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Using the vernacular techniques of crocheting, knitting, and knotting, Orly Genger creates monumental sculptures with rope-transforming this workaday material into powerful yet pliable installations. Genger's work typically takes the form of abstract cubes, columns, and piles of monochromatic colors and transforms these rigid shapes into something soft, almost wearable in some instances, injecting a humanness into her monumental sculpture. In this way she addresses and extends the recent history of abstract sculpture dominated by prominent artists like Donald Judd and Richard Serra.
This talk is presented by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through the generosity of the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, and is co-presented with MassArt. Genger is the 2011 recipient of deCordova's prestigious Rappaport Prize, an annual award given out to an established contemporary artist with ties to the New England area. All attendees will receive a free pass to visit deCordova.