Joel Shapiro Installation Opens at Rice Gallery
“In a gravity-defying array of color and form, Shapiro will suspend wooden planks, vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment, from the gallery’s sixteen-foot ceiling,” according the University’s website. Shapiro adds, “I feel like I’ve been working for so long to have finally built up this moment of discovery that I can get the work off the floor and be more playful in the air.”
Time-lapse photography captures the effects of 12 hours of changing daylight on Shapiro’s 4 Elements (2003), a work installed in the Skyroom at L.A. Louver in Venice, California, as part of the exhibition Recent Sculpture (2004). Courtesy L.A. Louver.