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Lynda Benglis

°1941, Lake Charles (US) - lives and works in New York (US), Ahmedabad (IN) and Kastelorizo (GR)

Lynda Benglis was first recognized in the late sixties with her poured latex and foam works. Benglis’s work created a perfectly timed retort to the male dominated fusion of painting and sculpture with the advent of Process Art and Minimalism. Known for her exploration of metaphorical and biomorphic shapes, she is deeply concerned with the physicality of form and how it affects the viewer, using a wide range of materials to render dynamic impressions of mass and surface: soft becomes hard, hard becomes soft and gestures are frozen.

Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times on February 17, 2011 of Benglis’s retrospective, “Whether you have been watching Ms. Benglis’s varied career for decades or know her primarily from the latex pieces and her star turn in Artforum, this exhibition pulls together and elaborates her remarkable career in a thrilling way. It proves her work to be at once all over the place and very much of a piece, as well as consistently, irrepressibly ahead of its time. This would seem to be every renegade artist’s dream.”

(courtesy of Cheim & Reid)

Lynda Benglis has had numerous solo exhibitions at venues such as Aspen Art Museum; The Hepworth Wakefield; MOCA, Los Angeles; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Le Consortium, Dijon; and New Museum, New York. Her work is part of extensive public collections including: Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; MoMA, New York; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Lynda Benglis is represented by the following galleries;
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Cheim & Reid, New York  

Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin  

Thomas Dane Gallery, London