Anna-Bella Papp

Anna-Bella Papp

Anna-Bella Papp

Anna-Bella Papp will be showing at Nasher Sculpture Center from October 24, 2014 through January 18, 2015.

Continuing its Sightings series of installations and architectural interventions by contemporary artists, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present the work of Romanian-born artist Anna-Bella Papp. Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp will be on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Corner Gallery from October 24, 2014 through January 18, 2015.
Anna-Bella Papp makes exquisitely restrained works in unfired clay. Occupying tabletops or mounted to walls, the sculpted reliefs are intimate in scale yet suggest objects and spaces many times their scale. Many of the works recall low-relief architectural models or site plans for minimalist earthworks. They also call to mind modernist reliefs by artists as diverse as Jean Arp, Alberto Giacometti, and Ben Nicholson. Although relatively flat, the works are resolutely sculptural, often worked on both faces and even at times their edges. In this spare, rectangular format, subtle inflections and minor surface articulations take on surprising power. Papp harnesses this extraordinary economy of means to moving effect. Born in Romania in 1988 and currently living and working in Rome, Papp’s Sighting’s exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center will be the first museum presentation of her work in the United States.

**All images and italicized text is from Nasher Sculpture Center

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