11/5/16 - 2/19/17

Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator for Contemporary Art

On view for the first time since it joined the museum’s collection in 1991, Ritual Series, by Michael Singer is the centerpiece of ShapingSpace. Like much of Singer’s work, it aims to bridge nature and culture. It draws on Eastern religious architecture as well as the natural landscape. Additional works from WCMA’s collection, including those by Richard Serra, Mel Edwards, and Louise Nevelson join Ritual Series. The diverse array of objects share many formal and material concerns—natural and industrial, interior and exterior, movement and stasis. Together these works in various media create an environment for the consideration of space with a focus on their physical and conceptual presence.

Selected works