Daniel Brush

Blue Steel Gold Light

Oct 16, 2012–Feb 24, 2013

Over the past 40 years, Daniel Brush has created an oeuvre unparalleled in contemporary American art—from large-scale painted canvases to gold-domed containers encrusted with gold granules so miniscule they must be fused with microscopic precision. Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light, opening October 16, 2012, brings together for the first time works from throughout Brush’s career, including examples of his poetic paintings and drawings, a selection of his most significant steel and gold wall sculptures, jewelry made from plastic, aluminum, steel, and precious gems, and some of his earliest gold-granulated objects. The exhibition will be installed on MAD’s second-floor galleries—the first time a single living artist has commanded that entire floor, which includes the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery—and will remain on view until February 24, 2013.

Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light is accompanied by a profusely illustrated four-color publication, designed by internationally renowned graphic designer Takaaki Matsumoto, with photographs taken by the designer himself. Authors include physician and professor of neurology and psychiatry Dr. Oliver Sacks; poet and professor of English, Saskia Hamilton; poetry editor Paul Keegan; Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center; and David Revere McFadden, curator of the exhibition. To purchase the monograph click here.

Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light is made possible through the generous support of Siegelson, New York, with additional support from Christie’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, an anonymous collector, and a group of private collectors.

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