Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Art in Architecture, Selected Works by Richard Meier

On Prospect Park

New York, New York

September 19, 2011 - January 15, 2012

Fifty-six collages and four stainless steel sculptures dating from 1992 to 2009 were selected for display in Richard Meier’s On Prospect Park. The collages in the exhibition were organized into four series that loosely relate to specific interests such as artists and historical icons, explorations in light and texture, and compositions in color, texture, fonts and paper. These collages of found items were contrasted with four of Meier’s abstract sculptures, composed of discarded wooden elements of the Getty Models and cast in stainless steel. The resulting collection of personal collages and abstract sculptures reflected compulsive exercises in composition and materiality, rich in sensuous attributes and visual complexities, through which Meier’s creative mind connects the disciplines of collage, sculpture, and architecture in order to discover shared elements of inspiration.