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Lynda Benglis, Figure 2, aluminum, 2009.
Lynda Benglis, Figure 2, aluminum, 2009.
Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York.
Image courtesy of Melissa Christy/ Walla Walla Foundry.

Lynda Benglis

June 25, 2012 - Jan. 27, 2013

The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Figures," four large-scale wall hangings by pioneering American artist Lynda Benglis. These cast aluminum works defy categorization, representing Benglis’ continued interest in blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture and the merging of form and content. At once delicate and robust, these abstract works also evoke the human form and gestures of the body.

Reception: Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.

The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.

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Artist bio

Lynda Benglis

Guggenheim Fellowship
Two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among other commendations

Public collections
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Retrospective: traveled to
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
New Museum, New York, New York
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times on Feb. 17, 2011 of Benglis’ retrospective, "Whether you have been watching Ms. Benglis’ varied career for decades or know her primarily from the latex pieces and her star turn in Artforum, this exhibition pulls together and elaborates her remarkable career in a thrilling way. It proves her work to be at once all over the place and very much of a piece, as well as consistently, irrepressibly ahead of its time. This would seem to be every renegade artist’s dream."