An Interview With Lynda Benglis, ‘Heir To Pollock,’ on Process, Travel and Not …

At 73, Lynda Benglis is one of America’s most significant living artists.

She came of age in the male-dominated New York art scene of Warhol, LeWitt and Newman, transposing the vocabulary of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism into sculptural works that oozed, dripped and twisted with the fullness of a body. Polyurethane pours like Night Sherbert A (1968) read like a kaleidoscopic, legato reimagining of Jackson Pollock’s famous drip technique. Quartered Meteor (1975) suggests Sol LeWitt’s wall grids melted into a gooey heap. But, to view her work principally as a reaction to the dominant art paradigms belies its own internal richness.

She consistently plays with form and materiality; Quartered Meteor emerged from piled layers of foam that were subsequently cast in lead, the final piece charged with this disjuncture between the heaviness of the metal and the lightness

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