is a Munich born minimalist sculptor who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. In Drawings and Sculpture, Mangold’s second solo exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, she continues her exploration of shape, form and materiality. Her sculpture and works on paper are at once rigorous and formal yet also very sensual. The play of light and color shifts and allures as it reflects across the dark surfaces.
drawings and sculpture explore the relationships between multiple minimal rectangular forms and volumes coated with a soft sheen of graphite and wax. While most of the works are the deep gray of the graphite, other pieces have an element of blue pigmentation, physically taking on aspects of color which have only been perceived through the play of reflected light in past bodies of work. At their core, Mangold’s works are experiential, ranging in scale from imposing to diminutive, inviting the viewer to contemplate the quiet relationship between the objects and the viewers own body. Mangold’s intimately scaled drawings are a graceful continuation of her formal sculptural investigations. Constructed using graphite, pigment and several layers of paper, the drawings echo the forms found in her sculpture while the suspended layers give the works on paper an unusual sense of dimensionally.
has shown extensively in Europe and her work is included in such public collections as the Busch Reisinger Museum, Harvard University (Boston, MA), Yale University Art Museum (New Haven, CT), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY).