87 x 58 1/2 x 31 1/2in (221 x 148.6 x 80cm)
Museum purchase with the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts
Joel Shapiro is known for creating abstract, geometric sculptures composed of simple rectangular shapes. In Untitled, Shapiro encourages viewers to imagine a figure walking down an exterior wall in the sculpture garden. The sculpture casts a dramatic shadow onto the building. Shapiro's artwork often challenges viewers to investigate the distinctions between physical and psychological space.
© Joel Shapiro/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 239
Fine Art Connoisseur; Vol. 5, no. 4 (Aug 2008), p. 59, 61
Joel Shapiro (American, b.1941)