The Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art will exhibit works of Martin Puryear ’71MFA/MFA from across his nearly 40 year long career. This is Puryear’s first public exhibition in London and will feature more than 30 works.
Parasol unit describes Puryear’s style and the exhibition in its press release. “Martin Puryear’s abstract sculptures are extraordinary. His reductive forms have a unique aesthetic and are loaded with a poignant sense of cultural history. Puryear explores human identity and politics with such intriguing subtlety that viewers cannot help but be enthralled by them. Meticulously constructed from a diverse range of materials, usually wood, most of his sculptures are hand-made by the artist himself using traditional techniques. Puryear’s working methods are clear testimony to his deep respect for skilled craftsmanship and his intense appreciation of the natural materials he chooses to use.”