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Alan Saret

Daniel Weinberg Gallery

Alan Saret is usually associated with the so-called post-Minimalist generation of sculptors that emerged in the mid to late ’60s and included Lynda Benglis, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, Eva Hesse, and Richard Tuttle. Whereas the Minimalists explored the contingent relationship of fixed objects to surrounding space, this younger group tended to eschew objecthood in favor of ephemerality. Instead of permanent objects in gestaltlike relationships to fixed spaces, they produced transient works that could be set up according to written instructions, taken down, packed away, and reassembled later in new and different permutations.

In Saret’s case, however, such historical generalization is as misleading as it is enlightening. Although he shares post-Minimalist concerns with time, site, and expressive gesture—particularly the notion of drawing in three-dimensional space—Saret

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