Throughout her career Mary Corse has experimented with different ways to physically imbue her paintings with light. Her techniques have included the use of electric light, ceramic tiles, and glass microspheres, with which she creates simple geometric configurations that give structure to the luminescent internal space of her paintings. This focused presentation of Corse’s painting, on view at Dia: Beacon through 2021, examines her treatment of internal compositional space—using geometric form in juxtaposition with gestural brushwork—from the 1960s to the present. These works open themselves up to their environment, reflecting and refracting light, and invite a perceptual encounter that is grounded in both vision and movement.
In June 2018 the Whitney Museum of American Art will present Mary Corse’s first solo museum survey, Mary Corse: A Survey in Light, bringing together the artist’s key bodies of work. The exhibition will travel to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 28 July – 10 November 2019.
On October 12, the Whitney and Dia will join together to present a symposium at the Whitney reflecting on Corse’s career and bringing forth new perspectives on her work. Further details will be forthcoming.
Read more about the artist's museum exhibitions and her first exhibition with Lisson Gallery in London in WSJ Magazine.