visible women

January 29, 2019

Have you heard of Louise Nevelson? Pissed off with the many holes in my art history education, I’ve decided to learn about a new female artist every week. Nevelson was a Russian Jewish woman born in 1899, who created sculptures from scraps of wood and other abandoned materials. Her massive, “Sky Gate, New York” sculpture, stood in the mezzanine of World Trade Center before it collapsed. In her book, Rediscovering Seven Outstanding American Women Artists, Donna Seamen describes Nevelson’s work as, “wooden poems, each box a stanza, each piece a word, yet they are not tethered to any one language. They speak to everyone.”

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