David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by American artist Fred Sandback (1943-2003). On view in the gallery's London space, the exhibition will feature a selection of important sculptures and drawings exemplifying the scope of the artist's influential career. Major solo museum exhibitions in Britain include the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (1999); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2005); Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2006); and Whitechapel Art Gallery (2011).
Though he used metal rod and elastic cord early in his artistic practice, Sandback soon dispensed with those materials to employ acrylic yarn to create works that address their physical surroundings. By stretching lengths of yarn horizontally, vertically, or diagonally at different scales and in varied configurations, the artist developed a singular body of work that elaborated on the phenomenological experience of space and volume with unwavering consistency and ingenuity.