Gyöngy Laky: In Conversation
Please join Cain Schulte Contemporary Art and SFADA for First Saturdays with artist Gyöngy Laky: In Conversation, Saturday, February 4 from 3-5 pm.
Gyongy Laky's work is a personal examination of our complex relationship with nature. Sculptural pieces containing words, letters, and symbols are made of painted and stained branches and twigs combined with screws, nails, wires, and plastic figurines. The organic essence of the natural wood contrasted with the spiky industrial elements draws upon the ambivalence of the natural and artificial, organic and industrial, and encapsulate co-existing feelings of violence and serenity, aggression and sanctuary.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1944, GYONGY LAKY studied at UC Berkeley where she earned both her B.A. and M.A. degrees (B.A., 1970 and M.A., 1971).
She has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, locally at Braunstein/Quay for many years, and internationally in France, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Hungary, Lithuania, Colombia, the Philippines, China, and England.
A past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, Laky's work is in museum collections in Europe and the United States, including the San Francisco MOMA, The Smithsonian's Renwick Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. The Smithsonian Institution is currently assembling a collection of Laky's personal papers, photographs and documents for the Archives of American Art.
The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Additional information and images can be found online at www.CainSchulte.com