These new works by Tony Berlant, made with his distinctive materials and technique, are among the most complex and evocative he has made over the span of several decades. They vibrate with dazzling activity that walks the line between abstraction and representation, inducing a dynamic sensory experience and a state of psychological seduction and intrigue.
Berlant was born in New York in 1941 and lives in Santa Monica, Calif. In 1964, Los Angeles County acquired its first work of the then-young artist, and today Berlant’s work is included in the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Major public commissions include the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Reagan National Airport in Washington, San Francisco International Airport and the Target Corp. headquarters in Minneapolis.