Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

October 9, 2015 through January 10, 2016

One of the most important contemporary American sculptors, Martin Puryear (b. 1941) has also made drawings throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to highlight the important role that drawing plays in his practice. Featuring about 70 works—primarily drawings, but also prints, and a few sculptures—the exhibition explores the evolution of Puryear’s ideas across different media. Most of the drawings come from the artist's collection and have never been exhibited before.

This exhibition is organized by The Art Institute of Chicago.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Agnes Gund, the Ricciardi Family Exhibition Fund, Glenstone, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Matthew Marks Gallery, Helen and Chuck Schwab, Martha and John Gabbert, Leon and Debra Black, Nancy Schwartz, and an anonymous donor in memory of Parker Gilbert.

Martin Puryear, Drawing for Maroon, 1986/88. Black Conté crayon, with smudging, over graphite, on ivory wove paper. Courtesy of the artist. © Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.