JUDITH UNGER IS INVITED TO SHOW HER SCUPTURE IN THE VENICE BIENNALE 2018, the WORLD'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS ART AND ARCHITECTURE VENUE.
Only 30 sculptors and 150 architects WORLDWIDE have been invited. 600,000 visitors attend the six month event.
The Venice Biennale is the world's most prestigious contemporary art and architecture venue in the world.
Established in 1895,it is the oldest contemporary Art Biennale.
In 1948 The Biennale held a major exhibition with the Impressionists, Chagall, Klee, Braque, Delvaux, Ensor, and Magritte, as well as a retrospective of Picasso's work.
Peggy Guggenheim was invited to exhibit her famous New York collection.
Yoko Ono sponsors this exhibit venue.
Jeff Koons exhibits in my venue.
"A Changing Narrative of Female Existence Over Time”
“Leda” is part of a series of my sculptures entitled Mythological Images, my revision of the Greek Myth “Leda and the Swan”.
"A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast." Excerpt from Leda and the Swan by W.B. Yeats
My rendering of this myth brings the legend into today’s context. It offers a changing narrative of female existence over time. Unlike the story of the ancient Greek Myth, this sculpture “Leda and the Swan” transforms herself into a powerful swan, who can fight off her attacker and protect herself. My version of Leda pushes towards GENDER EQUALITY.
As I sculpted this series, I saw the strong sensual shape of the Swan and the Woman become one.
I studied at Rhode Island School of Design where I fell in love with Sculpture. Clay felt so right. The fluid sensuality in my hands. Sensuality I learned to translate into polished sculpture. I need to sculpt and draw. It is elemental to my existence.
I love to sculpt on circular forms, the exquisite harmony of a beginning and end merging in time.
I live and work in rural Vermont. My sculpture has been deeply influenced by my visits to Venice. Venetian color and light so breathtaking. Gilded light on land, sky and water, a painter would need a new vocabulary of paints.
Each time I visit Venice, Italy I return home to my United States,Vermont studio in an explosion of creativity. Each place, Venice and Vermont, magnifies the intensity of my work.
"Judith Unger's sculptures are phenomenal works of art that would be prized by any reputable collector. She imbues her works with every fiber of her being, and the resulting works exclaim artistic excellence and high standards of which a collector will be proud to own for decades." Victoria Dickinson Consulting
"Zensations Magazine honored to feature your beautiful Art and story in our September 2017 issue!" Vaiva Tuckuviene
I STUDIED SCULPTURE AT RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN