Future Shadow B
30 x 21" SHEET
Red lithograph with green cross-like image at center; signed at lower right with edition 4/5. II at lower left. Mark di Suvero took sculpture classes in the Department of Art while attending UCSB as a Philosophy major. Unlike his family friend Richard Serra, whose work is also on view in this exhibition, he was abruptly kicked out of the University. According to the artist it was a result of a technicality—he had yet to take a required drawing class before enrolling in advanced sculpture classes. (He also alludes to his sharp tongue in regards to his expulsion.) Di Suvero went on to study at UC Berkeley where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy. Shortly thereafter he moved to New York City where he became internationally known for his monumental, outdoor sculptures. His sculptural compositions emphasize the balance and intersection of competing linear forms—sharp angular lines, curving cores, and teetering elements that sometimes allow for rotating or swinging movements. The series of lithographs and sculpture on display here recall beam-like constructions and the anticipatory momentum found in his large-scale sculptural projects.
DI SUVERO, Mark
b. 1933, Shanghai, China
Gift of the artist in memory of Henrietta di Suvero