Transparent Brick Wall for Kusama, 2008 (from Light Installations 2002- ) / Mary Temple

Mary Temple, Transparent Brick Wall for Kusama, 2008



latex paint on existing brick wall

On the museum’s third floor, Temple created Transparent Brick Wall for Kusama, a signature tromp-l’oieil painting from her ongoing series entitled Light Installations, begun in 2002. Here, on both sides of the wall, she created a mirror image perspective painting of light and shadows being cast through a corresponding window that is not there. The location of this work, just outside Yayoi Kusama’s permanent installations, highlights Temple’s affinity with Kusama’s work.
About the Artist
Mary Temple was born in Arizon and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, receiving commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and the RIce Gallery, Houston, TX, among many others. Mary attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received both her BFA in Painting and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University.
April 26, 2008 - January 11, 2009
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