Keith Sonnier: Until Today

Keith Sonnier (American, born 1941), Shmoo - O.G.V. , 2013 (Elysian Plain Series). Neon, acrylic, aluminum, electrical wire, transformer, 131 x 92 1/2 x 4 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Pace Gallery, New York. Photograph: © Caterina Verde.
Keith Sonnier
Until Today
July 1, 2018 to January 27, 2019

Keith Sonnier came of artistic age in the 1960s, part of a group of artists who created sculpture by experimenting with materials and techniques outside traditional art materials and forms. Sonnier, now recognized as one of America's most influential artists, was one of the first to incorporate light in sculpture—an innovation that forms the foundation of all his subsequent work. Sonnier, who lived and worked in Bridgehampton, Long Island, for more than two decades, has enjoyed broad exhibition exposure and critical attention to his work in Europe. However he has not had a substantial survey exhibition in a major American museum, nor has there been a significant publication addressing his career, his place in contemporary art history, and his contributions to the field. The exhibition is organized by Parrish guest curator Jeffrey Grove, who will also author the fully illustrated catalogue.  

A limited edition piece by Keith Sonnier titled Looped Grid is available at Art+Culture Projects by clicking here.  Proceeds support the exhibition at the Parrish.

Keith Sonnier: Until Today is made possible, in part, by the generous support of The James and Charlotte Park Brooks Fund; Douglas Baxter; National Endowment for the Arts; Pace Gallery, New York; Barbara Slifka; Compass; Dorothy Lichtenstein; Barbara Bertozzi Castelli; Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation; The Hamamoto Family; The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Fund for Publications; Gillian Spreckels Fuller; Linda and Gregory Fischbach; and the Herman Goldman Foundation. Additional thanks to Ellen Cantrowitz; William and Bettina Cisneros; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; Michèle and Steven Pesner; Fred and Robin Seegal; and Michael Straus.