Purple Art

[June 26 2022]

“Sculpture,” an exhibition by Frank Stella at The Ranch in Montauk, New York

Frank Stella: Sculpture foregrounds three decades of the artist’s experimentation and expansion of the medium. Conceived in collaboration with the artist, this two-part exhibition features five monumental outdoor sculptures alongside a selection of small-scale works and reliefs across recurring motifs and materials. The earliest works in the show mark his emerging endeavors with computer-modeling and casting at the onset of the 1990s. At 86, Stella continues to break with artistic convention in his most recent body of work, completed in 2022. Typically viewed as transgressive, Stella sculpture signals an end to modernism’s “promise of purity.”
These sculptures upend standard geometries through playful shapes and surfaces, seductive materials and finishes. His forms and dynamic movement, already found in his early paintings, take a tiger’s leap into the real.

On view now at The Ranch in Montauk, New York, until July 31, 2022.
The presentation of the outdoor sculpture will remain on view until November 1, 2022.
8 Old Montauk Highway Montauk, New York 11954

Text by Megan Kincaid

Photos by Oliver Campbell

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