Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (solo show)
14 May – 21 November 2021
ICA Miami is proud to award the second annual Ezratti Family Prize for Sculpture to artist Robert Grosvenor, whose complex and allusive sculptures engage their respective sites in unexpected ways, provoking profound aesthetic experiences.
Using commonplace materials, monumental scale, and poetic form, Robert Grosvenor has produced some of the most radically unique sculptures of the postwar period. His works maintain a rich historical dialogue with Minimalism while transcending some of its limitations. Grosvenor held his first exhibition in 1965 at Park Place Gallery, New York, which he founded with Mark di Suvero. Already at this time he was generating bold sculptures that challenged the limitations of the medium.
At ICA Miami, Grosvenor will recreate one of his most iconic early works, Untitled (1968). A folded plane made of steel and painted wood and suspended in space, Untitled hovers above the viewer like a giant, abstract architectural canopy, creating a vital tension between its monumental scale and heft and the lightness suggested by its suspension.