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Ruth Asawa: All Is Possible

David Zwirner, NYC


“Ruth Asawa is best known for her hanging lobed sculptures and her abstract drawings of meanders made under the influence of Josef Albers at Black Mountain College. Less known are her representational drawings of her beloved family, her ceramic face masks of her rich community in San Francisco, and her near-daily drawings of the plants and flowers from her ample garden.


Many of these works have never been shown publicly and this exhibition aims to recast Asawa as an artist as interested in representation as she was in abstraction, as compelled by the drawn line as the sculptural form, an artist perpetually curious about the intimate relationship between what the eye sees and what the hand can produce.”


—Helen Molesworth, curator and writer