LYGIA CLARK’S EARLY WORKS AT CHELSEA GALLERY

Lygia Clark Estudo para Planos em superfície modulada (Study for Planes in modulated surface), 1957 Collage, cardboard

Lygia Clark Bicho (maquette), 1960 Aluminum

Lygia Clark Estudo para Planos em superfície modulada (Study for Planes in modulated surface), 1957 Collage, cardboard 7 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (20 x 31 c

 

Lygia Clark, a founding figure of the Brazilian Neo-Concrete movement, is celebrated in a solo exhibition at Luhring Augustine. “Modulated Space” features the artist’s early works, along with her best known pieces, called “Bichos” (Critters). The drawings, paintings and collages on view are experiments that challenge the canvas’ edge and extend the visual field of painting into the physical realm of the viewer. The collages, in particular, show the artist playing with form, plane, line and perspective, which set the stage for “Bichos”, her iconic sculptural pieces made from hinged pieces of metal. While they are too fragile to be touched today, they were originally intended to be manipulated and played with by the viewers.

What: Exhibition “Lygia Clark: Modulated Space”
Where: Luhring Augustine (Manhattan)
When: April 29 – June 17

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