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[set both at 2 col]
Frank Stella, âThe Ship (model),â 2005, brass, 5Â½ by 10 by 13 inches. Lent by the artist. âSteve Sloman photo, New YorkÂ Â©2007.
From âFrank Stella on the Roof,â Frank Stella, âadjoeoman,â 2004, stainless steel and carbon fiber, 214 by 206 by 64 inches, weight 3,100 pounds. Lent by the artist. âSteve Sloman photo, New YorkÂ Â©2007.
MET MOUNTING TWO EXHIBITIONS OF RECENT WORK BY FRANK STELLA, 2 CUTS
SET 4/26 WD âEMAILED
NEW YORK CITY â The Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting two concurrent exhibitions featuring recent work by the renowned American artist Frank Stella (b 1936). âFrank Stella: Painting into Architectureâ is up through July 29 in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing. âFrank Stella on the Roof,â on view through October 28 (weather permitting), is displayed on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.
The first exhibition explores Stellaâs interest in architecture over the last decade. Showing works ranging from small models to an enormous quarter-scale mock-up, the exhibition demonstrates how Stellaâs formal concerns literally moved from painting to wall-reliefs to free-standing sculpture that became architecture.
This will be the museumâs second exhibition in a series investigating the works of artists and architects; the first was âSantiago Calatrava: Sculpture into Architectureâ in 2005-2006.
The second exhibition consists of recent sculptures in stainless steel and carbon fiber by the artist. They are displayed on The Iris and B. Gerald Canter Roof Garden, an open-air space atop the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing that offers spectacular views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. It marks the tenth annual single-artist installation on the Roof Garden.
Since his first showings in New York in the 1950s, Stella has occupied an important place among New York artists and has continued to expand the boundaries of what abstract painting and sculpture can be. His fame was cemented by early retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art; âFrank Stella: Painting into Architectureâ and âFrank Stella on the Roofâ mark his first exhibitions at the Metropolitan.
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden opened to the public in 1987. Annual installations have featured selections of modern sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum's collection and, most recently, presentations of works by the artists Ellsworth Kelly, 1998; Magdalena Abakanowicz, 1999; David Smith, 2000; Joel Shapiro, 2001; Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, 2002; Roy Lichtenstein, 2003; Andy Goldsworthy, 2004; Sol LeWitt, 2005; and Cai Guo-Qiang, 2006.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For information, 212-535-7710 or www.metmuseum.org.