The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Undertone," a solo exhibition of recent work by the New York-based artist Orly Genger. Genger is renowned for her monumental sculptures composed of intricately hand-knotted and painted rope. A centerpiece of the exhibition is an ambitious, large-scale white rope installation "The Milkman" made from recycled lobster rope and measuring more than 37 feet in length.
The exhibition also showcases two vertically oriented rope sculptures that reference the "stack" sculptures of minimalist artist Donald Judd. Additionally, it features smaller cast sculptures and works on paper that mirror the physicality and textures of the sculptural forms. Viewers will revel in the massive forms realized through intricate and repetitive handwork.
Genger’s most recent rope installation, "Red, Yellow, Blue" (2013), spanned the breadth of New York City’s Madison Square Park, where 50 tons of rope were stacked into massive rising and falling forms. Genger’s work is rooted in traditional crafts of knitting and crochet, but the scale and physical presence of her work have drawn comparisons to Richard Serra and Robert Smithson, celebrated American artists known for vast land art and large-scale sheet metal sculptures.