Mark di Suvero—Affinities

Mark di Suvero, American, b. 1933
Untitled (from 16 "Magma drawings"), 2008
Pen, ink, and pencil on paper
22-1/2 " x 30-1/4"
© Mark di Suvero. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

(January 17 – February 28, 2013)

Presented on the occasion of Vanderbilt University’s acquisition of a major work of outdoor sculpture by Mark di Suvero, this exhibition will highlight a selection of drawings by this seminal American artist, along with a 1985 documentary film that illuminates the artist’s working methods. Mark di Suvero–Affinities will also include a diverse selection of works from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery collection chosen to explore the artist’s equally diverse affinities. Artists whose work will be featured include Josef Albers, Erwin Broner, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Eduardo Chillida, Bruce Conner, Hans Hartung, Lee Krasner, Eduard Micus, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Martin Puryear, Ad Reinhardt, Antonio Saura, Kenneth Snelson, Kumi Sugai, Jacques Villon, Zao Woi-Ki, and Chizuko Yoshido; in addition, a work of calligraphy by Wu Yang-t’ien, several Indian Tantra drawings, and a selection of African masks will be on display.

Mark di Suvero–Affinities is organized by the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph Mella in conjuction with the artist, his studio, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.  This exhibition has been brought to Vanderbilt by a generous gift from Creighton Michael, MA ’76, with additional support from the Department of Art.