Night Gesture

Louise Nevelson1899-1988, American, born in Ukraine
Welded aluminum painted black

Night Gesture by Louise Nevelson

This magnificently large piece might remind you of a Viking ship or of Wagner's "Flying Dutchmen" when the ship makes a startling appearance in the opera. Considered one of America's most innovative sculptors, Nevelson said, "I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside; it's a painful, difficult search within."

Gift of Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison, 2017.

Located in the Harrison Sculpture Garden.