ADAA: The Art Show
Lynda Benglis: Sparkle Plenty February 28 – March 4, 2018
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For the ADAA’s The Art Show, Cheim & Read is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Lynda Benglis. The title of the new series, Sparkle Plenty, comes from the name of a character in the Dick Tracy comic strip.


Since the 1960s, Benglis (b. 1941) has been celebrated for the free, ecstatic forms she has poured, thrown and molded in ceramic, latex, polyurethane and bronze. In these new works she turns to handmade paper, which she wraps around a chicken wire armature, often painting the sand-toned surface in bright, metallic colors. Simultaneously playful and visceral, the new works enter into a lively dialogue with Benglis’s previous explorations of materials and form, but with a raw immediacy inherent to the moist strips of paper she uses as their skin. Stretched, crimped and torn into richly organic shapes, the paper becomes both the sculpture’s shell and a repository of the artist’s touch. The sculptures are light and open, with slits and apertures revealing their wire supports. Benglis has said, “I’m drawing with air, and wire, and paper.”


Her work is held in extensive public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


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Lynda Benglis: Defining Post-Minimalism, 1968–1990
Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London
October 5 – 8, 2017
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The New York Times 7/29/16
The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men
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Lynda Benglis & Adam Fuss: Knots and Entrails
The Art Show / Park Avenue Armory
March 7 – 11, 2012
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The Women in Our Life
A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition
June 30 – September 17, 2011
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Abstractions by Gallery Artists
September 24 – October 3, 2009
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The Female Gaze
Women Look at Women
June 25 – September 19, 2009
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Brooklyn Rail 3/08
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Fishman
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I Am As You Will Be
The Skeleton in Art
September 20 – November 3, 2007
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New York Times 7/13/07
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois
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Lynda Benglis Louise Bourgeois Circa 70
June 21 – August 31, 2007
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Lynda Benglis: The Graces
Monique Prieto: New Paintings
September 10 – October 19, 2005
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Lynda Benglis
A Survey: Sculpture 1969 to 2004
February 26 – April 3, 2004
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Bettina Rheims: Chambre Close
Lynda Benglis: Quartered Meteor, 1969
October 15 – November 16, 2002
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Liquid Properties
Artists include: Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Richmond Burton, Adam Fuss, Mary Heilmann, David Hines, Gary Hume, Dona Nelson, Jack Pierson, Pat Steir, Juan Usle
July 6 – August 3, 2001
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Opulent
Artists Include: Lynda Benglis, Richmond Burton, St. Clair Cemin, Beatriz Milhazes, Chris Ofili, Jeff Perrone, Philip Taaffe, and Juan Uslé
June 14 – September 1, 2000
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Lynda Benglis
Wols: Photographs of the 1930s
October 19 – November 13, 1999
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Lynda Benglis
Recent Sculpture and a screening of "Female Sensibility" from 1973
September 12 – October 10, 1998
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Lynda BENGLIS, Adam FUSS, David SALLE, Serge SPITZER
June 5 – July 31, 1997

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