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Ruth Asawa Through Line at The Whitney

  • Art
A watercolor painting of orange and pink petals.
Photograph: Ruth Asawa, Untitled (WC.252, Persimmons) (detail), c. 1970s–80s. Watercolor on paper, 14 × 17 in (35.6 × 43.2 cm). Private collection. © Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Time Out says

Known for her rhythmic looped-wire sculptures, groundbreaking artist Rush Asawa will get the spotlight at The Whitney this fall in a fresh new way. Asawa dedicated herself to daily drawing exercises, which served as the connective tissue―or through line―of her creative process and fueled her commitment to art.

But until now, her drawing hasn't gotten much attention. In fact, "Ruth Asawa Through Line" is the first exhibition to examine the sculptor's oeuvre through the lens of her lifelong drawing practice. Through drawing, Asawa explored her surroundings and turned everyday encounters into moments of profound beauty, endowing ordinary objects with new aesthetic possibilities.

"Ruth Asawa Through Line" will run from September 16-January 15, 2024.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Written by
Rossilynne Skena Culgan


$30 general admission
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