Plexiglas Sculptures from the 60's and 70's


Opening Reception: May 5th, 6-9pm

MAY 6 - JUNE 9, 2016


NEW YORK – 57W57Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition in its Main Gallery featuring Aaronel deRoy Gruber’s Plexiglas Sculptures from the 60’s and 70’s. The artist’s experimentation with colored acrylics and vacuum-forming techniques heralded a series of luminous sculptures, many incorporating electric light and kinetic rotation through built-in, low RPM motors. The works on view, ranging from freestanding, pedestaled and wall-hung pieces, exemplify the signature curved forms and lucent materials that Gruber engaged with during this prolific period.

There will be an opening reception on May 5th, from 6-9pm, and the exhibition will be on view from May 6– June 9, 2016. “Aaronel DeRoy Gruber: Plastic Works”, an essay written by Eric Himmel, will accompany the exhibition.

Aaronel deRoy Gruber (1918 – 2011) studied art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and lived and worked in Pittsburgh. In a career spanning 6 decades, Gruber had over 45 solo exhibitions and received more than 70 invitational shows and awards. Her work is included in several permanent museum and corporate collections including: The Frick Art Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and The Kawamura Museum of Modern Art in Japan.


INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE, article by Larry Weinberg, June 3, 2016