Frank Stella: Connections

30 Sep 2011 – 19 Nov 2011

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Haunch of Venison London is delighted to present Frank Stella: Connections, the most extensive exhibition of Stella's work in the UK to date. This exhibition will examine Stella's long and extraordinarily diverse career and will include works from 1958 to the present day. Frank Stella (born 1936) is unarguably one of the most important and influential American artists of the last fifty years. His work transcends boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture and in the course of a five-decade career the artist has continually reinvented himself, always seeking new challenges. Frank Stella: Connections will bring together a careful selection of two and three dimensional work in broad thematic groupings which will explore Stella's concerns — with planes and surfaces, space and relief, colour and movement, and the limits of reresentation. Within a broad chronology, the exhibition will offer surprising and revealing shifts backwards and forwards in time so as to create encounters, juxtapositions and dialogues between works from different series, in order to explore the underlying concerns and extraordinary consistency of Stella's practice. It is now 25 years since Stella's exhibition at the ICA, the last time his work was seen in depth in London. Frank Stella: Connections will create a critical context for a reappraisal of Stella's work in London, and generate a renewed understanding of the breadth of this ground-breaking artist's extraordinary achievements. The exhibition will include previously unseen early Minimalist works, and examples from major series such as the ‘Irregular Polygons' and ‘Protractor' paintings of the 1960s, the ‘Polish Village' series, the ‘Circuits' and ‘Cone and Pillar' series of the 1970s and 1980s, and the metal reliefs and monumental floor sculptures he has made in the last two decades.

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