Three Dimensions: Modern & Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture

September 25 – November 17, 2017

El Anatsui, Metas III, 2014

Found aluminum and copper wire, 110 x 114 inches

© El Anatsui

Alexander Calder, Small White Discs, 1953

Standing mobile: painted sheet metal and wire, 33 x 38 x 27 inces

© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Eva Hesse, Untitled (Bochner Compart), 1966

Acrylic and cord on papier-mâché and masonite, 9 x 9 x 2 inches

© The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Fausto Melotti, Senza titolo (Untitled), c. 1946

Painted clay, 22 7 1/6 x 26 3/4 z 2 9/16 inches

© Fondazione Fausto Melotti. Courtesy the Estate of Fausto Melotti and Hauser & Wirth.

Press Release

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present a group exhibition, Three Dimensions: Modern and Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture, from September 25 – November 17, 2017.

On view will be sculptural work in a variety of media, from cast bronzes by Edgar Degas and Henri Laurens, to ceramic works by Fausto Melotti, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró, a standing metal mobile by Alexander Calder, fabric works stitched by Louise Bourgeois and Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen, to Eva Hesse’s relief made of industrial materials and El Anatsui’s wall assemblage constructed of discarded newspaper plates.

The exhibition will focus on twentieth and twenty-first century work, representing seminal artists from across Europe, the United States, South America, and West Africa. Works on view will explore several key ideas in modern and contemporary sculptural practice, such as the exploration of unorthodox materials, new choices in subject matter, and the dissolution of the boundary between painting and sculpture.


Media Contacts:

For interviews, background and images, please contact:

Kat Mills

Blue Medium, Inc

Tel: +1-212-675-1800


Emily Crowley

Acquavella Galleries

Tel: +1-212-734-6300


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