Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture

May 18 – October 31, 1992

  • <i>Ursula von Rydingsvard:Sculpture</i> (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • <em>Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture</em> (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ene Due Rabe, 1990
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, <i>Ene Due Rabe</i>, 1990 (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, <i>For Paul</i>, 1990-92 (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, <i>For Paul</i>, 1990–92 (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, <em>Land Rollers</em>, 1992 (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, <i>Land Rollers</i>, 1992 (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, <i>Land Rollers</i>, 1992 (installation view, 1992)
    Photo by Jerry L. Thompson

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture is the first full-scale museum exhibition of the artist's work. The works included date from the mid-1970s to the present. Von Rydingsvard is known for her large-scale sculptures in cedar. Starting with 4 x 4 inch cedar beams, von Rydingsvard uses saws and tools to mark, hack, and score the wood. She laminates the beams together and often applies a powdered graphite to the surfaces, creating massive, intricately-faceted, and richly colored sculptures of great emotional force and physical presence. Of particular interest to visitors will be the four large-scale sculptures installed out-of-doors, including new works made expressly for the Art Center's landscape.
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For Paul, 1990–92/2001