Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has added the estate of the Minimalist artist Rosemarie Castoro to its roster. A solo exhibition of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, and performances at the enterprise’s Marais location in Paris will open on February 21. (The gallery maintains another space in Paris as well as one in London and two in Salzburg, Austria.)
Castoro, who died in 2015 at age 76, was a leading figure in New York’s Minimalist and conceptual art scene of the 1960s and ’70s. At the beginning of her career, she collaborated with dancer Yvonne Rainer and performed in Rainer’s Carriage Discreteness at the storied 9 Evenings festival in 1966.
The artist’s early paintings experimented with shapes, color, and space, while her later canvas works were monochromatic. Beginning in the ’70s, she focused on creating sculptural works, and she had her first solo show at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York in 1971.
Castoro also presented several public exhibitions, including performances of Streetworks at Battersea Park in New York in 1978 and a display of her steel Flashers sculptures in New York and Paris in 1983. Works by Castoro are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the University Art Museum in Berkeley, California, and the Centre National Des Arts Plastiques in Paris, among other institutions.
In a statement, Thaddaeus Ropac, the gallery’s founder, said, “It is an honor to work with the estate of Rosemarie Castoro, building the momentum of overdue appreciation for the contribution she made to developments in both Minimalism and post-Minimalism.”