David Smith Origins + Innovations

13 Nov – 23 Dec 2017, Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street

Dedicated to an in-depth examination of David Smith, ‘Origins + Innovations’ brings together the artist’s early paintings, drawings, and sculptures, alongside seminal later works that reimagine the possibilities of abstraction in three dimensions. This presentation investigates the origins of a renowned artistic innovator, highlighting Smith’s exploration and embrace of diverse sources that inspired a radically new language for sculpture. Shown not as a linear narrative, but as a rich and dynamic whole, the exhibition reveals surprising juxtapositions that shed new light on Smith’s lasting artistic legacy.