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Robert Grosvenor

Robert Grosvenor (solo show)
ICA, Miami
1 February - 9 June 2019

Robert Grosvenor, Untitled, 1968/2019, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 2019. Photo: Adam Fratus.
Robert Grosvenor, Untitled, 1968/2019, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 2019. Photo: Adam Fratus.

Using commonplace materials, monumental scale, and poetic form, Robert Grosvenor has produced some of the most radically unique sculptures of the postwar period.

At ICA Miami for the first time in more than fifty years, artist and sculptor Robert Grosvenor will recreate one of his most iconic early works, Untitled 1968 (1968), a folded plane made of steel and painted wood, suspended in space. Untitled 1968 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.

Retaining a rich historical dialogue with Minimalism while transcending some of its limitations, the work of Robert Grovesnor (b. 1937, New York) often evokes archaeological sites and vernacular architecture. Complex and allusive, the sculptures also engage site in unexpected ways, provoking profound aesthetic experiences. His work has been included in seminal exhibitions worldwide, including Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum, New York, in 1966, and Minimal Art at Den Haag Gementemuseum in 1968. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Kunsthalle Bern; Renaissance Society, Chicago; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; and the Serralves Foundation, Porto. Grosvenor’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Serralves Museum, Porto, among many others. The artist lives and works in New York and the Florida Keys.

ICA, Miami


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Robert Grosvenor

Robert Grosvenor (solo show)
Le Consortium, Dijon
27 November 2020 - 13 March 2021

Robert Grosvenor, Untitled, 2013-2014
Robert Grosvenor, Untitled, 2013-2014

Robert Grosvenor (b. 1937, New York City) is an artist whose work resists facile categorizations. Mostly known as a sculptor, he has also made works on paper and photographs; although his early work has been historically linked with Minimalism, notably through his presence in the 1966 landmark exhibition Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum in 1966, he has soon deviated from its sleek orthodoxy to forge a singular, idiosyncratic path. Making use of ordinary, inexpensive materials, he builds large-scale sculptures that seemingly defy gravity or float on water, conjure both the familiar and the uncanny through their attentive awareness of the vernacular. An exacting artist, his entire output numbers only about thirty pieces over the several decades of his career.
For this new personal exhibition, the Consortium Museum presents artworks focusing on a core selection of seven pieces chosen by the artist, completed with historical pieces.  The exhibition will be accompanied with a monograph.

Le Consortium, Dijon