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Robert Grosvenor

Born 1937 in New York, New York
Lives and works in Long Island, New York

For more than fifty years, Robert Grosvenor has been producing diverse and powerful abstract sculptures. Although his works may appear to be industrially fabricated, every contour is carefully crafted by hand. Grosvenor often forges relationships between two or more seemingly unrelated forms. In this work, for example, Grosvenor contrasts the surfaces of an aluminum screen and a bridgelike structure covered with a soft flocking. The aluminum element does not function as a barrier but offers a visual permeability: it is an object that can be looked at or through. Similarly, the shaped surface of the red structure, with its allusion to stone masonry, disguises the actual lightness of its construction. The negative space within each sculptural component—as well as the space between the two—results in an unusual tension. Grosvenor describes this sculpture as “two lines of poetry meeting, one in the foreground and one in the background.”

Read about the artist

"Art in Review; Robert Grosvenor":http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/24/arts/art-in-review-robert-grosvenor.html?pagewanted=1
--_New York Times_ (January 2003)

"Art in Review; Robert Grosvenor":http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/08/arts/art-in-review-078638.html?pagewanted=1
--_New York Times_ (March 1996)

"A Place in the World":http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1248/is_n9_v84/ai_18664216/
--_Art in America_ (September 1996; via findarticles.com)

"Robert Grosvenor":http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_n5_v31/ai_13929326/?tag=content;col1
--_Artforum_ (January 1993; via findarticles.com)

"Dawn Clements":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/DawnClements
"George Condo":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/GeorgeCondo
"Sarah Crowner":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/SarahCrowner
"Verne Dawson":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/VerneDawson
"Julia Fish":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/JuliaFish
"Roland Flexner":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/RolandFlexner
"Suzan Frecon":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/SuzanFrecon
"Maureen Gallace":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/MaureenGallace
"Theaster Gates":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/TheasterGates
"Kate Gilmore":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/KateGilmore
"Hannah Greely":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/HannahGreely
"Jesse Aron Green":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/JesseAronGreen

"Robert Grosvenor":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/RobertGrosvenor
"Sharon Hayes":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/SharonHayes
"Thomas Houseago":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/ThomasHouseago
"Alex Hubbard":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/AlexHubbard
"Jessica Jackson
  Hutchins":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/JessicaJacksonHutchins
"Jeffrey Inaba":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/JeffreyInaba
"Martin Kersels":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/MartinKersels
"Jim Lutes":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/JimLutes
"Babette Mangolte":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/BabetteMangolte
"Curtis Mann":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/CurtisMann
"Ari Marcopoulos":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/AriMarcopoulos

"Daniel McDonald":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/DanielMcDonald
"Josephine Meckseper":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/JosephineMeckseper
"Rashaad Newsome":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/RashaadNewsome
"Kelly Nipper":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/KellyNipper
"Lorraine O'Grady":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/LorraineOGrady
"R.H. Quaytman":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/RHQuaytman
"Charles Ray":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/CharlesRay
"Emily Roysdon":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/EmilyRoysdon
"Aki Sasamoto":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/AkiSasamoto
"Aurel Schmidt":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/AurelSchmidt
"Scott Short":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/ScottShort

"Stephanie Sinclair":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/StephanieSinclair
"Ania Soliman":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/AniaSoliman
"Storm Tharp":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/StormTharp
"Tam Tran":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/TamTran
"Kerry Tribe":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/KerryTribe
"Piotr Uklański":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/PiotrUklanski
"Lesley Vance":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/LesleyVance
"Marianne Vitale":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/MarianneVitale
"Erika Vogt":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/ErikaVogt
"Pae White":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/PaeWhite
"Robert Williams":/Exhibitions/2010Biennial/RobertWilliams