Patrick Ireland
Rope Grid and Drawings

April 20–May 4, 1973 112 Greene Street/Workshop

Patrick Ireland, Rope Grid, installation view, 1973

Exhibition Description

The artist constructed a rope grid by stretching ropes tightly from the right hand wall to a central column and from the floor to the ceiling. He allowed knots to dangle at the ends and sides. The ropes were painted in irregular patches of five different colors. He also exhibited a series of five drawings of colored dots on unstretched canvas. In the first, there were dots of one color only; in the second, two colors appeared and in numerical order, concluded with five colors in the fifth drawing. The dots were spaced according to the divisions of an invisible grid, although within each division, the configuration of dots was random.

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.

Patrick Ireland, Rope Grid, installation view, 1973