Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016 @ Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel

March 13 - September 4, 2016

Among the many art works in this important exhibition, co-curated by Paul Schimmel and Jenni Sorkin, we were entranced by the delicate wire sculptures of German-born Venezuelan artist Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt, also known as Gego.  She made her most popular works in the 1960s and 70s, including the work shown here, entitled "Horizontal Square Reticularia 71/10” from 1971. Originally trained as an architect and engineer, Gega, in the early 1940s, opened a furniture design studio in Venezuela with her husband, urban planner Ernst Gunz. In the 1950s, she turned to watercolors, printmaking, and collages, developing the ephemeral kinetic sculptures for which she is now famous.  We were unfamiliar with her stunning work, so experiencing her netlike compositions with line and space for the first time was a real treat. If you haven’t seen Gega’s work before, go see the show before it closes on September 4, 2016.

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