The Ogden Museum celebrates Helis Foundation's acquisition of Carmen Herrera sculpture with documentary screening
6 September 2022
The Helis Foundation has announced its acquisition of Carmen Herrera's Untitled Estructura (Red) (1962/2018), following the work's presentation in the Foundation's Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition in New Orleans last summer. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art begins its National Hispanic American Heritage Month programming on Thursday 15 September with a screening of Alison Klayman's 2015 documentary The 100 Years Show, in celebration of the purchase and Herrera's legacy.
Herrera began the sketches and preparations for her Estructuras (Structures) in the late 1960s, around the same time that key Minimalism sculptors including Carl Andre, Donald Judd and Barnett Newman were early in their exploration of the medium. Of the shift from painting to sculpture Herrera has noted: “It became clear to me that the linear elements in my work required a hard surface to integrate structurally the ‘hard edges’.” Her first major exhibition of outdoor sculptures took place in City Hall Park, New York, NY, organized by Public Art Fund in 2019 and traveled to Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston in 2020.
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