Louise Nevelson online and onstage

WingSpan Theatre Company is celebrating its 20th season with a particularly artistic debut: OCCUPANT by Edward Albee. The play explores the life of artist Louise Nevelson, whose work is in the Museum’s collection. Nevelson is known for her wood sculptures composed of boxes filled with found items and covered in black paint, like Diminishing Reflections VIII (Left & Right).

Discover more about Nevelson’s work in the DMA’s newly enhanced online collection and on the stage this fall!

Edward Albee’s Occupant: “A tantalizing interview with the ghost of American sculptor Louise Nevelson, as only Edward Albee could imagine it!”

“But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all. . . . You can be quiet and it contains the whole thing. There is no color that will give you the feeling of totality. Of peace. Of greatness. Of quietness. Of excitement. I have seen things that were transformed into black, that took on just greatness. I don’t know a lesser word.” —Louise Nelson

Louise Nevelson, Diminishing Reflections VIII (Left & Right), 1964, painted wood, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, anonymous gift, 1964.112.a-b.FA, © Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


1 Response to “Louise Nevelson online and onstage”

  1. 1 Susan Sargeant September 29, 2017 at 11:56 am

    A heartfelt thanks to Sarah Coffey and The DMA for collaborating with WingSpan Theatre Company’s production of Edward Albee’s OCCUPANT (10/5 to 10/21) at The Bath House Cultural Center. So wonderful to have Louise Nevelson “Uncrated.” Come learn more about Louise and her art in October at The Bath House Cultural Center. http://www.wingspantheatre.com or 214-675-6573.

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