Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts

September 2015—December 2016

American artist Fred Sandback (b. 1943, d. 2003) is best known for immersive installations made from simple, store-bought yarn. By using this material to outline geometric volumes within otherwise empty rooms, Sandback created dynamic perceptual situations and complicated ordinary ways of seeing. Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts featured drawings, wooden reliefs, and both wire and yarn sculptures from each decade of the artist’s career.

Exhibition Preview

    • “Black Piet” after P.M.: “Composition with Red, Yellow, Blue” 1930
      Fred Sandback
      “Black Piet” after P.M.: “Composition with Red, Yellow, Blue” 1930, 2003
      Sandback2003
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      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 2000
      Sandback2000
    • Untitled
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 1996
      Sandback1996
    • Broadway Boogie Woogie (Sculptural Study, Twenty-Eight-Part Vertical Construction)
      Fred Sandback
      Broadway Boogie Woogie (Sculptural Study, Twenty-Eight-Part Vertical Construction), 1991/2006
      Sandback1991
    • Untitled
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 1989
      Sandback1989
    • Untitled
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 1988
      Sandback1988
    • Untitled (Sculptural Study, Isometric Wall Construction)
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled (Sculptural Study, Isometric Wall Construction), 1986
      Sandback1986
    • Untitled (Sculptural Study, Seventeen-part Right-angled Construction)
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled (Sculptural Study, Seventeen-part Right-angled Construction), 1985/2006
      Sandback1985
    • Untitled
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 1985
      Sandback1985
    • Untitled (Sculptural Study, Corner Construction)
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled (Sculptural Study, Corner Construction), 1981/2009
      Sandback1981
    • Untitled (Sculptural Study, Six-part Construction)
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled (Sculptural Study, Six-part Construction), c. 1977/2008
      Sandback1977
    • Untitled (Trapezoid)
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled (Trapezoid), 1968/1989
      Sandback1968
    • Untitled
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 1968
      Sandback1968
    • Untitled
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled, 1968/1983
      Sandback1968
    • Untitled (Red Floor Piece)
      Fred Sandback
      Untitled (Red Floor Piece), 1967
      Sandback1967