Rona Pondick Upcoming Events
An exhibition of work acquired over the last 10 years, Unexpected Encounters at the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri offers a unique look into the institution’s recent collecting habits. Opened on June 2, 2018, the exhibition showcases the museum’s work to expand its varied collections. See Rona Pondick’s Ram’s Head among this unique array of material before the exhibition ends on August 12, 2018.
This Fall, Rona Pondick’s Granite Bed will be permanently installed in front of the Yale Graduate Law School on Yale University’s New Haven, Connecticut campus. This piece will be located just two blocks away from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library which features a Noguchi sculpture garden, and not far from Alexander Calder’s Gallows and Lollipops. The dedication for the building and sculpture will take place on September 20th, 2018. “I want” is written across the entire surface of Granite Bed. Read the artist’s statement below:
“Wanting” is a fundamental wish, a desire that propels us in life. Our wanting is drawn from both deep and shallow emotions, and desires, that exert profound influence on all facets of human behavior. I want what? Another person? To eat? Money? Power?…….. To want is the foundation; the building block of human emotions. But once the words “I want” are taken out of context, how do we attach meaning to them? You think you know what wanting is. But do we? What are the objects of desire? What is desire itself?