Symphony of Ambient Forms celebrates Nevelson’s dexterity across her chosen mediums of
assemblage and collage, highlighting her pioneering use of materials and the breadth of complex
forms she so deftly wove into her sculptures. Large-scale stacked box constructions, wall reliefs and
plywood-backed collages (dating from 1958 through the early 1980s) embody the major threads of
Nevelson’s artistic output and continue an ongoing dialogue of intimacy and monumentality in
her work—reflected by the whimsical use of raw and ‘ready-made’ materials in her collages and the
remarkable transformations of ambient forms in her wood sculptures.