The exhibition will be held in both Thomas Dane galleries with large pours and sculptural works from the 60's, smaller plinth and wall-based works. For the last 40 years, Benglis has continued to pursue her own idiosyncratic path, borrowing liberally from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism. Her parallel and equally radical body of work in video and photography explores gender relations, power structures and artistic identity.
Thomas Dane Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of cult American artist, Lynda Benglis (1941). This major survey—Benglis's first in the UK—has been organised in direct collaboration with her, and we are delighted that she will be in London for the event.
Many of the works in this exhibition were included in a long-overdue retrospective, which was recently organised by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and then travelled to a number of partner museums in Europe and the US.
Benglis broke through the 1960’s New York art scene with works of poured latex and foam in brash colours, and quickly established her position as a renegade challenging the conventions of Minimalism and Pop.
For the last forty years, Benglis has continued to pursue her own idiosyncratic path, borrowing liberally from Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field Painting, Pop Art and Minimalism and inventing a new process within painting and sculpture. Her parallel and equally radical body of work in video and photography explores gender relations, power structures and artistic identity.
Her defiant nature was exemplified by a mythical advertisement in the November 1974’s edition of Artforum, in which she posed naked brandishing a dildo—satirising the machismo of the art world.
Lynda Benglis continues to be hugely influential to a younger generation interested in such various ideas as feminism, performance, process driven art and grappling with the sacrosanct area of painting.
The exhibition will be held in both Thomas Dane galleries, with large pours and sculptural works from the 60’s onward in the new space (No. 3 Duke Street). Smaller plinth and wall-based works will be shown in the original galleries at No. 11.
Image courtesy of the artist.
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Private View 9 February 2012
Thomas Dane Gallery
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Thomas Dane Gallery
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