Just found out there’s an exhibit of 5 pieces of her work at the Nasher Sculpture Center. I’ve followed her work at local art galleries and museums since the 90’s. Just love it–love the thinking behind it, the process, and the result. Such a coincidence, this exhibition, since I was just commenting in our blog about her love of Mary Ruefle’s Madness Rack and Honey! I’ve read and looked at what is on the Nasher’s website (several “pings” there: poetry, Hyperallergic, John Yau, John Cage…) and I think it’s worth posting a link to it in Open Arts. If you go all the way down to the bottom of the page, you’ll see the images from the show. I haven’t been going anywhere & delta is having its way with us but oh how I want to see this in person before it’s gone next week. sigh https://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/art/nasher-public/exhibition/id/259
Ridgway does magical things with graphite, the printing press, and bronze. Her partner, a sculptor, started a fantastic foundry & she cast amazing, delicate things there, like plants, leaves–even birds’ nests!
Oh, and here is a 15-minute video I just found with Ridgway talking about each piece in the exhibition. Even better! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dy42eLyJeg