Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Cloud Shadow I

Cloud Shadow I

2007

cast polyurethane

19 x 12 x 10 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Cloud Shadow II

Cloud Shadow II

2007

cast polyurethane

13 x 19 x 10 1/2 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Cloud Shadow III

Cloud Shadow III

2007

cast polyurethane

19 x 12 x 10 1/2 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Swinburne Egg I

Swinburne Egg I

2009

tinted polyurethane

41 x 28 x 15 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery D'arrest

D'arrest

2009

tinted polyurethane

47 1/4 x 45 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Wing

Wing

1970

cast aluminum

67 x 59 1/4 x 60 inches

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Toltec

Toltec

2009

tinted polyurethane

47 x 46 x 23 inches

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Figure 6

Figure 6

2009

bronze, black patina

48 1/2 x 102 x 29 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Figure 5

Figure 5 

2009 

bronze, black patina 

98 x 61 x 27 inches

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Figure 4

Figure 4

2009

bronze, black patina

98 1/2 x 66 1/2 x 25 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Figure 3

Figure 3

2009

bronze, black patina

84 x 48 x 32 inches

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Figure 2

Figure 2

2009

bronze, black patina

80 x 51 1/2 x 22 inches 

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Figure 1

Figure 1

2009

bronze, black patina

65 x 30 x 21 inches

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Chiron

Chiron

2009

tinted polyurethane

51 x 35 x 17 inches

Lynda Benglis Locks Gallery Black Ice

Black Ice

2009

tinted polyurethane, lead, stainless steel,

element 1: 103 x 26 x 26 inches
element 2: 113 x 21 1/2 x 23 inches 

Press Release

Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by artist Lynda Benglis. The exhibition will be on view November 19 through December 30, 2010. There will be a reception on Friday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog, Flow and Flesh, with an essay by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe.
 
Benglis established herself in the 1960s with artwork that challenged the prescribed tenets of modernism and forged new approaches in process, and post-minimal art. Over the past forty years, her paintings and sculptures have blurred distinctions between these mediums and expanded the scope of artistic and non-traditional materials, utilizing wax, latex, polyurethane foam, metal, glass, and ceramics. The artist has frequently chosen subjects that reference the body or natural processes in states of flux.
 
The Locks Gallery exhibition presents new sculptures, cast in brightly colored polyurethane, and bronze with black patina. Benglis’ most recent exploration of materials recasts the artists’ vocabulary of sculptural, figurative or organic forms, in new light. In these works the artist reiterates the premise of the ‘frozen gesture’ using hard materials to stabilize moving shapes and ethereal concepts.
 
The Locks Gallery exhibition occurs during the first American stop of the artist’s traveling retrospective, Lynda Benglis, at the Rhode Island School of Design. Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum, remarks that Benglis has “… always been very interested in the surfaces of her works, in their textural qualities, and she has sometimes described her artmaking process as working from the outside in.”
 
The first museum retrospective for the innovative artist since 1991, Lynda Benglis began at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland and traveled to Le Consortium, Dijon, France. It will be shown next at the New Museum, New York, NY from February through July 2011.
 
Lynda Benglis lives in Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1975) and two NEA grants (1979, 1990). Her work is in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

Lynda Benglis
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Lynda Benglis
Lynda Benglis: artnet
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Lynda Benglis: artnet
February 11, 2011

"Lynda Benglis: TOP FORM" by Emily Nathan

Lynda Benglis: New York Times
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Lynda Benglis: New York Times
February 10, 2011

"A Life of Melting the Status Quo" by Hilarie M. Sheets

Lynda Benglis: Frieze
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Lynda Benglis: Frieze
10/01/2010

"Time & Tide" by Marina Cashdan

Lynda Benglis: New York Times
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Lynda Benglis: New York Times
January 2, 2010

"Polyurethane and Color Punctuate a Long Career" by Roberta Smith

Lynda Benglis: Art in America
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Lynda Benglis: Art in America
December 1, 2009

"Up Against the Wall with Lynda Benglis" by Martin Friedman

Lynda Benglis: Art in America
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Lynda Benglis: Art in America
December 1, 2009

"Shape Shifter" by Julian Kreimer

Lynda Benglis: Flow and Flesh
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Lynda Benglis: Flow and Flesh
Text by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe 2010
Lynda Benglis
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Lynda Benglis
2009