This will be the first exhibition to critically consider the use of the colour white within David Smith’s works. At the time of the artist’s death in 1965, eight monumental steel sculptures, painted white, stood in the fields surrounding his home and studio; many of these will be on view at Storm King. The exhibition will also feature a selection of Smith’s earliest constructions, created out of white coral gathered by the artist during his stay in the Virgin Islands, and rarely shown since. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Storm King’s 1967 acquisition of 13 Smith sculptures, which were sited directly in the landscape, inspiring Storm King’s focus on the largescale, outdoor art installations for which it is now well known. Find out more about the David Smith exhibition from Storm King’s website.
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