Keith Sonnier’s Dis-Play II (1970) is an immersive installation of foam rubber, fluorescent powder, strobe light, black light, neon, and glass with projected films. Alongside peers such as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, and Jackie Winsor, Sonnier utilized nontraditional and specifically ephemeral materials in his production. In his own words, “we made art that was defined by its defiance of the traditional idea of what could be considered art.” First exhibited in Sonnier’s solo exhibition at the Castelli Warehouse in New York in 1970, Dis-Play II brings together his ongoing interest in film, light, and experiential art environments.
Keith Sonnier was born in Mamou, Lousiana, in 1941. He is lives and works in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York.