Solo Exhibition

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© Courtesy of the artist & The Nancy Margolis Gallery
Solo Exhibition

523 W. 25th St.
10001 New York
October 16th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015
Opening: October 16th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue-Sat 10-6
modern, traditional, sculpture, installation, conceptual


Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce Swedish sculptor Eva Hild’s fourth exhibition opens on October 16, 2014 with a new exciting series of white and dark clay sculptures. Nancy Margolis Gallery discovered this talented young artist’s work at an International Ceramic Symposium in Oslo, Norway, in 2002. Hild’s first introduction to an American audience followed swiftly with an invitation by the gallery to exhibit her work in 2005.

In these last nine years much transpired as Hild developed technically, and visually the ethereal, elegant white sculptures introduced at the first two exhibits at Nancy Margolis Gallery. This work continued to evolve as well as challenge the imagination as to how it was possible to construct these amazing complex gems handbuilding with soft stoneware coils, an early traditional clay technique.

By HIld’s third exhibit in 2010 it was evident her vision, virtuosity, and direction had expanded. The clay forms were larger, a dark surface coloration was introduced, along with large scale metal sculpture cast in aluminum. Working in metal launched a whole new area of opportunity, for it was now possible to make monumental forms for outdoor public spaces. Today Hild’s sculpture is installed in parks, or complements important buildings as in the commission of the 20’ x 23’ aluminum sculpture to be situated at the Concert / Congress Hall in Malmo, Sweden.

The current exhibition includes a new generation of dark sculptures to be exhibited for the first time, and white sculptures reminiscent of her earlier forms, flowing, open, airy, etherial with a distinctive emphsis on the interior and exterior form. The inspiration and impetus for all of the work Hild describes as coming from an inner swirl of feelings some dark, some conflicted, and powerful that she finds a way to translate into a mix of calm beauty, arresting and forcefull. Today clay and metal share equal importance in her practise, the clay encourages a more intimate connection, the metal, a grander expression that reveals an impressive monumental spirit.

EVA HILD, Sweden, creates ethereal, flowing ceramic sculptures, for which she is well known. Interested in the dualism between negative and positive space, explorations of air, light, and movement are central to her works. Hild received her MFA from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, namely the Visual Art Fund grant, Special Prize at the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea, and the Sten A. Olsson Fund for Science and Culture. Hild has made numerous works in public spaces, as large-scale metal sculptures. Her work can be found in public and private collections including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan, the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shanghai, the Mint Museum, North Carolina, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, the National Museum, Stockholm, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This is her fourth solo exhibition with Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.

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