Just opened this month, the @pulitzerarts in St. Louis presents the first posthumous exhibition of Ruth Asawa’s practice, featuring some sixty sculptural works from throughout her career as well as twenty paintings, drawings, and collages she created at Black Mountain College. This will also be the first major museum exhibition dedicated to Asawa outside California, where the artist lived and worked for more than sixty years after moving to San Francisco in 1949.
“Ruth Asawa was one of the most rigorous and inventive artists of her day," states Pulitzer director Cara Starke. "With this exhibition we hope to shed light on how she came to create sculptures that are, in essence, transparent, voluminous yet light, and unique among the work of her peers." ...
Pictured from left: Installation view, Ruth Asawa: Life’s work, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 2018. Ruth Asawa, Untitled (“S.453, Hanging Three-Lobed, Three-Layered Continuous Form within a Form), ca. 1957–59. The Estate of Ruth Asawa. Photograph by Dan Bradica. #RuthAsawa #DavidZwirner