Ursula von Rydingsvard “Permeated Shield”

Galerie Lelong

poster for Ursula von Rydingsvard “Permeated Shield”

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Continuing a year of remarkable achievement for Ursula von Rydingsvard, which has included the artist’s first major survey exhibition outside the United States, the unveiling at Barclays Center of her first permanent outdoor sculpture in Brooklyn, and receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, Galerie Lelong will present a solo exhibition of the artist’s work.

Featuring new sculptures in her trademark cedar and presenting work in bronze for the first time at Galerie Lelong, this body of work demonstrates von Rydingsvard as an artist at the height of her career and in full command of the artistic and physical demands of her technique. Von Rydingsvard’s unique visual vocabulary and well-established oeuvre demonstrate her mastery as she harnesses, shapes, and assembles cedar beams, which are then sculpted through her focused and detailed cuts into familiar forms. Further texturing the work, von Rydingsvard rubs powdered graphite into each faceted surface, which emphasizes each movement made to create her sculptures while also giving the illusion of movement to the works.

Continuing her success in bronze works such as Ona on view at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, von Rydingsvard will present Bent Lace as a centerpiece of the exhibition. This new, 9-and-a-half-foot tall bronze sculpture is created in part through a unique process involving the application of a vinyl lace pattern on a full-scale wood “model.” This twisted form displays the continued evolution of von Rydingsvard’s choice of the vessel as a primary image and her inventive ability to render bronze into an almost lace-like form.

Other sculptures in the exhibition will include Five Plates, a work in cedar and graphite that joins five circular forms to create a large-scale wall-mounted work that presents a new configuration for the artist. Von Rydingsvard continues her exploration of wall-mounted works with Crossed Mirage and a series of monumental sized tool and spoon forms.

Another new addition is a concentration of von Rydingsvard’s works on paper, produced in connection with Dieu Donné, which display an exacting irregularity of knotted silk thread through handmade paper. In their delicacy, von Rydingsvard presents a transparency that thoughtfully juxtaposes the permanence and scale of her sculpted works with an equally impactful and more delicate medium.



from October 23, 2014 to December 13, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-10-23 from 18:00 to 20:00

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