Faith Wilding
Being like leaves
9 Sep – 29 Oct 2022
55 Walker

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Faith Wilding, Being like leaves, Installation view, 55 Walker, New York, NY, 2022

Being like leaves, her first solo show in New York City since 1995, focuses on Wilding’s biomorphic abstractions of plants. Recent graphite drawings and watercolor paintings are shown in tandem with Wilding’s Leaf Series from 1976-78, a series of large-scale oil paintings on shaped, unstretched canvas that seem to unfurl onto the wall, emulating the sinuous forms of fallen leaves.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Leaf Series: Red Tongue

Leaf Series: Red Tongue, 1976

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Leaf Series: The Comforter

Leaf Series: The Comforter, 1976

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Leaf Series: Hingham Leaves

Leaf Series: Hingham Leaves, 1976

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Leaf Series: Emerging

Leaf Series: Emerging, 1976

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Leaf Series: Cocoon

Leaf Series: Cocoon, 1976

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Gold Leaf Kite

Gold Leaf Kite, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled The Slaughtered Forests of Paraguay

The Slaughtered Forests of Paraguay, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Forest in Flames, Paraguay’s Last Trees

Forest in Flames, Paraguay’s Last Trees, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tropical Lace

Tropical Lace, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tentacular Breakout

Tentacular Breakout, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tentacular Wilderness

Tentacular Wilderness, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Palmleaf Spider

Palmleaf Spider, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tentacular Urban – Disenchanted Forest

Tentacular Urban – Disenchanted Forest, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled The Living

The Living, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Fossils #8 (...A Half Burned Out Apple Tree Blossoming)

Fossils #8 (...A Half Burned Out Apple Tree Blossoming), 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Fossils #7 "The Force...Green Fuse"

Fossils #7 "The Force...Green Fuse", 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Fossils #1

Fossils #1, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Transformation, Where the Bee Sucks

Transformation, Where the Bee Sucks, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Living Fossil #3

Living Fossil #3, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled A half-burned out apple tree blossoming

A half-burned out apple tree blossoming, 2022