Reducing fashion to the silhouette, focusing on the outline, playing with the sections, altering the proportions. Looking from afar, and then looking close, zooming in on the details. "KEYNOTES" FROM Anderson's Splendid Loewe show
LOEWE continues its collaboration with artist Lynda Benglis, presenting a group of monumental bronze sculptures as part of the show setting, and pieces of jewellery developed in collaboration.
Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA) is a giant of postwar American sculpture. Over the course of her six-decade long career, she has redefined the art object through her ceaseless innovation with form and materiality. Employing a gestural and physical engagement with matters as diverse as polyurethane, latex, sparkles, paper, plaster, bronze and water, Benglis has provocatively challenged the notion of what sculpture can be.
For the runway presentation, six large-scale bronze sculptures have been selected.
The works are enlarged and cast from a series of clay sculptures Benglis called Elephant Necklace, each made by twisting extruded lengths of soft clay into dynamic forms. Benglis has worked with clay since the early 1990s comparing her manipulation of the material to a dance. Through enlargement, the marks and imprints of this process become viscerally exaggerated. A range of surfaces—from polished bronze to a matte black patina—reflect light in dramatically different ways, creating a shifting landscape of visual effects.