Pace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of monumental sculptures by Tony Smith. Encompassing three works—Tau (1961-62), Source (1967), and Throwback (1976-77)—the exhibition touches on key moments in the artist’s evolving sculptural practice.
Shaped by his training and prior career as an architect, Smith’s work is animated by a dynamic concept of space and a commitment to sculpture as an object to be catalyzed by the direct engagement of the human body. Possessing no traditional front or back and occupying non-linear planes of space, Smith’s sculptures reward an ambulatory viewing experience, offering a range of perspectives and understandings as one circulates the work.
Pace represented Smith during his final years and following from 1979 – 1983, and this will be the first exhibition dedicated to the artist since the gallery began representing the Tony Smith Estate in 2017. Tony Smith: Source, Tau, Throwback, will be on view from April 26 to June 22, 2019 at 510 West 25th Street, with an opening reception held on Thursday, April 25 from 6 – 8 pm. A full color catalogue with an essay by Christopher M. Ketcham will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.