September 30, 2010 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - Rebecca Warren
September 30, 2010

Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren, “A Culture,” 2008.
Reinforced clay on painted MDF plinth artwork, 7 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches (plinth): 22 /12 x 20 5/8 x 19 1/4 inches.*

Rebecca Warren
October 3 – December 12, 2010

5811 South Ellis Avenue, 4th floor
Chicago IL 60637

www.renaissancesociety.org

Perhaps best-known for her brash clay sculptures of female figures, Rebecca Warren (b. 1965) has developed a body of work distinguished for its formal risk-taking and the shrewd humor with which she faces the long, male-dominated tradition of figurative sculpture. For the solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society, her first in an American museum, Warren will be presenting new work. The show will be presented in collaboration with The Art Institute of Chicago, where three new site-specific bronzes will be installed on the Bluhm Family Terrace above the new Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing. Totem-like, brash, and bulging, the works sited on Bluhm Family Terrace will act as a compelling counterpoint to Chicago’s renowned skyline—itself dominated by architectural masters of a certain gender.

About The Renaissance Society

The Renaissance Society maintains as international reputation as one of the finest resources for contemporary art in the United States. Many of its exhibitions represent the artists’ national premieres, and many exhibitions include newly commissioned work. The museum offers educational programs that supplement the exhibition schedule, including concerts, lectures and readings.The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free. Visit www.renaissancesociety.org to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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*Image above:
Courtesy of Maureen Paley, London.

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