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Art:21 - Martin Puryear

art:21

2003

Martin Puryear's sculptures—in wood, stone, tar, wire, and various metals—are a marriage of Minimalist logic with traditional ways of making. Puryear's exploration in abstract forms retain vestigial elements of utility from everyday objects found in the world. A form that reoccurs in Puryear's work is the hollow mass, a solid shape with qualities of uncertainty and emptiness.

Martin Puryear is featured in the Season 2 episode “Time” of the series “Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

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