Rectilinear Space Construction
American, born Poland, 1907–1981
Upon his return from studies in Europe, Theodore Roszak began using industrial materials to build sculptures. Rectilinear Space Construction is an intriguing blend of mass-produced modern materials, such as plastics, with organic materials, including wood, which Roszak crafted into distinctive forms and painted with clearly irregular brushstrokes. In this significant example from Roszak’s Constructivist period, the intimate sculpture is built upon a simple crescent shape, which represents a pivotal motif throughout Roszak’s 1940s production.