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July 17, 2018 Back To News

Rona Pondick Upcoming Events

Rona Pondick, Ram’s Head (pedestal) 2000-01, Yellow-blue stainless steel, Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 8 x 24 x 10 1/2 in (20.32 x 60.96 x 26.67 cm)

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.

Rona Pondick, Granite Bed 1998, Black Indian granite, Unique, 36 1/2 x 36 x 264 inches (92.71 x 91.44 x 670.56 cm)

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?

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Rona Pondick on view
Rona Pondick’s work is currently on view in shows from the permanent collections at three distinguished museums this season: The Nasher Sculpture Center, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Portland Museum of Art. Head in Tree, AP, 2006-08, Stainless steel at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, through December 30, 2019 Untitled Animal, 1/3,… Read More...
Rona Pondick Talks
Please join Rona Pondick for a lecture in Claremont at the Graduate Program and a conversation with the director Jonathan Neil from Sotheby’s in LA. January 30th 4:30 - 6:30 pm Albrecht Auditorium Claremont (Claremont Graduate Program) January 31st 6:00- 8:00 pm The Reef/LA Mart, Los Angeles (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) The event will be… Read More...
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