ONEx100: Creating Within Constraints

This is not a typical community gallery exhibition. The pieces in ONEx100 all fit within a 1x1x1 foot space and demonstrate enthusiasm for contemporary, minimalist or conceptual art practices. Artists were encouraged to find freedom within limitations and create within constraints.

June 7 - September 8

Why one foot?

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, internationally recognized collectors of contemporary art built a collection of over 4,500 objects spanning all media and covering the most innovative art movements of the late 20th century. Though building this collection has been the singular passion in their lives, their original intentions was not to "build a collection" but rather to find works that they wanted to live with.

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel

Devoting Herb's salary as a postal clerk to purchase art, and living on Dorothy's paycheck as a librarian, they collected mostly minimalist and conceptual artworks guided rules: the piece had to be affordable, it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment, had to fit on city transportation, and be small enough for them to carry.

Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries. Now on the anniversary of the gift of 594 works of art received by the CMA from the Vogel Collection, we ask you, the community to contribute to this crowdsourced display honoring the life work of Herb and Dorothy.