Currently on view at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles is a solo exhibition by Alan Shields. The exhibition will include major sculptural pieces, conceptual word drawings, free-hanging paintings and pulped paper works. The brightly colored, densely textured and layered works of Alan Shields (1944-2005) grew out of his deep consideration of material and process, color and space. Throughout his many decades of practice, Alan Shields consistently took on a broader context for the art object and what it could do. Shields intended for many of his objects to hang freely in space — designed for buildings without walls — and to be circumnavigated bodily by his viewers. Shields was actively engaged with architecture, theater and dance, and while he consistently used the word “painting” in interviews to describe his approach, his art clearly takes on not only expanded painting practice, but also the conceptual and minimalist objects of the New York scene of the 60s and 70s in which Shields was immersed.


Alan Shields is on view through January 11th, 2014.


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