Renowned artist Lynda Benglis works with diverse materials—both traditional (wax, bronze, and clay) and nontraditional (latex rubber and polyurethane foam)—and has explored the form of the fountain for over thirty years. Her first fountain was a cast bronze wave, The Wave of the World (1984), a commission for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans. Benglis’s AAM exhibition consists of a series of working water fountains presented outdoors in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden. Evoking material in action, the fountains reveal the natural connection between the human form and the motion of water.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.
Major support for Lynda Benglis's exhibition is provided by Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson. Additional support is provided by the Simone and Kerry Vickar Roof Deck Sculpture Fund and the AAM National Council.