We are pleased to announce the exhibition of our dear friend Maestro Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey, the artist’s first solo exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, will be on view in the Museum’s galleries and Sculpture Garden from September 21, 2020 to May 9, 2021.
Spanning more than sixty years, Frank Stella’s studio practice has pushed abstraction to the limits, investigating every category from painting and printmaking to sculpture and public art.
Among the myriad of forms that have appeared in Frank Stella’s (b. 1936, Malden, MA) work, the star is the most singular, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape amidst the tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career. The historical arc of Stella’s use of the star travels from the minimal to the maximal, with the recent star sculptures frequently exhibiting a corruption of the form as well as a wild diversity of materials and fabrication techniques.
Frank Stella has created an exceptional body of work over his six-decade career. Spanning painting, sculpture, and printmaking, his work is held in more than fifty public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Stella currently lives and works in New York.
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey will be presented both in the galleries and the Museum's Sculpture Garden. A 150-page hardbound book featuring essays by the exhibition's curators Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator, will be co-published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.
Curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator