Rona Pondick, ‘NO NO from Sculpture Center Portfolio’, 1995, Alpha 137 Gallery
Rona Pondick, ‘NO NO from Sculpture Center Portfolio’, 1995, Alpha 137 Gallery

This original print was created by sculptor Rona Pondick for the 1995 Sculpture Center fundraising portfolio. Artists who contributed to this project were Lillian Ball, Lynda Benglis, Willie Birch, Anne Chu, Petah Coyne, Donna Dennis, Lesley Dill, Mel Edwards, Heide Fasnacht, Mary Frank, Nancy Fried, Nancy Grossman, Jene Highstein, Alain Kirili, Sol LeWitt Leonid Lerman, John Monti, Claes Oldenburg, Rona Pondick, Mia Westerlund Roosen, Beverly Semmes, David Schafer, Keith Sonnier, William Tucker, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Daniel Wiener, Andy Yoder

This work is unframed and in excellent condition.

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Series: Sculpture Center Portfolio 1995

Signature: Signed with initials and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil (verso)

Publisher: The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

About Rona Pondick

Rona Pondick’s figurative sculptures have evolved stylistically, taking on an increasingly heightened realism since the 1980s, yet the notion of metamorphosis has proved a consistent theme, inspired by Kafka’s psycho-surrealist drama and the ancient mythologies of Egypt and Greece. Accordingly, Pondick’s subject matter, materials, and process are characterized by hybridity: handcrafted elements fuse with computer-enabled techniques and surfaces are often half glossy, half matte. The yellow stainless steel Dog (1998-2001), for instance, features her own face superimposed on a dog’s body, forming a sphinx-like creature. “The first time I merged a fragment of my own body with an animal, a lightbulb went off,” she says, referring to a realization that such hybrids have existed since the Neolithic era. Pondering scientific advancements in cloning and genetic mutations, she adds, “it’s chilling how it all comes together.”

American, b. 1952, Brooklyn, NY, USA, based in New York City, NY, USA

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