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Fred Sandback at Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon, November 3, 2022

Fred Sandback
Long-term view, Dia Beacon

Using subtle methods and an economy of materials, Fred Sandback’s work creates striking perceptual effects in response to the surrounding architecture. Using store-bought spools of colored yarn, Sandback traced the space between different points on floors, ceilings, and walls, creating shapes and constructing the illusion of a pane of glass or shimmering lines of color. Previously on view since the opening of Dia Beacon in 2003 and following a pause of three years, a long-term installation of several of Sandback’s yarn works from Dia’s collection returns to the galleries in winter 2021.

Support provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Video by SandenWolff
Interviews/story editing by Rachel Wolff
Shot by Noah Therrien and Jonathan Sanden
Edited by Jonathan Sanden and Stephen Parnigoni
Associate editor Tova Wolff
Original music by Noah Therrien
Archival video by Patrick Heilman

Dia Project Staff: Karey David, Katherine Ellis, Laura Fields, Hannah Gompertz, Matilde Guidelli Guidi, Jenn Kane, Deirdre O’Dwyer, and Dan Wolfe

Special thanks to Amy Sandback and David Gray
© 2022 Dia Art Foundation
All artwork and text by Fred Sandback © 2022 Fred Sandback Archive

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