Heinz Mack, installation view of Heinz Mack, 2017.

Heinz Mack

New York

Sperone Westwater

In Heinz Mack’s recent, three-floor exhibition, carefully selected monochromatic paintings, wall reliefs, ink drawings, and stelae were placed together to read like a narrative. The quest for narrative in abstract terms is beginning to appear integral to Mack’s work. Rather than em phasizing mediumistic aspects, he clearly went for the impact of earthly and celestial light on physical form, a position related in some ways to the Romantic poet, playwright, natural philosopher, painter, and color theorist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832), a figure with whom Mack has been compared. Mack moves between glittering, absorbent monochrome reliefs and upright, standing sculptures in the same way that Goethe moved between poetry and painting. …see the entire review in the print version of sept’s Sculpture magazine.

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