Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt). Stream no. 7. 1971

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) Stream no. 7 1971

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“I was interested in the transparency of volume, so that a form could be appreciated fully from all angles of observation,” Gego noted. Working across architecture, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, Gego started in 1969 to focus on volume and the expansive properties of the line in space. Her suspended sculptures involved exercises in folding, deforming, and misaligning the grid’s orthogonal axes. By the 1980s, Gego’s three-dimensional assemblages included refuse as well as recycled fragments of other works. Registering movements in the air, these works are often described as “drawings in space.”

Gallery label from Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, October 21, 2019–March 14, 2020
Medium
Iron and aluminum
Dimensions
86 × 16 × 16" (218.5 × 40.7 × 40.7 cm)
Credit
Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Susan and Glenn Lowry
Object number
PG815.2016
Copyright
© 2020 Fundación Gego
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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Provenance

The artist.
[Colección Oscar Vázquez, Caracas]
2000 - 2016, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, and Caracas, acquired from Oscar Vázquez.
2016, The Museum of Modern Art, acquired as promised gift from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Exhibition history

New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, "Gego. Sculpture and drawings", April - May, 1971

Caracas, Galería Conkright, "Gego", October 1971

Caracas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, "Gego", September 1977

Barquisimeto, Museo de Barquisimeto, "5/85", July - August 1985

Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, "The experimental exercise of freedom. Lygia Clark, Gego, Mathias Goeritz y Mira Schendel", September 1999 - January 2000

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, "Gego 1955-1990", November 2000 - April 2001

Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, "Geometric Abstraction, Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection / Abstracción Geométrica Arte Latinoamericano en la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros", March 3 - November 4, 2001

New York, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, "Moved", February 19 - April 10, 2004

Lima, Museo de Arte de Lima, "Diálogos. Latinoamericano desde la Colección Cisneros", July 22 - September 26, 2004 and tour:
Santiago de Chile, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile, November 25, 2004 - February 28, 2005
Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, May 5 - June 29, 2005

Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, "The Geometry of Hope. Latin american abstract art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros", February 20 - April 22, 2007 and tour:
New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September 12 - December 8, 2007

MoMA Exh. #2389: "The Long Run", 4th Floor, The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, November 11, 2017 - removed February 5, 2019

MoMA Exh. #2424: "Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift", 3rd Floor, 3 East, October 21, 2019 -

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