Granite monolithic sculpture

Between the Earth and Sky

Kasmin Gallery, New York
January 21, 2021 – February 27, 2021

Kasmin Gallery presents Between the Earth and Sky, an exhibition of twenty-two monolithic sculptures that brings together examples of the form spanning from 900 CE to 2019. The presentation demonstrates how stelae, herms, and columns have acted as repositories of meaning or markers of time and place across many cultures since prehistory, as well as the way in which the expressive possibilities of this format continue to resonate with sculptors working internationally today. Be they analogues for the human form, waypoints, sentinels, support structures, memorials or otherwise, their metaphorical and formal potency abides.

Featured in the exhibition are artists Diana al-Hadid, Alma Allen, Huma Bhabha, JB Blunk, James Lee Byars, Saint Clair Cemin, Max Ernst, Vanessa German, Rachel Harrison, Robert Indiana, Isamu Noguchi, Beverly Pepper, Per Kirkeby, Ugo Rondinone, Tom Sachs, Bosco Sodi, and Marie Watt, as well as a selection of premodern sculptural objects from ancient civilizations across the globe that embrace the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds.

Isamu Noguchi’s Gift of Stone (1982) and Shaft & Root (1982–83) are featured in this installation, on loan from the Noguchi Museum’s collection.

Viewing Room