Fergus McCaffrey, New York, is pleased to present a large-scale exhibition of works by Richard Nonas. On view September 10–October 25, 2014, the exhibition will be broad in scope, with works ranging from 1970 through 2014.
Richard Nonas is one of the leading artists of the Post-Minimalist generation living and working in New York. In the 1970s, Nonas and a group of intrepid artists began creating and showing works in alternative spaces, including the Clocktower and 112 Greene Street. Nonas was at the heart of this pivotal rethinking of how art could be shown and experienced.
Sculpture and space are interdependent carriers of deep philosophical and emotional meanings for Nonas. Many of his works—made of such materials as linear wood beams, granite curbstones, and steel slabs—rest directly on the ground and function more as spatial and emotional markers than as formal aesthetic objects. The forms interrupt the space, calling attention to the nonspecificity of the forms on the one hand, while creating a charged sense of place on the other.