Sunday, June 12, 2011


John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist, is on view at the Grey Art Gallery of New York University, through July 9, 2011. There is a wonderful range of sculpture -- from cubist but still clearly figurative to stripped down, architectural-motif slices of stone. Of the drawings, several relate to commissions. As we were reminded in March, no visit to Chicago is complete without a sighting of Storr's Ceres, 1929, at the top of the Chicago Board of Trade Building.
John Storrs, Figure Reclining Under a Tree, 1918-20

Figure Reclining Under a Tree, 1918-20, is an unpublished illustration for Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. A wood engraving, 6 x 6, this subject was in the major retrospective, John Storrs, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986/87. 
Grey is also showing Art/Memory/Place: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.