Selected by Sandra Safta Waterhouse

NORMAN MOONEY, Black Sun, 2013


This week we are featuring a dynamic wall sculpture by one of the gallery's contemporary artists, Norman Mooney. Made of mirror polished, blackened stainless steel, Black Sun, gives the impression all at once to be minimal, delicate, dangerous and bursting with energy. This sculpture is one in a series of pieces in which the artist examines the natural world around us. The FlowerSeedStars, and Sun series all suggest the presence of nature in man-made structures and provoke a thoughtful reflection about our own existence in a complex world.


Norman Mooney was born in Dublin Ireland in 1971. He studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork and completed his BFA at the National College of Art in Dublin, 1992. He then received the distinguished honor of participating in the Third Degree program at the Irish Museum of modern Art from 1992 to 1993. In 1994 he relocated to New York City and has been exhibiting locally and internationally for more than 20 years. Recent exhibitions include, What happens today will last forever at Causey Contemporary in New York, In Sight at Marso Gallery in Mexico City, Meeting in Brooklyn presented at Landcommanderij , Alden Biesen in Belgium.


Mooney makes works that are at once physical and metaphysical. His works explore the elemental and cyclical synergies of nature. Materiality, pattern, scale and experience are key concerns within his practice. Norman makes sculpture, interior and exterior installations, drawings and works on paper, his methodology is one of experimentation and process with materials such as smoke, glass, steel and resin. In 2000 he set up WorkSpace11 in New York where he continues to work with a team of studio technicians, architects and engineers.


Norman Mooney's work has been exhibited throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia and can be found in numerous private and public collections, including Taikang Wuyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; The Claridge Collection, Quebec, Canada and
The Geoff Isles Collection, New York, NY.


Black Sun, detail.


For more information on Norman Mooney, please contact the New York gallery at or call (212) 717-9100. You can see more of the gallery's select works by Norman Mooney on his Artist page HERE.


Also on view online is the exhibition Carolina Sardi & Norman Mooney, featuring newly available works by both artists.


NORMAN MOONEY (Irish b. 1971)

Black Sun, 2013
Mirror polished, blackened stainless steel
48 x 72 x 4 in
122 x 183 x 10 cm
February 22, 2021