Sunspot/Moon Glow was generously created by Lynda Benglis for the O What a Night! live auction, taking place this Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m. This beautiful work of art, completed just a few days ago, has a very unique feature – it creates a phosphorescent glow. Sunspot/Moon Glow is representative of Benglis’s long-running investigation of the proprioceptive, sensory experiences of making and viewing her work. This is the first time this sculpture has been seen, and you can now view it in person at Ogden Museum. Reserve your timed ticket here.
LIVE ART AUCTION
Saturday, October 17, 8-9 p.m.
Register to bid! You can bid now or later!
SILENT ART AUCTION
Ends Sunday, October 18, 5 p.m.
Bidding has started! Place your bids!
You can place your live auction bid now or on Saturday during the live auction! You can also set up phone bidding. Bidding by phone will avoid the 5% buyers premium for the buyer. Click here for instructions.
SUNSPOT/MOON GLOW IN THE DAYLIGHT
SUNSPOT/MOON GLOW AT NIGHT
ABOUT LYNDA BENGLIS
Since the 1960s, Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) has been celebrated for the free, ecstatic forms she has made that are simultaneously playful and visceral, organic and abstract. Benglis began her career in the midst of Postminimal art and has pushed the traditions of painting and sculpture into new territories throughout her career. Comprised of a variety of materials—from beeswax, latex and polyurethane foam to later innovations with plaster, gold, vaporized metals, glass, ceramics and paper—her works demonstrate an enduring fascination with process. The embrace of flowing forms, color and sensual surfaces attests to her inventive and radical spirit. Benglis’s experimental videos expand her interest of process to new media, featuring performative actions and using technological mediation to explore themes of physical presence, narcissism, sexuality and gendered identity. Through her multifarious practice, Benglis continues a long-running investigation of the proprioceptive, sensory experiences of making and viewing her works. Her monumental work, Power Tower, is currently part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition sponsored by The Helis Foundation. Her exhibition, Elephant Necklace, was featured at Ogden Museum in 2019.
ABOUT O WHAT A NIGHT!
O What a Night!, Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s most important annual fundraiser, is online this year! Support Ogden Museum’s educational mission to share the art and culture of the American South by bidding on art in our live and silent auctions! The silent auction features works by over 100 talented artists, and our live auction presents an exciting line-up of well known artists, including John Alexander, Walter Anderson, John Barnes, Aron Belka, Lynda Benglis, Thornton Dial, George Dunbar, William Goodman, Simon Gunning, Sally Heller, Mallory Page, Ayo Scott, Amanda Stone Talley, John Isiah Walton and Carl Joe Williams.