Renowned artist Lynda Benglis has come to Dallas to exhibit her works throughout the Nasher Sculpture Center according to a Dallas Morning News article from July 5. They say,
“Lynda Benglis, grande dame of postwar American art, is one of the most important artists working today, with a career that spans over five decades.
She was in Dallas recently to install and introduce a new exhibition, simply titled “Lynda Benglis,” at the Nasher Sculpture Center. It’s a presentation of three distinct bodies of work placed throughout the venue.
“Lynda Benglis” continues through Sept. 18 at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas. Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for educators and students, free for children under 12.”
The 80 year old artist started her work in New Orleans and eventually made it to New York where her career took of as her philosophy became prominent in her pieces according to an Ocula article which reports,
“Born and raised in Louisiana, Benglis, 80 this year, was always fascinated by ‘how things became material’, from building treehouses—recalling the pile of cast phosphorescent polyurethane slabs over stainless steel scaffolding, Hills and Clouds (2014)—to baking cakes. ‘For me, everything was plastic. Mutable.
She trained at Newcomb College in New Orleans, and moved to New York in 1964, working at a gallery and enrolling at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.
‘I wanted to know those artists who were part of what I considered art history,’ she recalled. Among them, minimalist colourfield painter Helen Frankenthaler, postminimalist sculptor Eva Hesse, hard-edge painter Bridget Riley, and the usual suspects: Judd, LeWitt, Rauschenberg, and Warhol.
The artist developed her signature ‘Fallen Paintings’ in the late 1960s—brightly pigmented latex rubber poured on the floor to create three-dimensional paintings once the liquid solidifies—followed by the globular ‘Pours’ in the 1970s, Day-Glo pileups of pigmented polyurethane foam that the artist would later cast.”
Lynda Benglis is not just any ordinary painter as she is also a solid feminist and iconoclast both of which are quite relevant in her works.