Works by Lynda Benglis, Spanning 40 Years of Creative Output, on View in Rhode Island


PROVIDENCE, RI.- American sculptor Lynda Benglis (b. 1941) has defied prevailing views on the nature and function of art for more than 40 years. The exhibition Lynda Benglis, at The RISD Museum is composed of more than 50 works that represent the breadth of her remarkable output, dating from the 1960s through today. The RISD Museum is the first of only two North American venues for this major survey show. Benglis’s best-known works question the rigors of Modernism and Minimalism by merging material, form, and content; bringing color back into sculpture; and taking painting off the wall. These works include her richly layered wax paintings and poured latex and polyurethane foam sculptures of the late 1960s and early ’70s; innovative videos, installations, and “knots” from the 1970s; metalized, pleated wall pieces of the 1980s and ’90s; and pieces in