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Lynda Benglis, Hills and Clouds, 2014, Cast polyurethane with phosphorescence and stainless steel, 10'2" x 18'1" x 18'3" (309.9 x 551.2 x 556.3 cm), Courtesy the artist and Cheim & Read, New York; Image courtesy Storm King Art Center © Lynda Benglis,

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Storm King to Honor Lynda Benglis

Storm King Art Center in Cornwall, NY, will honor Lynda Benglis and Nancy A. Nasher at their annual fall Gala on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. In addition, Marc Glimcher and Fairfax Dorn, Arne and Milly Glimcher, and Pace artist Joel Shapiro will serve as honorary chairs of the fundraising gala.

In 2015, Storm King mounted an exhibition of Benglis's work entitled Water Sources, the first exhibition dedicated to the her large-scale outdoor fountain works, which she had been developing since the early 1980s. More broadly, this presentation took as its point of departure the interest in water and landscape that Benglis has explored throughout the last thirty years of her career.

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Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis lives and works in New York; Santa Fe; Kastellorizo, Greece; and Ahmedabad, India. First recognized in the late 1960s for her poured latex and foam works, Benglis created work that was a perfectly timed retort to the male-dominated fusion of painting and sculpture with the advent of Process Art and Minimalism. Known for her exploration of metaphorical and biomorphic shapes, she is deeply concerned with the physicality of form and how it affects the viewer, using a wide range of materials to render dynamic impressions of mass and surface: soft becomes hard, hard becomes soft, and gestures are frozen.

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News — Storm King to Honor Lynda Benglis, Aug 18, 2019