Friday, September 21, 2018

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light

The show starts with an installation of a tetrahedron n painted in white. The artist treated the sculpture as a single object to test them in the different relationship to each other in spatiality. 

Course is an abstract painter who explores the light. The materials used for each artwork are varied. Her passion for exploring the light and space began in the abstract paintings to the installations with fluorescent lights. Her goal of representing light in her painting gives the viewers a different feeling of light and space by the layers of colors and compositions of each part. All of the works use the color of white. The three dimensional work installed with fluorescent light really interacts with the viewers by letting them see the reflection of surrounding environment. In the end of her art career, Course starts to use only black in her work because it is the opposite of white that represents the ground. Some paintings in the exhibition are too similar to each other, it would be more experimenting to start exploring the natural light with the paintings together. 


  1. Your detail is laudable, it shows how much you got out of the exhibition, but you’re over count by 150 words. This could be resolved by removing some of the chronological, career-related, and quantitative descriptions in the latter half of the review (i.e. you don’t need to say there are “six three dimensional works.) Your analysis of Corse’s varied concepual explorations of light is good and could be condensed into one sentence rather than repeating it several times in relation to different works. On that note, you should also refer to the artist as “Corse” rather than “Mary.” Otherwise, nice work!

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