NANCY GRAVES | Insight Out



Locks Gallery
Insight Out, 1989
Iron, stainless steel, aluminum, leather, bronze with polychrome patina
Signed, titled and dated on the bottom element nearest the rebar
52 x 70 x 49.5 in.


The artist
Knoedler Kasmin Gallery, London
Private Collection, Philadelphia

London, Knoedler Kasmin Gallery, Nancy Graves: New Sculpture, April 4 - May 4, 1989.
Philadelphia, Locks Gallery, Nancy Graves: In Memoriam, March 20 - April 30, 1996.

Larson, Kay. Nancy Graves: In Memoriam, 1996 Locks Art Publications, Philadelphia, illus. p. 23.

“I think that science is the most significant aspect of our time, and far more so than art. Art, if it will endure on some level – does inspire wonder. The scientific discoveries with which we are bombarded surely do that too, and I think that art in some way has to acknowledge this.”
-Nancy Graves, 1979

Nancy Graves (1939-1995) earned her MFA from Yale University in 1964. One-person exhibitions of her work have been organized at the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of Art, NY; Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany; The Fort Worth Art Museum, TX; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, MO; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY and ICA Philadelphia, PA. Graves is represented in the collections of major public institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, DC; National Gallery of Canada, ON; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of Art, NY; Walker Art Center, MN; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL. Catalogues raisonnes were published on her printed work (1996) and sculpture (1987). Locks Gallery has exhibited Graves's work since 1991.

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