Relentless Unfolding: New Plasters and Graphites. The exhibit features new works by Hardinger in two media: sculpture, consisting of free standing objects made from hydrocal and Plaster of Paris, and drawings, consisting of loose graphite forms on paper.
"Relentless Unfolding: New Plasters and Graphites"
Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art (PSCA) announces the opening of Relentless Unfolding: New Plasters and Graphites, a solo show featuring works of sculpture and graphite on paper by Ruth Hardinger. An essay by Dominique Nahas, an independent art critic and curator, accompanies the exhibit.
The exhibit features new works by Hardinger in two media: sculpture, consisting of free standing objects made from hydrocal and Plaster of Paris, and drawings, consisting of loose graphite forms on paper. Teeter for Two, Tripod Table, and Tall Stand #4 combine the elemental forms of balls, bars, rings, and planes to create totems that stand upright, lean sideways, or are even inverted. The graphites, such as 031002RH, sweep across expanses of paper as a gestural accounting for schemes of time, which refer to ancient Mesoamerican calendar systems. Concurrent with the exhibit at PSCA, Hardinger will exhibit in the Centro Cultural de Santo Domingo and Galeria Quetzalli in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Hardinger, born in Iowa, had her first solo show in 1974. The artist regularly exhibited in New York in the 1970s and 1980s and in the 1990s exhibited in various US states, Mexico, and Spain. This will be her first solo show in New York City since 1991. Her work is in many collections, including Chase Manhattan Bank and the Brunnier Gallery and Museum of Iowa State University. She was awarded a Fullbright to create art in Mexico and has received awards to work in the Dominican Republic and Europe. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Art News.
Opening September 25, 6 - 9 PM, thru October 23.
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Following Relentless Unfolding, PSCA will present Linda Cummings in a survey of her acclaimed black and white silver gelatin photographs, opening October 30, 6 - 9 PM, thru November. 23.
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