Artwork

Buttresses / Jene Highstein

1985
Creation of Jene Highstein's Buttresses, 1985
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Identifier

IWC.1985.29

Materials

concrete over wood and wire armature, paint

Description
Two huge forms of concrete penetrate the room, one emerging from each side wall. The smoothly troweled surface has been painted blue-black. Their mass makes the long brick walls of the gallery appear to incline inward at the ceiling.
About the Artist
Jene Highstein was born in Baltimore, MD. He attended the University of Chicago and subsequently the Royal Academy Schools in London and the New York Studio School, earning degrees in philosophy and art. "An artist best known for refined post-Minimalist sculptures...He favored monumental forms and was adept in a wide range of mediums, incluidng stone, metal, wood, glass, concrete and resin. His work is related to Minimalism but is distinctive in its sensuousness and its use of curving lines and organic shapes inspired by nature." (Art in America)
May 18 - June 29, 1985
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