acrstudio notes

Notes from the Arts + Crafts Research Studio of Andrew Cornell Robinson

Body As Form

Visual artist Nancy Grossman createswork that explores notions of a personal interior life that manifests in a fascinating combination of materials and forms from painting, collage and assemblage to a robust body of sculptural work. She is best known for her leather-wrapped sculptures of heads, which the artist began making in the 1960s and continued to do so through the 1980s. “While Grossman regularly refers to the heads as self-portraits, they are not made to resemble the artist herself. They speak to the malice and subservience of both psychology and worldly conflict.”[1]


Nancy Grossman, installation detail of Heads at PS1

“For over five decades, Grossman has created a powerful body of work that combines exquisite craftsmanship with a long-standing exploration of the nature of violence and power. The exhibition will feature a range of work from the artist’s immense oeuvre, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, assemblage, and…

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This entry was posted on February 23, 2013 by in Uncategorized.


February 2013

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