Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sculpture in New York

In late January, 2011, I traveled to New York to attend the preview party and celebration for the exhibition Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009 at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, near P.S. 1. This show runs through March 28, and the will appear at deCordova as our major summer sculpture exhibition, May 28 – August 28. I was especially eager to see Ursula’s newest work, Elegantka, an illuminated outdoor resin sculpture. Elegantka was commissioned by an anonymous deCordova patron especially for inclusion in Ursula’s retrospective. It will travel with the show to deCordova (where it will be installed on our Roof Terrace), and then to the Museum of Contemporary Art Clevelandand the Frost Art Museum in Miami. In late 2012, Elegantka will return to deCordova as part of our Permanent Collection.

Elegantka, Ursula von Rydingsvard

Here’s a link to the New York Times review of the exhibition:

While in New York I also took in several sculpture shows in Chelsea: Mika Tajima at Elizabeth Dee, Patrick Hill at Bortolami, Tony Smith at Matthew Marks, Tony Feher at Pace, Cornelia Parker at D’Amelio Terras, Ghada Amer at Cheim and Read, and a large group show at Marlborough Chelsea (including Ursula!).

Nick Capasso
Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs