Gego: Autobiography of a LineExhibition

Gego: Autobiography of a Line

Dominique Lévy is pleased to present Gego: Autobiography of a Line, the second in a pair of exhibitions celebrating the legacy of German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt [1912 – 1994]). Organised in collaboration with the Fundación Gego, Autobiography of a Line is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London, and includes a selection of works spanning her career. Notably, three monumental sculptures made in the 1970s, which embody the palpable sense of entropic geometry and spatial play for which Gego’s work is internationally recognised, will be on view. These sculptures find their parallel in the artist’s towering wire Chorros, which were displayed in the New York exhibition last autumn. Also in the London installment are a selection of ink drawings on paper and late works that complicate and question the relationship between drawing and sculpture such as Dibujos sin papel (Drawings without paper), Acuarelas (Watercolours), and Tejeduras (Weavings). The exhibition includes loans from the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), and the Fundación Gego.

Selected Works

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  • Tejedura 91/31
    1991
    Printed cardboard
    19 x 13 3/8 inches (48.4 x 33.9 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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  • Dibujo sin papel 86/15
    1986
    Nylon threads, iron, and metal wire
    33 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches (84.5 x 42 x 3 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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  • Dibujo sin papel
    1989
    Steel and metallic washers
    40 1/4 x 24 3/4 x 7 inches (102 x 63 x 17.7 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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  • Reticulárea circular (gato o rosa)
    1981
    Watercolour and ink on Arches paper
    28 3/8 x 21 1/2 inches (72 x 54.5 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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  • Sin título
    1958
    Ink on paper
    8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches (21.6 x 14.3 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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  • Sin título
    1964
    Ink on paper
    10 1/2 x 7 inches (26.8 x 18 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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  • Columna (Reticulárea cuadrada)
    1972
    Stainless steel fence, metallic beads, iron washers, four sinkers (weights), and nylon
    137 3/4 x 51 1/4 x 51 1/4 inches (350 x 130 x 130 cm)
    © Fundación Gego

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Gego: Autobiography of a Line at Dominique Lévy London

March 22, 2017

May 25 – July 30, 2016
Dominique Lévy presents Gego: Autobiography of a Line, the second in a pair of exhibitions celebrating the legacy of German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt [1912 – 1994]). Organised in collaboration with the Fundación Gego, Autobiography of a Line is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London, and includes a selection of works spanning her career. Notably, three monumental sculptures made in the 1970s, which embody the palpable sense of entropic geometry and spatial play for which Gego’s work is internationally recognised, will be on view. These sculptures find their parallel in the artist’s towering wire Chorros, which were displayed in the New York exhibition last autumn. Also in the London instalment are a selection of ink drawings on paper and late works that complicate and question the relationship between drawing and sculpture such as Dibujos sin papel (Drawings without paper), Acuarelas (Watercolours), and Tejeduras (Weavings). The exhibition includes loans from the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), and the Fundación Gego.

Publications

Selected Press

Blouin Artinfo | Gego’s Liminal Lines at Dominique Lévy London

June 16, 2016

“Autobiography of a Line” at Dominique Lévy is the first solo exhibition in London of the German-born …

Lupita | Gego: Autobiography of a Line

June 2, 2016

La galería Dominique Lévy en Londres se complace en presentar la exposición “Gego: Autobiography …

Art + Auction | Artist Dossier: Gego

May 1, 2016

An “artists artist” in her day, the abstract sculptor is gaining a new audience

The New York Times | Review: ‘Gego: Autobiography of a Line’ Highlights a Sculptor’s Kinetic Work

October 8, 2015

This entrancing exhibition immerses you in the magic, technical genius and impeccable sensitivity …

The New York Times | Kinetic Works by the Artist Gego Are Headed for 2 Shows

July 23, 2015

“In Latin America, Gego is like a goddess, in the same way Frida Kahlo has a myth around her, but …