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‘Torn’ by Ursula von Rydingsvard, NA, at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York

  • Galerie Lelong & Co. 528 West 26th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

“Torn” will be on show from May 3 through June 23, 2018, at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, 528 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA.

 “Oziksien,” 2016 by Ursula von Rydingsvard, Cedar, 145 x 123 x 30 inches (368.3 x 312.4 x 76.2 cm) at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York  (Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Lelong & Co., New York)

“Oziksien,” 2016 by Ursula von Rydingsvard, Cedar, 145 x 123 x 30 inches (368.3 x 312.4 x 76.2 cm) at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York

(Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Lelong & Co., New York)

Galerie Lelong & Co. will host in New York “Torn,” a solo exhibition of recent works by Ursula von Rydingsvard, NA, renowned for her large-scale sculptures in public spaces and museums in the United States and abroad. This exhibition showcases von Rydingsvard’s works in cedar, paper, bronze and resin, of which the artist said: “The work is becoming more vulnerable: it’s not as anchored…I want to be able to take greater risks from my own psychological arena.”

In fact, the works that will be showcased bears witness to the risk and vulnerability presented by the artist. There are two wall pieces that mimic a pair of nesting birds flying away and coming back to the wall in one graceful motion. There are large sculptural works like “DWA,” “Oziksien” and “Z BOKU” — a bronze sculpture alive like a creature with a supple body which stretches toward the skies as if with extreme longing. This large 10-foot-tall sculpture is one of the most technically difficult pieces of von Rydingsvard. There is also “Book With no Words,” a sculpture which explores the process of book binding that consists of stressed linen pages lined with thin slices of cedar wood.  There is “Elegantka II” in the small gallery, a cast resin sculpture with interior lights that gives a glow transforming the rough exterior to a soft silhouette. Its gray-blue color changing along the color of the light that falls on it.

Ursula Von Rydingsvard was born in 1942 in Deensen, Germany. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  She received MFA from Columbia University in 1975 and started working with cedar. Her work is included in more than 50 public collections. Her recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France; Kloster Schönthal, Switzerland; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; in Venice, Italy as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale; and at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/galerie-lelong/overview