Watch Mary Corse in the studio, ahead of her first solo museum show in Asia at Shanghai's Long Museum
21 June 2021
From 3 July to 5 September 2021, Shanghai's Long Museum West Bund will present Mary Corse: Painting with Light, the American artist’s first comprehensive solo museum survey in Asia. Comprised of over 25 large-scale works, the exhibition highlights major bodies of work from Corse’s expansive six-decade career. It features examples from different series, including the artist’s seminal White Light paintings, begun in 1968, examples of her Black Light paintings from the 1970s, works from her clay-based Black Earth series, Arch and Inner Band paintings, as well as sculptural pieces including her argon Light Boxes, and a monumental free-standing Beam. This exhibition highlights Corse’s ambitious and complex investigations in painting, explores the manifestation of light and its phenomenological experiences, and forges for Corse a unique place in the history of abstraction and twentieth century art.
This video, filmed in Corse's studio in Topanga, California, captures the working process as she details the experiences of her more than six-decade long career.
Learn more about the exhibition on the Long Museum's website.
Video © Mary Corse