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“Composition, Color and Value”

Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party on Sophie Taeuber-Arp's liberties of form

  • Sep 22, 2023
  • “Composition, Color and Value” (2023), a film by Rava Films , directed and produced by Ava Wiland

On the occasion of the exhibition “Exemplary Modern: Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists,” organized by Tanya Barson, artists Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party speak about the ways in which Taeuber-Arp’s exuberant multidisciplinary experimentation has influenced their own work.

“The way that she composes the page has been infinitely inspirational to me. The way that she will break into smaller and larger shapes, keeping it all rectilinear. They’re so beautiful to me in their simplicity. Small choices about composition, color and value have everything to do with what I do in my own studio.”—Ellen Lesperance

Exemplary Modern: Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists,” an exhibition featuring the work of all four artists, continues through November 4 at Hauser & Wirth New York’s 69th Street location.