Exhibition: Michael Gitlin, Copper Works

Michael Gitlin; Copper Works

at Mana Contemporary 2nd & 3rd fl. 888 Newark Ave. Jersey City NJ 07306

On view through Aug 31, 2024
Visiting hours: by appointment, please email us to schedule your visit: info@monirafoundation.org


About the artist:

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Michael Gitlin studied English literature and art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and, simultaneously, sculpture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.  Gitlin moved to New York City in 1970 and received an MFA from Pratt Institute (1972).The artist  began his career working three-dimensionally, first with paper, and later with wood, using paper as a medium rather than an underpinning.  His sculptures are mostly wall pieces, which depend on architecture for their physical and contextual support. In recent years, Gitlin has also worked with  copper wire, foam, and black spandex. The artist received a Solomon R Guggenheim Fellowship in 1987.

His works are in the permanent collections of MOMA, The Guggenheim, The Hirshhorn, Detroit Institute of Art,  Carnegie Mellon Museum, The Lenbachhaus, Munich, Ludwig Museum Cologne, Stedelijk Museum,  Amsterdam, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ,and  The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among others.