The contemporary American artist Petah Coyne communicates her concern for the plight of mankind in a uniquely personal site-specific installation for The Brooklyn Museum’s Grand Lobby. Untitled Installation, a work comprising three large biomorphic shapes suspended from the ceiling and made of steel, wire, black sand, cloth, clay, oil, screen, and black paint, will open at the Museum September 22 and remain on view through December 4, 1989. The installation is the largest the artist has so far undertaken.
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1953, Petah Coyne attended Kent State University from 1972 to 1973 and is a graduate of the Cincinnati Art Academy, where she studied fine arts from 1974 to 1977. She moved to New York in 1978.
The installation was organized by Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum. The Grand Lobby installations are made possible by a generous grant from the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Fund. Additional support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 1989, 128.