Beginnings: Sculptors as Draftsmen

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Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, New Actresses Colored Pencil On Paper 10 X 5 In © Courtesy of Nancy Margolis Gallery
Group Show
Beginnings: Sculptors as Draftsmen

523 W. 25th St.
10001 New York
November 29th, 2007 - January 12th, 2008
Opening: November 29th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue-Sat 10-6

• Vesa-Pekka Rannikkko
• Shida Kuo
• Louise Hindsgavl
• Sun Koo Yuh

The Nancy Margolis Gallery will be exhibiting sculptors’ preparatory drawings opening November 29 through January 12. Four artists represented by the Nancy Margolis Gallery, distinctly dissimilar as sculptors, use the common thread of the brush, pen or pencil to inspire the three-dimensional work, which they are known for. Most often kept for personal reference, these artists share the images that inspire them.

Finnish artist Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, on the heels of his September sculpture exhibition, will show the drawings leading to his unique ‘sculpture-paintings.’  Rannikko, a recipient of the Art Award for Nordic painting will exhibit his color and black and white drawings, which relate to his exhibition Specimen.

Artist Shida Kuo, a sculptor exhibited at the Nancy Margolis Gallery will be showing paintings, prints and ceramic plates, which lead to his uniquely formed sculptures. Kuo’s minimal forms, a composition of Eastern traditionalism and Western innovation, are spirited and thoughtful composed in black, white and crimson. Kuo has work in collections throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.

Danish artist Louise Hindsgavl will be showing her mixed media drawings, which inspired her naughty, rambunctious and perverse porcelain sculpture exhibition in March of 2007. Hindsgavl creates a satirical world in which madcap and foolish creatures (partially human, animal or machine) romp. Hindsgavl has work in the Victoria & Albert Museum and several Danish institutions including the Danish Museum of Art and Design.

Yuh, who exhibited with the gallery in February of 2007, creates work inspired by his day-to-day life, musings on themes relating to family and human relationships. Roberta Smith writes, “Yuh…begins his process with wonderful, densely populated ink drawings that mix sumi, calligraphy and cartoon and occasionally make their way into his glazes. The objects could use more of the drawings’ casual cosmopolitanism, but this show is a wonderful start that should startle even Chelsea’s most seasoned denizens from their appointed rounds.”

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