Ursula von Rydingsvard Galerie Lelong & Co.
Ursula von RydingsvardGalerie Lelong & Co.
Installation view, Ursula von Rydingsvard: LUBA, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, October 22 - December 17, 2022.




Celebrated for her monumental sculptures in outdoor and indoor spaces, Ursula von Rydingsvard rigorously innovates her visual language in movement and intensity, her practice—that now numbers more than five decades—is suffused with a rich synthesis of form and emotion.



Galerie Lelong & Co., New York is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Ursula von Rydingsvard, presenting new sculptures and drawings by the artist. The gallery’s exhibition follows a tour de force in Poland; a major retrospective to three museums that marked von Rydingsvard’s homecoming. The artist was born to a Polish-Ukrainian family that was deported for forced labor in Germany during World War II and emigrated to the U.S. after.


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Installation view, Ursula von Rydingsvard: LUBA, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, October 22 - December 17, 2022.




“The transitions claim a kind of movement, and I have the privilege of detouring these movements, making some larger than others. The movements for which I have an infinite amount of admiration are those on the surface of the ocean; for all of the world’s ocean surface, no one wave is like any other.”

- Ursula von Rydingsvard




Ursula von Rydingsvard, INTO HER OWN (2019), documentary trailer



Von Rydingsvard’s bold assertion in commandeering any available space is similarly expressed in her drawings which has evolved to become a large part of her practice over the past two years. As von Rydingsvard never drafts her sculptures on paper before carving them on wood, these rarely exhibited works rendered in charcoal and graphite on paper stand alone as a refulgent imprint of the artist’s expanding curiosity; a raw wonderment that recalls the artist’s roots in Post-Minimalism.



Ursula von Rydingsvard, Untitled, 2022.
Signed and dated verso.
Charcoal and graphite on paper,
22 1/2 x 30 1/8 in (57.1 x 76.5 cm).
Framed: 25 3/4 x 33 1/4 x 1 3/4 in (65.4 x 84.3 x 4.4 cm). (GL15715)








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