The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 18, 2019

Galerie Lelong opens a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Ursula von Rydingsvard
Ursula von Rydingsvard, DWA, 2017. Cedar, 104 x 70 x 51 inches (264.2 x 177.8 x 129.5 cm) Photo by Etienne Frossard.

NEW YORK, NY.- Galerie Lelong & Co. presents TORN, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Ursula von Rydingsvard, opening on May 3. Two concurrent museum exhibitions The Contour of Feeling, at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia and Now, She at the Philadelphia Museum of Art opened on April 27, 2018.

Celebrated for her large-scale sculptures in public spaces and museums in the United States and abroad, von Rydingsvard’s exhibition will contain works built from experimentation in cedar, paper, bronze, and resin.

On this body of work, von Rydingsvard remarked: “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.” The risk and vulnerability von Rydingsvard describes are evident in all the works on view. Movement, intensity, and fierceness link the disparate forms together. Two new wall works harness a sense of movement and sentience that evoke a visceral bodily or animal form: Nester seems to scale the wall that anchors it, dramatically arching away and returning in one fluid motion. The second, DWA, is composed of two asymmetrical halves, almost animal-like in its attachment and repulsion to the wall. A third monumental relief sculpture is Oziksien; its cavities begin as shy burrows and end with a palpable ferocity as it encroaches the floor.

Z BOKU, despite having been cast in bronze, is alive with organic undulating curves and appears to stretch toward the skies with extreme longing. The expansive 10-foot-tall sculpture is crowned with delicate and gaping lace perforations, making it one of von Rydingsvard’s most difficult technical feats to date. Also on view is Book with no words, a unique exploration of bookbinding as sculpture. The work is comprised of stressed linen pages lined with thin slices of cedar wood.

In the smaller gallery stands Elegantka II, a cast resin sculpture that glows ominously with interior lights which transform the appearance of its tough exterior into a curiously soft silhouette. Its gray-blue color changes according to the light conditions, harboring an alluring magnetism that draws viewers closer to discover its mysterious material and to feel its full form.

Von Rydingsvard was born in Deensen, Germany to Polish and Ukrainian parents who came from a long line of farmers. She maintains a studio in Brooklyn, New York. Von Rydingsvard’s work is represented in the permanent collections of over 50 public collections. Recent acquisitions include the Akron Museum of Art, Ohio; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. Since 2014, she has presented solo exhibitions 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. New permanent public commissions include SCIENTIA at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; URODA at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University; and a forthcoming commission for the Denning House at Stanford University, California.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, curated by Mark Rosenthal, will be on view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (April 27 — August 26, 2018) and will travel to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Concurrent with the Fabric Workshop and Museum is Now, She, in which two large-scale outdoor sculptures will be shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (April 27, 2018 — April 2019).

Today's News

May 3, 2018

United States officials return 3,800 smuggled ancient artifacts to Iraq

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

Yigal Ozeri's latest series 'A New York Story' on view at Louis K. Meisel Gallery

Frieze announces major acquisition for the Brooklyn Museum through the LIFEWTR Fund

Galerie Lelong opens a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Ursula von Rydingsvard

Pavel Zoubok Gallery opens a memorial exhibition celebrating the art and life of gallery artist Charles McGill

DC Moore Gallery opens exhibition of works by Robert Kushner

J. Paul Getty Trust announces appointment of Lisa Lapin as vice president of communications

Mississippi Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

Man versus nature at Bonhams Russian Art sale

Verisart and Paddle 8 announce the launch of the P8Pass to bring blockchain certification services to auctions

Cheffins Fine Art Auctioneers employ Asian Art specialist

World auction record achieved for Keith Haring's 'Growing #2' at Bonhams Los Angeles

For Frieze, Jason Jacques Gallery presents ceramic sculpture with Pop and Op Art paintings

A pioneer of colour photography in Europe: Museum Folkwang presents Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri

atelier lachaert dhanis' first solo exhibition with Gallery FUMI opens in London

Antonio Cataldo appointed new Artistic Director at Fotogalleriet

Jordan woos back nervous tourists after years of regional turbulence

Codex and LiveAuctioneers partner in groundbreaking May 12 auction of crypto-theme artwork

Photography collection of advertising legend Paul Arden to be offered at Augustus Brandt Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery opens an exhibition of new works by the emerging artist Jean-Philippe Dordolo

Throckmorton Fine Art opens its first exhibition of works by contemporary French photo-artist William Ropp

The Royal Ontario Museum draws highest attendance numbers in its history

Watching the detectives: the movie sleuths saving silent cinema

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful