50-Year Journey To Becoming An Overnight Success

Image credit: Mary Corse,  Untitled (White Grid, Vertical Strokes) , 1969, collection of Andrea Nasher. © Mary Corse, photograph © Mary Corse

Image credit: Mary Corse, Untitled (White Grid, Vertical Strokes), 1969, collection of Andrea Nasher. © Mary Corse, photograph © Mary Corse

Mary Corse’s first solo survey opens at LACMA on July 28th through November 11th.

The artist, whose practice embodies principle ‘prioritize work, even if it hurts you in short time’, Mary Corse’s artistic path is not a story of rapid, intoxicating success. For decades, she focused on building a diverse, continually evolving practice, becoming best known for luminous monochromes. The artist’s first solo survey comes at the moment when the market is coming around to her works in a big way.The exhibition, with 20 paintings, two sculptures, and three prints, brings together for the first time Corse’s key bodies of work, including her early shaped canvases, freestanding sculptures, and light encasements that she engineered in the mid-1960s. Save the date!

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