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With Three New Shows, Artist Mary Corse is Finally Having Her Moment - WSJ

1 May 2018

Dressed in cowboy boots and jeans, her long blond hair pulled back in a ponytail, Mary Corse stands in her new studio, on a break from a day of painting. “It has heating now—fancy,” she says, chuckling as she compares it to her drafty old workspace. “I can get a lot more done.” Her house, which is just behind the studio, is surrounded by towering palms and a backyard barbecue, as well as lemon trees laden with ripe yellow fruit. She can’t really have pets, because of the rattlesnakes.

The studio is located on a remote hilltop in out-there Topanga Canyon, about 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. On the wall behind Corse today is one of her signature “band paintings,” a 9-by-9-foot canvas with bold, hard-edged ribbons of black, yellow and white, all lined up in a row like a telegraph transmission from an unseen force. Corse scans the rest of her studio, which is filled with sketches and works in progress.

Click here to read the full article by Ted Loos for Wall Street Journal Magazine

Image: Mary Corse at her Topanga Canyon studio with “Untitled (White Multiband, Beveled),” 2011
Photo: Carolyn Drake
With Three New Shows, Artist Mary Corse is Finally Having Her Moment - WSJ
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