Ingrid Ludt to exhibit playful paintings drawn from nature in Beyond Matter, a solo exhibition at the Bromfield Gallery
BOSTON, August 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Beyond Matter, Ingrid Ludt first personal exhibition at Boston, consists of paintings which abstract pieces of the universe to free them from the burden of representation. Colors and shapes drawn from nature are transformed into play pieces in elaborate studio games. The exhibition will be open from September 1 to 26, 2021, with a reception opening on Friday September 3 of 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bromfield Gallery.
The compositions are drawn from pieces of bark, seashells and other natural ephemera, then carefully arranged to meet the rectangle of the canvas. The patterns and geometries of the fragments of nature are refined and rendered on the canvas. In some cases, the universe can be found in a single fragment; in others, the pieces are put together to reveal some sort of secret.
The colors, meanwhile, are chosen by chance and games: picking from crumpled samples, assigning colors to the dice and drawing tarot cards. Ludt is inspired by the irreverent anarchism of the Dadaists in the early 20th century, who worked in the midst of war and disease, much like the 21st century. Ludt’s response, like the Dadaists before her, is to put playfulness and chance at the forefront. The lightness and the pleasure of the process are palpable in the paintings, where the shapes radiate the colors assigned to them.
This is the serious business of the game: to expel the inner critic, energize an artistic practice, counter the harsh realities of the day and connect with the universe. It is this act of discovery, both by Ludt and the viewer through the paintings, that connects us to something bigger, Beyond Matter.
About the artist
Ingrid Ludt is born in Auburn, New York, in 1970. She draws shapes and colors from natural fragments like bark or seashells, which are then transformed into daring abstract paintings. Personal exhibitions of his work have been presented at new York, New Orleans, and Massachusetts. She has also participated in group exhibitions at the Kingston Gallery (Boston, Massachusetts), the University Art Museum of SUNY Albany (Albany, New York State), the Atlantic Arts Center (New Smyrna Beach, Florida), James Cohan Gallery (New York, New York State) and Claire Oliver Gallery (New York, New York State). Ludt is a three-time recipient of the SOS Stipend Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and an Atlantic Center for the Arts Fellowship (New Smyrna Beach, Florida). She was a resident of the Drawing Center visualization program (New York, New York State), Dorland Mountain Art Colony (Temecula, California), and the Foundry for Art, Design and Culture (Cohoes, NY). Ludt lives and works in Sherborn, MA.
For more information: https://www.ingridludt.com/
About the gallery
Founded in 1975, the Bromfield Gallery is one of from Boston galleries run by leading artists. With a focus on New England artists, Bromfield showcases contemporary art in all media, including printmaking, sculpture, painting and drawing, as well as video, installation and new media. The gallery is located in from Boston SOWA neighborhood in the South End.
For more information: https://www.bromfieldgallery.com/
Exhibition: Beyond Matter, a personal exhibition by Ingrid Ludt Bromfield Gallery, September 1 – 26, 2021
Opening reception: Friday, September 3, 2021 of 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 pm-5pm
Press contact: Gary Duhr, [email protected]
Tribute to Arp
Image credit: Ingrid Ludt Tribute to Arp Flasche on canvas 24 “x 30” 2021
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