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GDY ONA - When she Ursula von Rydingsvard

Galerie Lelong & Co.


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GDY ONA - When she Ursula von Rydingsvard

21 novembre 2019 - 11 janvier 2020 Vernissage le jeudi 21 novembre Ă 18:00

November 21, 2019 - January 11, 2020 Opening on Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m

Galerie Lelong & Co.


Depuis plus de quarante ans, Ursula von Rydingsvard développe, souvent à une échelle monumentale, de surprenantes constructions biomorphiques. Placées dans la nature, ces œuvres qui semblent des concrétions naturelles formées par l’érosion ou la sédimentation, respirent et rivalisent avec les arbres et les frondaisons, comme on a pu le voir à Chaumont-sur-Loire. Elles s’insèrent aussi remarquablement dans l’espace urbain ; on se souvient de la présentation de ses sculptures en 2015 au Giardino della Marinessa à Venise. L’artiste travaille principalement le bois de cèdre, au parfum singulier et aux fortes qualités de résistance en extérieur ; elle l’entaille de manière compulsive et le recouvre de graphite. L’exposition présentera également deux bronzes fondus à partir de modèles de bois. Viendront s’y ajouter quelques œuvres sur papier.


For more than 40 years, Ursula von Rydingsvard has developed surprising biomorphic constructions, often on a monumental scale. Placed in nature, these works appear like natural concretions formed by erosion or sedimentation, sentient and rivalling with the surrounding trees and foliage, as we have seen in Chaumont-surLoire. They are also remarkably at home in an urban setting, as seen with the presentation of her sculptures in 2015 at the Giardino della Marinessa in Venice. The artist mostly works with cedar wood, with its unique fragrance and strong weather-resistance; she carves into it in a compulsive manner and covers it with graphite. The exhibition will also present two bronzes cast from wooden moulds. In addition, some works on paper will be shown.

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Malutka II, 2018 Bronze 5 exemplaires + 1 EA ( edition of 5 + 1 AP ) 179 x 135,5 x 94 cm ( 70 x 53 x 37 in )


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Mirage, 2019 Cèdre Cedar 186,5 x 177 x 58,5 cm ( 73 x 69 x 23 in )


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Mr. Nester, 2018 Cèdre, aqua rÊsine, pigment et graphite Cedar, aqua resin, pigment and graphite 249 x 137 x 50 cm ( 98 x 53 x 19 in )


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MAŁA, 2019 Cèdre, graphite Cedar, graphite 181,5 x 106,5 x 73,5 cm ( 71 x 41 x 28 in )


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Before Sleep, 2011 Cèdre, graphite Cedar, graphite 304 x 76 x 91,5 cm ( 119 x 29 x 36 in )


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Kiki’s Hair, 2018 Cèdre Cedar 205,5 x 129,5 x 154 cm ( 80 x 51 x 60 in )


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Norduna II, 2017 Cèdre Cedar 170 x 203 x 15 cm ( 66 x 79 x 5 in )


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Grzebyk IX, 2012 Cèdre et plomb Cedar and lead 76 x 73,5 x 17 cm ( 29 x 28 x 6 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin fait main, soie, dentelle, laine et pigment Handmade linen paper, silk, lace, wool and pigment 76 x 77,5 cm ( 29 x 30 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin fait main, tissus, dentelle, fil et pigment Handmade linen paper, fabric, lace, thread and pigment 78,5 x 78,5 cm ( 31 x 31 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin fait main, tissu, dentelle, fil, pigment et pâte à papier Handmade linen paper, fabric, lace, thread, pigment and paper pulp 77,5 x 77,5 cm ( 30 x 30 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2017 Fil, laine, pigment et papier de lin fait main Thread, wool, pigment and linen handmade paper 66 x 73 cm ( 26 x 29 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin fait main, soie et pigment Handmade linen paper, silk and pigment 67,5 x 78,5 cm ( 26 x 31 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2015 Pigment, tissus, fil, pâte à papier et papier de lin fait main Pigment, fabric, thread, pulp and linen handmade paper 86,5 x 55 cm ( 34 x 21 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2017 Soie, pigment noir, laine et papier de lin fait main Silk, black pigment, wool and handmade linen paper 89 x 56 cm ( 35 x 22 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin fait main, tissus, dentelle, soie, fil et pigment Handmade linen paper, fabric, lace, silk, thread and pigment 101,5 x 53,5 cm ( 39 x 21 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin fait main, lin, dentelle, fil et pigment Handmade linen paper, linen, lace thread and pigment 101,5 x 57 cm ( 39 x 22 in )


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Sans titre ( Untitled ), 2019 Papier de lin, dentelle, tissus, fil, pigment et pâte à papier Handmade linen paper, lace, fabric, thread, pigment and paper pulp 99 x 49,5 cm ( 39 x 19 in )


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À propos de l’artiste

Ursula von Rydingsvard est née en 1942, à Deensen, alors en Allemagne nazie, d’une mère polonaise et d’un père ukrainien, tous deux fermiers. Ils ont connu l’occupation de la Pologne et les traumatismes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa famille émigre ensuite aux Etats-Unis et s’installe à Plainville, dans le Connecticut. Ursula von Rydingsvard est diplômée de l’Université de Miami en 1965 et de l’Université Columbia en 1975. Son travail est visible au Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ; au Storm King Art Center et au Bloomberg Building, à New York ; au Nelson-Atkins, Kansas City ; au Barclays Center de Brooklyn, ainsi que dans les jardins du Musée de Philadelphie. Le Yorkshire Sculpture Park (G.B.) a présenté une rétrospective en 2014. Son œuvre est visible dans une trentaine de musées à travers le monde.

About the artist

Ursula von Rydingsvard was born in 1942 in Deensen, in Nazi Germany, to a Polish mother and a Ukrainian father, both of whom were farmers. They lived through the occupation of Poland and the traumas of the Second World War. Her family then emigrated to the United States and settled in Plainville, Connecticut. Ursula von Rydingsvard holds degrees from the University of Miami, 1965 and the University of Columbia in 1975. Her work can be seen in the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, at the Storm King Art Center and the Bloomberg Building in New York, at the Nelson-Atkins, Kansas City, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and in the gardens of the Museum of Philadelphia. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in Great Britain, presented a retrospective of the artist in 2014. Her work can be found in around 30 museums worldwide.


Expositions personnelles (sĂŠlection) Solo shows (selection) 2019 Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France Philadelphia Museum of Arts, USA National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA 2018 Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA 2017 Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France 2016 The Art Institute of Chicago, USA Princeton University Art Museum, USA 2015 National Academy Museum, New York, USA Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, United Kingdom Giardino della Marinessa, Venise, Italy 2014 Galerie Lelong, New York, USA 2013 Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venise, Italy SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA 2012 Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, USA 2011 Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, USA Sculpture Center, New York, USA 2008 Galerie Lelong, New York, USA Portland Art Museum, USA 2002 Galerie Lelong, Paris, France 43


Collections publiques et commandes Public collections and commissions

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York Baruch College, City University of NY, New York William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut Bloomberg Building, New York Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, California Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Pologne Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio The Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas Crystal Bridges American Art Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida Fisher Landau Center of Art, Long Island City, New York T.F. Green Airport, Providence, Rhode Island High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, New Hampshire Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, New York Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin


Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, New York North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida Oliver Ranch, Geyersville, California Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon Queens Family Courthouse, Queens, New York San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, California San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, New York Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, Royaume-Uni Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

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