Betty Woodman / Sol LeWitt
Opening reception: Saturday June 25 from 4- 7:30 PM
Exhibition dates: June 25 – August 14, 2016
James Barron Art presents works by Betty Woodman. Woodman began working with clay in the 1950s. Almost 70 years later, she is still expanding the vocabulary of ceramics as sculpture. Her sculptures have movement, transitioning in shape and color, from side to side and exterior to interior. They have no front or back. As one moves around the work, the shapes continue to morph, and it is this vitality in her work that has brought her worldwide recognition.
Woodman’s art draws from the rich artistic heritage of Italy. Her work incorporates a wide range of allusions, from Rome’s Baroque church facades to the antique vessels of Sicily to ancient Roman domestic wall paintings. Woodman’s art eludes expectation.
“Our exhibition explores two great American artists, Sol LeWitt and Betty Woodman,” says James Barron. “Both artists chose to divide their time between the US and Italy. We are thrilled that Betty Woodman has selected two ceramic floor standing sculptures to be installed in proximity to Sol LeWitt’s magnificent Wall Drawing #701. It is an extraordinary opportunity to see their work together.”
Woodman’s museum retrospectives include: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (2006), The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2016). Her work is included in more than fiftypermanent collections including MoMA, NY, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11- 5
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