Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.
Mia Westerlund Roosen
The exhibition will present six sculptures and four drawings. The sculptures are formed and finished by hand in concrete; the drawings are made in charcoal, pastel and watercolor.
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The sculptures do not so much have titles as names: Magdalena, Victoria, Althea, Iris, and Cleo. The sculptures have a sort of family resemblance while asserting a personal, individual identity. Althea is tall and lean while Cleo is short, squat and sturdy. Iris has a split personality. Their smooth contours swell and bulge, suggesting ripeness and fertility.
Mia Westerlund Roosen (b. 1942) lives and works in New York City and Buskirk, New York. These new sculptures extend one of the artist’s central engagements with the serial repetition of organic forms. She has explored these aspects of her work in large-scale outdoor installations in which concrete objects are embedded in the earth and indoors with more delicate and luminous resin structures inserted into the wall. Perhaps the closest in spirit to the current works are the large sculptures made in the early 1990s, American Beauties and Olympia, which have been exhibited at the Sculpture Center, Storm King Art Center and the Guggenheim Museum.
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