Jackie Winsor. Bound Square. 1972

Jackie Winsor Bound Square 1972

  • Not on view

Resting against the wall, Bound Square evokes a painting before it is hung. Of this sculpture, Winsor has said, "I came at it as a painter. You never lose that." Her use of simple shapes and rugged materials is not aimed at reducing form to its rudiments or counteracting the gestural quality of Abstract Expressionism, but rather is designed "to bring you back to yourself, to not refer you to another time or place or person, but to quietly hold you in an inviting stillness until the piece's presence and certainty is yours."

Gallery label from What is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection, July 7–September 17, 2007 .
Wood and twine
6' 3 1/2" x 6' 4" x 14 1/2" (191.8 x 193 x 36.8 cm)
Joseph G. Mayer Foundation, Inc., in honor of James Thrall Soby and Grace M. Mayer Fund in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
Object number
© 2020 Jackie Winsor
Painting and Sculpture

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