Frank Stella: Experiment and Change at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, November 12, 2017 – July 8, 2018

“NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents Frank Stella: Experiment and Change, an exhibition that spans the artist’s 60-year career from the late 1950’s to the present. The exhibition, composed of approximately 300 paintings, relief sculpture and drawings will offer insight into his trajectory from minimalism (e.g. the geometry of the black paintings) to maximalism (eg. the spatially complex constructionist and large sculptures of the Moby Dick series.)

The exhibition juxtaposes works from various periods of Stella’s career, revealing his aesthetic development and focusing on his “Working Archive,” which contains material never exhibited before, such as notes, sketches and maquettes that shed light on his growth as an artist. Stella’s diverse interests include art history, architecture, new materials (fluorescent pigment, carbon fiber, titanium, et al.) and computer-aided modeling for rapid prototyping. His preparatory studies show the ideas in his work that led to a notion about the enlargement of pictorial space.

Included will be penciled color sequences for the larger concentric square paintings (1973), flat foam-core cut-outs leading to the emergence of a more generous “working space” and 3D printed models from the 1990’s through the present outlining the use of digital technology.” — NSU Art Museum

Frank Stella and Bonnie Clearwater at the New York presentation of Frank Stella: Experiment and Change. Photograph by Corrado Serra.

Frank Stella, Lettre sur les sourds et muets II, 1974. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 141 x 141 x 4 inche. Private Collection, NY. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Christopher Burke.

Frank Stella, Diavolozoppo (#2, 4x), 1984. MM on canvas, etched Mg, AI & fiberglass. Private Collection, NY. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Steven Sloman.

Frank Stella, Sunapee II, 1966. Alkyd and epoxy paint on canvas. Private Collection, NY. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Jason Wyche.

Frank Stella, Hiraqla Variation II, 1968. Magna on canvas, 120 x 240 x 4 inches. Private Collection, NY. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Jason Wyche.

Frank Stella, K.144, 2013. ABS RPT with stainless steel. Collection Martin Z. Margulies. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Jason Wyche.

Frank Stella, Paradoxe sur le comediene, 1974. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Private Collection, NY. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Jason Wyche.

Frank Stella, WWRL, 1967. Alkyd on canvas. Private Collection, NY. © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Credit: Jason Wyche.

Exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator at NSU Art Museum.