Louise Nevelson

American, b. 1899, Kiev, Russia (present-day Ukraine); d. 1988, New York, New York
Louise Nevelson


Louise Nevelson is well known for her monumentally-sized environmental and architectural artwork consisting of wooden assemblages spray painted in a single color. Atmosphere and Environment V is part of her Atmosphere and Environment series created during the time in her career where she used durable materials, such as aluminum, to produce outdoor sculpture. Twenty-four aluminum boxes explore the relationship between positive and negative space and the viewer and their surroundings. Viewers are encouraged to walk around the work with each box acting as a frame to create a unique composition of one’s environment.

Atmosphere and Environment V


Louise Nevelson, Atmosphere and Environment V


Title: Atmosphere and Environment V
Date: 1966
Medium: aluminum, black epoxy, enamel
Dimensions: 96 x 102 x 50.5 inches
Accession Number: P67.1.2
Location: Corning Tower Plaza Level









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