Sculpture and works on paper
April 1 - May 1, 2010
Julia Mangold’s austere wax and graphite-coated sculptures are fundamentally experiential. Presented in a subdued palette of black and grey, the softness of the wax surfaces contrasts dramatically with the hard, rectilinear forms, at once seducing the viewer, and provoking rigorous consideration of the formal qualities of the objects. The works’ precise placement, both in the room, and in relationship to one another, creates a palpable tension. Attention is drawn to the architecture of the gallery, as well as one’s own, often overlooked, physical relationship to other objects in space. These volumes are accompanied by a group of related graphite and wax drawings on paper and board.
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1966, Julia Mangold currently lives and works in Portland, OR. Mangold has shown extensively in Europe, including several solo shows at the Galerie Fahnemann (Berlin, Germany), Galerie Niklas von Bartha (London, England), and Studio La Città (Verona, Italy). Her work has also been shown across the United States, at Rhona Hoffman (Chicago, IL), and Jim Kempner Fine Art (New York, NY). New Work is her first solo exhibition at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.