Art Gallery of York University




George Rickey
Four Squares in a Square, 1969-1970

George Rickey, an American painter, sculptor, and art historian, is also one of the leading exponents in the field of kinetic art. Author of Constructivism: Origins and Evolution, Rickey's primary interest is the study of movement, its choreography and shape being the essence of kinetic art. Rickey anticipates that his sculptures, moved by the force of the air, will thus express its unpredictability and variation.

Four Squares in a Square, reflects Rickey's interest in movement and its relation to imbalance and the equilibrating force of weight.

Four Squares in a Square was purchased by York University in 1971.

American, b. 1907
stainless steel
6.71 x 2.71 x 2.71 m


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