Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Charles LeDray

Untitled (20x12x4")
Toy Chest (8x13x5")
Another artist that came up in conversation on Monday was Charles LeDray. A retrospective of his work is currently on view at the ICA in Boston, and will be traveling to the Whitney and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston next.  Formal matters, such as the materials he uses and the scale at which he works, contribute significantly to the way we understand and interpret the work.

"For over 20 years, New York-based artist Charles LeDray has created handmade sculptures in stitched fabric, carved bone, and wheel-thrown clay. LeDray painstakingly fashions smaller-than-life formal suits, embroidered patches, ties, and hats, as well as scaled-down chests of drawers, doors, thousands of unique, thimble-sized vessels, and even complex models of the solar system." from the ICA Boston website

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