Exhibition: “Gego: Autobiography of a Line” @ Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York City

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“Gego: Autobiography of a Line”, September 10 – October 24, 2015

Dominique Lévy, 909 Madison Avenue New York City

Dominique Lévy is pleased to present Gego: Autobiography of a Line, the first in a pair of exhibitions in New York and London celebrating the legacy of German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt [1912 – 1994]). In Gego’s intricate wire sculpture, line becomes a newly dimensional language with which to describe architectural space and engage the human body. Her practice is defined by radical abstraction, giving deeper narrative to forms both graceful and monstrous.The first gallery exhibition ever organized in collaboration with Fundación Gego, Autobiography of a Line brings together key works from the artist’s oeuvre, lent from several institutions including Fundación de Museos Nacionales, Venezuela, Colección Mercantil, Venezuela, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. The exhibition reunites Gego’s celebrated Chorros for the first time in New York City since their debut at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1971. Also on view will be late sculptures from the artist’s series of Dibujos sin papel (Drawings without Paper); small-scale Bichitos (Creatures); Acuarelas (watercolors) related to the artist’s celebrated Reticulárea series; and works on paper that complicate and question the relationship between drawing and sculpture such as the Tejeduras (Weavings) and other series created during Gego’s long career.

Gego: Autobiography of a Line
Gego,Untitled, 1980, Watercolor on paper
29 15/16 x 22 7/16 inches (76 x 57 cm)
Gego, Dibujo sin papel 86/15,1986, Nylon threads, iron, and metal wire
33 11/16 x 16 1/2 inches (85.5 x 42 cm)
Installation view of Chorros at Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, 1971. Photo: Ana Maria Castillo. © Fundación Gego

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