He came to my basement space and saw I had ideas; he told me I am a real artist. People thought I could be a logician, as it seemed I could argue anything, anytime if I throw out ideas into the space through art. On a late July morning, as she prepared to travel to Palo Alto, Benglis sat down to answer T’s Artist’s Questionnaire. I have many artist friends here in New Mexico. Monprint 1a. She was first recognized for her poured latex and foam works, pieces that were perfectly timed retorts to the male dominated fusion of painting and … She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among others. Now, at 77, Benglis is more prolific than ever: After her show at Pace, she will open the exhibition “In the Realm of Senses” at the Museum of Cycladic Art in November, with 30 works selected by the art historian David Anfam, and next May, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas will hold a major solo exhibition dedicated to her groundbreaking work in sculpture. The long sculptural limbs also reference the figure, while their interlacing creates a distinct interior and exterior, and often, a recognizable knob-like form. Otherwise, I have no reason to work again. The artist casts many of her sculptures at a foundry in Walla Walla, Wash., after creating the forms in her studio. What is your day like? I go out on the porch to feed the birds and watch them play or fight over the seeds. See more ideas about process art, art, sculpture art. Not at my studio, but I have a wonderful African carved wood ram. Biography of Lynda Benglis Childhood. What’s the first piece of art you ever made? Carl Andre asked to visit my studio after a night at Max’s Kansas City. Driven by an inventive and interrogative approach to both the physical and aesthetic properties of her… Lynda Benglis is an American artist best known for her forms created in wax, latex, metal, and foam, which expertly meld the artistic practices of painting with sculpture. Benglis’ work is noted for an unusual blend of … Throughout her career, Benglis has made a concerted effort to push against any definition and to resist categorisation. I used to listen to John Mayall while making the poured sculptures. Her studio, a cluster of small earth-toned adobe structures connected by a network of flagstone paths, which she has occupied since 1997, offers sweeping views of the high desert and the space to create dramatic large-scale works, such as her recent sculpture “Elephant: First Foot Forward” (2018), a ragged five-foot-wide knot of white bronze that resembles a torn tire. Color Echoes, 2000. A pioneer of free-form sculpture, she radically pushed the medium in the late 1960s with her metaphorical and biomorphic abstract works. The eldest of five children, Lynda Benglis was born into a Greek-American family and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her work is the subject of forthcoming exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2020–21) and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2021). Since the 1990s, Benglis has traveled between her main home in East Hampton, N.Y., and Santa Fe, N.M., where she fell in love with the natural landscape. Her radical experiments with materials, engendered in style and form, must be reconsidered today as not only provocative but thoroughly transformative. Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, exhibited Now (1973) and archived an essay dedicated to Benglis … 2015 Lynda Benglis, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom. Actually, I was thinking today how important milk is for me — I drink it every day although I know most people don’t. Lozenge-shaped wax paintings are juxtaposed with the colorful latex and polyurethane pours for which Benglis became known at Cheim & Read on East 67th Street. Her first color tape, Now features Lynda Benglis experimenting with the effect of unnatural color, turning up the levels until the colors are high and artificial—in turn diffusing the idea of video as an impartial or "direct" medium. Having no proper heat led to my wax works, because I would need a heat source to melt the material. Recently, she recalled how her childhood trips from her hometown, Lake Charles, La., to the rocky Greek island of Kastellorizo, where her paternal grandparents once lived, informed her fascination with rugged textures, while she attributed her keen understanding of color, seen in works such as the hot-pink crystalline cast-polyurethane wall sculpture “Swinburne Figure I” (2009) and the shimmering multicolor paper-and-wire sculpture “Flag Twister” (2017), to watching birds as a girl with her grandfather in Mississippi. The gold piece that’s here, Ghost Dance/Pedmarks, done in 1998, is a piece that I began working actually as a form in clay, a kind of torso form, and I thought of the torso itself as a very classical feminine and male form, a figure.The figure often even came off the ground or off the wall. Monoprint 1. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. DACS, London/VAGA, New York. Have you assisted other artists before? Lynda Benglis: Primary Structures (Paula’s Props), PRAXIS at Bergen Assembly 2016, KODE Art Museums of Bergen, Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway. What’s your favorite artwork (by someone else)? One of the classes I enjoyed the most at school was logic. Made in a similar process, although preceding the knots, its rigid form was never twisted. Ortuzar Viewing Room, 23 East 67th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10065, 9 White Street New York NY 10013 Tel +1 212‑257‑0033 info@ortuzarprojects.com. Photograph: Henry Groskinsky/Lynda Benglis. The artist’s coming exhibition at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto, Calif., which will open on August 21, includes work from four decades of her career, ranging from the curving tubular “sparkle paper” sculptures she has produced since 2013 — brightly colored totems created from handmade paper draped around amorphous chicken-wire forms — to “Eat Meat,” a fleshy human-size blob of poured-polyurethane foam that Benglis first fashioned in 1969 and recast in aluminum in 2012. The Copts used encaustic painting recipes to paint caskets, which inspired me to make my own hot wax paint to achieve plasticity and transparency. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) is recognised for an oeuvre that has consistently challenged art-historical and technical conventions while treading new and experimental ground. Seated in her studio amid a sea of wooden sawhorses, Benglis meandered between decades and movements during our interview. Cheim & Read, 23 East 67th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10065 Ver más ideas sobre escultura, artistas, estudios de artistas. My beginning studio was heaven, an East Village basement with no heat. “My whole history is reflected in my work,” she explained, as we discussed her career, starting with her signature poured-latex floor pieces in the 1960s and ’70s, with which she redefined the then predominantly male world of sculpture, and touching on one of her most subversive works: her groundbreaking Artforum ad. 34 x 13.5 inches. You don’t have to eat; you can just look at them! Lydia Benglis, Merak, Sinc and Copper, 1990 and Ghost Dance, Bronze and gold leaf, 1992 Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941) is an American sculptor known for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures. 1941) is an American artist best known for her sculptures and large public projects.Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Benglis has created and exhibited artwork in museums and art galleries since the early 1960s. ... Site Design By M Studio-+ Pouring material directly onto the floor of a studio, gallery, or exhibition space, Benglis channels the artistic process of Jackson Pollock. Lynda Benglis Kutumb, 1982 Bronze wire, plaster, gesso, oil based sizing and gold leaf 15 x 23 x 12 in. What music do you play when you’re making art? She maintains residences in New York City, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kastellorizo, Greece, and Ahmedabad, India. Lynda Benglis is a Post-Minimalist, feminist artist, and pioneer of contemporary art. I wasn’t comfortable in the beginning. 'In the Realm of the Senses', her exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece, commissioned by … Each begins from a tube of wire screen, cotton bunting, and gesso that is looped around itself and tied; actions which register a bodily gesture, coded in a precise configuration. Courtesy the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. I remember the expression on his face when I told him I sold it, which was the same expression he made when I showed him images of my Artforum ad piece with a dildo in 1974. Sparkle and metallized knot sculptures, including the multi-part installation North, South, East, West, 1976 – last shown in New York at a 1981 Whitney Museum exhibition – are on view at Ortuzar Projects on White Street in Tribeca. The artist Lynda Benglis photographed at her studio outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. My day starts with looking at the New Mexico sky and the trees I plant in my studio’s garden. Her father ran a business selling building materials, an early influence on her work: "I'm a real fan of surfaces. By exploring the circuitous relationship between the … “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” at the Louvre impresses me every time I see it. Now. Lynda Benglis, Tu-Lip, 1967, Purified and pigmented beeswax, damar resin, and gesso on masonite and wood, 30 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches. View Lynda Benglis’s 344 artworks on artnet. Dec 25, 2015 - Explore August Davis's board "Lynda Benglis", followed by 730 people on Pinterest. Recent solo presentations include Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, presented by NEON (2019–20); Face Off, Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker (2018); Lynda Benglis, The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire (2015); and Lynda Benglis, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Le Consortium, Dijon, RISD Museum, Providence, the New Museum, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2009–11). Mixografía® print handcolored by the artist. Benglis (b. in 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) was the first artist to make sculptures out of paint, removing the barrier between traditional painting and sculpting. Lynda Benglis moved to New York at the apex of Minimalism in the 1960s. LYNDA BENGLIS (b.1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) lives and works in New York and Santa Fe. With four components seemingly designated for the cardinal directions, North, South, East, West, 1976 explodes ecstatically across the wall in a choreographic phrase liberated from the grid. If there is something I don’t like about myself, I’d try to change that — but one thing I could be accused of is that I don’t listen enough [laughs]. Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941) is an American sculptor and visual artist known especially for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures. Xavier Hufkens is delighted to present American artist Lynda Benglis’ (b. I should add that I consider anywhere I create my studio. For more than fifty years, Benglis has been at the forefront of post-Minimalist invention alongside peers Louise Bourgeois, Richard Serra, Eva Hesse, and Bruce Nauman. Also on view is Untitled (Totem), 1972, a slender sculpture with a glittered surface that stretches over eight feet. This is the case of Lynda Benglis, an artist who found new methods to create beautiful sculptures and who made a strong statement as a feminist in art history. Benglis describes her interest in the Indian landscape and culture and why she enjoys spending time with the Sarabhai family. For over six decades, Benglis has consistently challenged artistic conventions to produce an oeuvre that is unrivalled in its … Her mother was the daughter of a preacher from Mississippi. 1941) first solo presentation with the gallery. Together, these key bodies of work bear out Benglis’s formidable influence on contemporary sculpture. Another important object was a mask my dad had brought from Chicago. 2014 Lynda Benglis, Cheim & Read, New York. How do you know when you land on a plane? Art is about tricks of illusion and space. My dad used to make kites out of newspaper and I thought about doing the same for a mobile. I had a collection of Sol’s drawings, until somebody I had let stay at my apartment for $75 stole them! A book of recipes called “Barefoot in Paris.” I like looking at cooking photos for entertainment. During the heyday of Minimalism in 1974, Benglis placed a highly controversial ad in the magazine, after the editors there had refused to illustrate an interview with her using a nude self-portrait. Memory is as important to the work of Lynda Benglis as any of her artistic materials, including the globular polyurethane foam and wax for which she is perhaps best known. My garden. Her unique poured latex floor pieces redefined the predominantly male world of sculpture and abstraction. Now, She’s at Her Most Prolific. Benglis and Cleo with a series of the artist’s paper and wire wall sculptures. LYNDA BENGLIS: EARLY WORK 1967–1979 October 8–December 3, 2020. Benglis named some knots after the U.S. military phonetic alphabet – Alpha I, 1973–74, Bravo, 1973-74, Charlie, 1973 – and others after letters in the Greek alphabet, which a few also visually recall. A pioneer of free-form sculpture who radically pushed the medium in the late ’60s, she fills her biomorphic abstract works with the textures, sounds and images of the past. Lynda Benglis was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1941 and graduated from Newcomb College with a BFA in 1964. Sparkle knots – including Eta, 1972 – are superficially treated with glitter and acrylic paint, invoking the flamboyant effect of masquerade. Currently she lives and works between New York, Santa Fe, Greece, and India. Sign up here.]. The two-page advertisement, which shows Benglis naked but for a pair of cat-eye sunglasses and clutching a latex dildo toward her crotch, is now considered an important artwork in its own right and a comment on the sexist gender stereotyping of art and images shown in the media. After earning a BFA from Newcomb College in 1964, Benglis moved to New York, where she lives and works today. 1973 | 11 min Directed by Lynda Benglis Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (vdb.org). ­This exhibition is her eleventh with Cheim & Read, and her first with Ortuzar Projects. Ortuzar Projects and Cheim & Read are pleased to present Lynda Benglis: Early Work 1967-1979. I don’t consider any of them bad, because a studio is what you build with what is available. Jun 14, 2014 - Explore Debbie Michaels's board "Lynda Benglis" on Pinterest. Lynda Benglis, Pink Lady (For Asha), 2013. I am not interested in going backward, so I wait for new ideas to appear. Ortuzar Projects and Cheim & Read are pleased to present Lynda Benglis: Early Work 1967-1979.Across three spaces in uptown and downtown Manhattan, this major exhibition includes significant work from the artist’s first decade in the city that proved crucial to the development of her practice. After spending time with my miniature dachshund, Cleo, I make coffee. My mind is always working with ideas but sometimes they pop and quickly disappear. Lynda Benglis (b.1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) lives and works in New York, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8–December 3, 2020. The series was the subject of a solo show at The Clocktower in New York (1973–74), where they were lit by a string of flashing colored lights. Photo: Timothy Doyon, Courtesy of Ortuzar Projects, LYNDA BENGLIS: EARLY WORK 1967–1979 Cast pigmented polyurethane , 95 x 30 x 27 in (241.3 x 76.2 x 68.5 cm). I found a secondhand plug-in heater and bought some Elmer’s glue and clamps. The artist Lynda Benglis photographed at her studio outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.Credit...Dustin Aksland. Her highly liquid process often yields beautiful yet shocking results which, as art historian and critic Julia Bryan-Wilson writes, refuse “to be constrained by conventional codes around the ostensibly discrete genres of painting and sculpture.” This joint exhibition marks the first survey of Benglis’s early work in New York since her mid-career retrospective (2009–11), which traveled to the New Museum. 18-dic-2014 - Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is an American sculptor and visual artist. The lozenges, of medium size, are … Last month, for example, I had a spark of an idea for which I am still in the waiting process. This technique playfully fused organic form and industrial processes in direct opposition to the hard-edged objects of minimalism. Although Lynda Benglis: Water Sources (Storm King Art Center, May 16–November 8, 2015) centered around a selection of her fountains, all of the featured works highlighted the notion of fluidity, with its implicit sense of ebb and flow, a dynamic that applies as much to cultural epochs as to the natural world. If you have windows, what do they look out on? An urge to make things has always been evident. Mixografía® print handcolored by the artist. Lynda Benglis (b. Lynda Benglis made several video pieces in the 1970s, when she was working at the University of Rochester and could use the school's equipment. Produced between 2013 and 2018, Lynda Benglis’s wall sculptures are made from handmade paper that the artist … The artist has spent much of the past year in New Mexico finding inspiration for her coming show at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto, Calif. A series of Benglis’s shimmery paper and chickenwire sculptures line the wall of her workspace. Various works are shown in Benglis’s studio on the property including The Manu (2008) which she created by manipulating a beeswax mixture and then making stainless steel casts of the resulting forms. I grew up listening to Greek music with my grandmother, as well as Johnny Cash, which I still think about. Yet it cannot be said that the work is entirely inchoate or formless. The pioneering artist, who came to attention with her poured-latex floor works, is still pushing the limits of her medium. If so, who? This interview has been condensed and edited. No, but Ron Gorchov and I assisted each other and had important artistic exchange. What’s the weirdest object in your studio? Benglis later began to finish her knot sculptures in aerosolized metals including zinc, tin, steel, and copper. When I was a child, I found some strings and sticks to make a mobile, which I had never seen in real life. It was a black-and-white painting sold to a collector from Washington state for around $400. [Coming soon: the T List newsletter, a weekly roundup of what T Magazine editors are noticing and coveting. Her work is in the permanent collections of public institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Tate, London. I pounded it with clay and allowed my fingers to … What’s the first work you ever sold? Benglis sits with her miniature dachshund, Cleo, outside her studio. What’s your work schedule? “Lynda Benglis” is on view from August 21 through October 23, 2019, at Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, Calif. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Each piece in the show is laced with memory. Is there a meal you eat on repeat when you’re working? I have to wait until the idea crystallizes again before I go back to working. Also, Sol LeWitt had introduced me to Dorothy and Herb Vogel, who collected my work early on. “Lynda Benglis” is on view from August 21 through October 23, 2019, at Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, Calif. Lynda Benglis Redefined Sculpture in the ’60s. Lynda Benglis is an American artist best known for her use of poured sculptural forms made from wax, latex, metal, and foam. Using brightly colored polyurethane foam and incorporating wide-ranging influences, such as Abstract Expressionism, Process Art, Minimalism, Feminist art, geological forms, and ceremonial totems, Benglis developed her instantly recognizable sculptural language of undulating, oozing biomorphic forms. Installation view, Lynda Benglis, Eric N. Mack, Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, September 8 – October 10, 2020. Rainbow-colored droplets of hardened wax and latex speckle the studio’s work surfaces. She maintains residences in New York City, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kastellorizo, Greece, and Ahmedabad, India. Shown alongside collected ephemera from the era is Smile, 1974, a bronze cast of the double-headed dildo that Benglis brandished in her Artforum ad that year, notoriously defying conventions of gender, propriety and genre. Cast pigmented polyurethane , 95 x 30 x 27 in (241.3 x 76.2 x 68.5 cm). Even back then, I was interested in making objects that move in space. Benglis has fitted her adobe workspace with large wooden doors that she imported from a former convent in her home state, Louisiana. Inquire; Color Exhoes, 2000. Her work is the subject of a forthcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2020-2021) and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2021). Lynda Benglis is an artist based in New York, USA, East Hampton, USA, Santa Fe, USA, Walla Walla, USA, Ahmedabad, India, and Kastellorizo, Greece. See more ideas about art, process art, artist. Benglis developed knot sculptures in the early 1970s. “Or break them.” She spoke to Studio International at the opening of her exhibition. For how much? “I think artists create their own rules,” she says. Lynda Benglis. Later, I sold it for $50 because I needed money to leave New Orleans. The artist Lynda Benglis photographed at her studio outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lynda Benglis, who has challenged the art establishment for decades, remains in the avant-garde. Lynda Benglis (b. Lynda Benglis: Water Sources, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York. A retrospective of her work is being shown … Across three spaces in uptown and downtown Manhattan, this major exhibition includes significant work from the artist’s first decade in the city that proved crucial to the development of her practice. Benglis starts each day in New Mexico by watching the sky and feeding the birds around her studio. The Bonn section—curated by Cotton, head of Artistic Programmes and Content at Mudam, Luxembourg—includes work by Lynda Benglis, Judith Bernstein, Alexandra Bircken, Patricia L. Boyd, Jana Euler, Hal Fischer, Eunice Golden, Richard Hawkins, Jenny Holzer, Hudinilson Jr., Allison Katz, Mahmoud Khaled, Hilary Lloyd, Sarah Lucas, Robert Morris, D’Ette Nogle, Puppies … When did you first feel comfortable saying you’re a professional artist? Ortuzar Projects, 9 White Street, New York, New York 10013 Inspired by the ‘shocking colours’ of Chinatown … Benglis at work in 1969. A former landlord had convinced me to move from an 11th Street unit to another one in a nine floor walk-up, with an offer of a basement space with an additional top floor, which nobody wanted. How many hours of creative work do you think you do in a day? It’s just obvious. Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941) is an American sculptor and visual artist known especially for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures. One floor above, at the Ortuzar viewing room, is a selection of gilded wall sculptures inspired by the caryatids from the porch of the Erechtheion at the Acropolis in Athens. Memory is as important to the work of Lynda Benglis as any of her artistic materials, including the globular polyurethane foam and wax for which she is perhaps best known. Now is the most well-known of these works, and made a significant impact on the field of video art and critical theory. LYNDA BENGLIS: My name is Lynda Benglis. 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