Richard Nonas


58 x 14 x 4 1/2 inches

New York artist Richard Nonas chooses familiar objects and materials for his sculptures, challenging the viewer to reconsider the piece’s relationship to its surroundings. Here, the simplicity of Untitled allows the viewer’s eye to move slowly across the wood’s surface, grasping variations in the wood grain, the staggered arrangement, and the seamless bend that exists between the two forms. Nonas’ work pays close attention to the place it resides and the nuances each material carries with it, and his confident arrangements in wood and steel make evident the intrinsic qualities of each material. One of the leading figures of the Post-Minimalism movement of the 1970s, Nonas has work in public and private institutions around the world.