Frank Stella on Six Decades of Experimentation and Change

Jan 30, 2018 554

BY: Ted Loos

A master of abstractionFrank Stella has been creating thought-provoking paintings and sculptures for more than 60 years. In 2016, he had an important retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and now comes an even larger show, the 300-work “Frank Stella: Experiment and Change,” on view at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale through July 8.

The exhibition was organized by one of today’s best curatorial minds, Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of the NSU museum since 2013 and, before that, of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. The New York–based Stella, now 81, burst onto the scene barely out of college with his “Black Paintings,” sober geometric studies composed of wide black stripes separated by chalky white lines.

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