' use of material in sculpture and its importance to the work itself. These materials ranging in finish, density, malleability, origination, and historical significance, comprise both abstract and figurative sculpture.
Sculpted Matter presents works never before exhibited in the United States, including Bernar Venet, Grib 1, 2011, and Iván Navarro's piece Ecco, 2011, from a seminal project titled "Nacht Und Nebel," which was shown at the Fondazione Volume in Rome earlier this year.
A portion of the exhibition is dedicated to artists working in light, with work by Dan Flavin to more recent sculptures by Keith Sonnier and Iván Navarro. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami will organize an exhibition of Iván Navarro on view from November 17, 2012 - January 2, 2013, entitled Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures. Jill Magid exhibits a red neon word sculpture from her series I Can Burn Your Face recently exhibited at the Tate, and previously unseen in the United States. A new neon sculpture created in collaboration with the Paul Kasmin Shop by Deborah Kass entitled Enough Already is also on view for the first time. Kass will open a mid-career retrospective at the Andy Warhol Museum, entitled Happily Before and Ever After, October 27, 2012 - January 6, 2013. Saint Clair Cemin will present his inaugural exhibition, SIX, with Paul Kasmin Gallery on September 6, 2012 - October 20, 2012.