For her solo exhibition at Nasher Sculpture Center, artist Sarah Sze invites viewers into a collection of new, site-specific works across three intrepid gallery spaces. Always attuned to the built environment, Sze’s new installations will integrate painting, sculpture, images, sound, and video with the surrounding architecture to create intimate systems that reference the rapidly changing world. This extraordinary new exhibition will blur the boundaries between making and showing, process and product, digital and material ultimately to question how objects acquire their meaning.
Sarah Sze has exhibited work since the 1990’s, employing a profusion of materials that encompass technological and industrial changes collectively experienced over the past 30 years. These materials are orchestrated in dizzying compositions that are sensitively attuned to the spaces they inhabit. Recent exhibitions have seen the artist transform architectural structures as iconic as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and as overlooked as an abandoned waiting room in a South London train station. Sze has also created a number of permanent public works, including those at LaGuardia Airport, Storm King Art Center, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Seattle Opera House. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003 and represented the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
About Sarah Sze
Over the course of her artistic career, Sarah Sze has created immersive installations that challenge the static nature of art and examine how images and objects can ascribe meaning to the rapidly changing world we inhabit. In recent years, Sze has returned to painting, the medium in which she was first trained. Comprising constellations of painted and collaged elements, her expansive abstract landscapes explore a visual world that is constantly evolving, degrading, and generating new ways of seeing. From May to September 2023, a major solo exhibition of Sze's latest works titled Timelapse was shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Sze was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003 and a Radcliffe Fellowship in 2005. In 2013, Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition titled Triple Point. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial (2000), Carnegie International (1999) and several international biennials, including Berlin (1998), Guangzhou (2015), Liverpool (2008), Lyon (2009) and Venice (1999 and 2015). Sze’s works are held in several permanent art collections, including MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Foundation Cartier in Paris, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate in London. Permanent public works include pieces at LaGuardia Airport and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, and the Seattle Opera House. In 2021 Sze unveiled a new permanent commission for the Storm King Art Center, New York.
The Nasher Sculpture Center's 2024 exhibitions are made possible by leading support from Frost Bank.
Sarah Sze is made possible by leading support from Gagosian. Generous support is provided by the Dallas Art Fair Foundation and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID). Additional support is provided by Kay and Gene Lunceford, Betty Regard, and Jenny and Richard Mullen.