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Maria Nordman, Plan for De Ondas (On Waves), 1983, ink and paint on vellum, 21 1/4 x 78 3/4".

Maria Nordman

Konrad Fischer Galerie | Berlin

Maria Nordman, Plan for De Ondas (On Waves), 1983, ink and paint on vellum, 21 1/4 x 78 3/4".

Maria Nordman’s first solo exhibition in Berlin consisted entirely of works that she made in the 1970s and ’80s but which are dated as if extending toward a perpetual present moment, as is always the case in her production. Though born in Germany, Nordman is strongly associated with Los Angeles in those decades, when artists came to emphasize sculpture’s field of installation––especially viewers’ perception of physical form in relation to light, space, and site.

At Konrad Fischer Galerie in Berlin, De Ondas (Portuguese for “on waves”), 1983–, assumed a deconstructed form that differed from the way it was first shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where, one by one, visitors could walk through the composed structure (as the artist calls it) and arrive at the Pacific Ocean. Now, thirty years later, long, slender slats of unpainted white cedar extended along the gallery

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