Influenced by the art of Pablo Picasso, Mary Callery’s sculptures straddle the line between abstraction and representation. In 1949, Callery began a series of works on symbols. The sculpture entitled Z, part of her series on alphabetical symbols, consists of a thick linear element forming the shape with pieces of brass extending out. Callery’s expressive use of brass transforms the well-recognized symbol of the letter Z into an evocative, curvilinear work of art. Unlike most of the work of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection, this sculpture recalls more natural representation than abstraction.
Dimensions: 59.8 x 85.75 x 45.5 inches
Accession Number: P71.1.2
Location: North Concourse
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