Seymour Lipton’s sculptures made of welded metal and rough textures paralleled the gestural artwork of Abstract Expressionism; however, his work occasionally diverted from abstraction to reference Surrealist influences using manmade and natural objects. The Empty Room explores the tension between the interior and exterior. The work’s hollow interior acts as both a dark hole and a source of growth as the sculpture unfolds from within the center, and the use of a hammer as the exterior nickel-copper creates an aggressive finish.
Title: The Empty Room
Medium: nickel-silver on nickel-copper
Dimensions: 77 x 32 x 35 inches
Accession Number: P67.1.5
Location: Agency Building 2
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