07 May 2018
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
Fabric Workshop and Museum
Reviewed by Jan Castro
The soft, curving sides of Ocean Voices, the tipsy, rippling Ocean Floor, and a few delicate silk and paper-pulp works express Ursula von Rydingsvard's gentler side, as her mega-ton cedar shapes fill three floors at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
"The Contour of Feeling" invites viewers to take in Zakopane, a 138-inch high, wall-sized, roughly hewn symphony of cedar bins. Echo and Sunken Shadow, individualized male and female shovels over twelve feet high, could be side-by-side vertical coffin lids. The male has a larger frame and square shoulders in contrast to the female's slouch and footprints on its surface.
In PODERWAC (tearing apart), blue tape maps the body of a giant leather jacket, sewn from 150 vintage ones, as its armless sleeves trail on the ground. Cos and Krypta I, larger-than-human cedar sculptures with deep grooves and sharp ridges, express wounds, anger, and collective sorrow. This retrospective captures both protective spirits and phantoms of angst.
|Exhibition||Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling link|
|Start date||27 Apr 2018|
|End date||26 Aug 2018 (in 41 days)|
|Presenter||Fabric Workshop and Museum link|
|Venue||1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA map|
|Image||Ursula von Rydingsvard, Zakopane, 1987, cedar, paint, 11.5 x 22 x 3 feet, courtesy of Ursula von Rydingsvard and Galerie Lelong & Co., New York|
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