All of my sculptures, even the most imaginary, always arise from something true, from an organic truth.
The sculptural work of artist Germaine Richier operates at the intersection between an exertion of degradation and a perpetual state of chrysalis. Rendered in illusory realms while maintaining a selfreflexive approach to making, Richier’s sculptures describe the transition from materials into form. The fourteen bronzes on display exemplify Richier’s innovative pursuits that have spanned her artistic career. These works articulate the artist’s fascination with figuration in which the definitions between external and internal subject become obscured. Personal tribulation and historic trauma are embedded into the material evoking the emotional aftermath that permeated postwar Europe.