The 30 wood sculptures that Ellsworth Kelly has made over the course of his esteemed career are among his most beautiful and evocative works. Despite Kelly’s work being the subject of major retrospectives worldwide, this is the first museum exhibition to focus on the essential and beguiling forms of his wood sculptures. The exhibition features a selection of works across a span of almost forty years and reflects the wide variety of woods, from birch to zebra, which Kelly has used to create both the commanding totemic forms of his freestanding sculptures and the elegant, deceptively simple shapes of his wall reliefs.
In the News
- 11/27/11 The New York Times "Seeking the Calligraphy in the Grain" by Ted Loos
- 10/6/11 The Wall Street Journal "Beautiful, Quiet and Spare" by Peter Plagens
- 9/25/11 The Boston Globe "Totems of Tempered Grandeur: Kelly conjures abstractions from the natural world" by Sebastian Smee
- 9/13/11 ARTnews "Ahead of the curve"
With generous support from the MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Barbara Jane Anderson Fund, the Robert and Jane Burke Fund for Exhibitions and an anonymous donor.