In Memorium, 1930 - 2017
April 21, 2017
Richard Gray Gallery is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Magdalena Abakanowicz. The renowned Polish artist, whose fiber, stone, wood and metal sculptures reflect the extremes of the human experience in the 20th century, died Friday April 21, 2017. She was 86 years old.
Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, The Ringling Museum of Art
June 17 - September 11, 2016
Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art––organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts––explores the relationship between mind, body and spirit through a range of artistic production.
Magdalena Abakanowicz: Mutations, Richard Gray Gallery
April 29 - July 1, 2016
Magdalena Abakanowicz: Mutations at Richard Gray Gallery Chicago explores sculptures in bronze and burlap spanning 1980 through 2014. The exhibition runs April 29 through July 1, 2016.
Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, Frist Center for the Visual Arts
October 30, 2015 - February 14, 2016
Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is the third in a series of exhibitions about the human body organized by Frist Chief Curator Mark Scala. With work by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Christian Boltanski, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Sally Mann, Shirin Neshat, Gerhard Richter and Doris Salcedo.
Art_Textile, The Whitworth
October 10, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Magdalena Abakanowicz's sculpture Abakan Rouge III from 1970-71 is featured in the Whitworth's exhibition Art_Textile, which explores craft, value and the handmade in the digital age. Through January 31, 2016.
Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
April 12 - August 2, 2015
Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz presents an installation of 110 burlap figures in the exhibition Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual, held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. The exhibition is organized by Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art and Sigifredo di Canossa in collaboration with Fondazione Giorgio Cini, and it is curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual runs from April 12 through August 2, 2015.
The Group of Ten acquired by Davidson College
March 29, 2012
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s The Group of Ten by Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. The commissioned artwork consists of ten figures, cast in bronze and slightly smaller than life size--a rare scale in the artist’s body of work. The Group of Ten continues the artist’s creation of anonymous, strong, defiant figures, which confront viewers without apology or explanation. Abakanowicz’s use of found burlap cloth in her first sculptures remains present as a shadow of texture on the rich, heavy bronze, a material rendering the figures as powerful forces of universal human kind.