Louise Nevelson: Collage & Assemblage

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1956, cardboard, foil, paint, and wood collage on boa
Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1956, cardboard, foil, paint, and wood collage on board, 46 x 36 inches (courtesy of Pace Gallery)

Altoon Sultan blogs about Louise Nevelson: Collage and Assemblage recently on view at Pace Gallery, New York.

Sultan writes: "The show included several later assemblages, but what most interested me were the earlier, flatter works, of various materials pasted onto wooden boards. The images are graphically strong, the use of materials wide-ranging and inventive; anything that came to hand was of use. Of course there is a strong tie to the earliest collages (from the French coller, 'to glue') by the Cubists Picasso and Braque. Nevelson's work might be closer to that of Kurt Schwitters, who made wooden collage/assemblage constructions, and built entire environments."