ArtBabble: Sasson Soffer en Moving East Gate/West Gate by Helicopter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/installations">Installations</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/indianapolis-museum-art">Indianapolis Museum of Art</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sasson Soffer has worked throughout his career as both a painter and a sculptor. Informed by the work of Mark Rothko and other Abstract Expressionist artists with whom he studied in New York in the early 1950s, Soffer’s encaustic on panel paintings and steel sculptures display his interest in sweeping, gestural forms and monumental scale. Soffer’s 1973 outdoor sculpture East Gate/West Gate is constructed of welded stainless steel tubes, arranged in a dynamic curvilinear composition. Soffer was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and later moved to New York where he attended Brooklyn College.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sasson Soffer Contemporary Art Indianapolis Museum of Art 780ad3800035023a Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:53:47 +0000 ddark 2169 at