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Maria Nordman

Marian Goodman Gallery | New York

Since 1967 Maria Nordman has only rarely presented her work in a gallery setting. Usually installed in outdoor, urban spaces, it frequently examines the relationship between subjective perception and architecture as a cultural production. Using common objects, reflected light, and the play of interior and exterior space, her work seeks to reveal the essential components of urban structures. In her recent show, she manipulated both scale and materials, pushing at the constraints of construction to raise questions about the spaces we live in. By underlining the fundamental elements of architecture, Nordman leaves viewers to negotiate the spaces she constructs, to actively invent meaning through interaction with the work.

Situated in the north gallery, the main piece in Nordman’s show had many possible permutations; two complete transformations, supplemented by smaller rearrangements, occurred

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