Ingrid Ludt to Exhibit Playful Work Drawn From Nature in Past Matter, a Solo Exhibition at Bromfield Gallery


Past Matter, Ingrid Ludt’s first solo exhibition in Boston, consists of work that summary bits and items of the universe to liberate them from the burden of illustration. Colours and types drawn from nature are reworked into play items in elaborate studio video games. The exhibition might be open from Sept. 1 to 26, 2021, with a gap reception on Friday, Sept. 3 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Bromfield Gallery.

The compositions are drawn from items of bark, shell, and different pure ephemera after which fastidiously organized to reply to the rectangle of the canvas. The patterns and geometries of nature’s fragments are pared down and rendered on the canvas. In some circumstances, the universe will be discovered inside a single fragment; in others, the items are assembled so as to unlock some type of secret.

The colours, however, are chosen by randomness and video games: choosing amongst crumpled swatches, assigning colours to cube, and drawing tarot playing cards. Ludt is impressed by the irreverent anarchism of the Dadaists within the early twentieth century, who labored amid struggle and illness, not in contrast to the twenty first century. Ludt’s response, just like the Dadaists earlier than her, is to carry playfulness and probability to the foreground. The lightness and pleasure of the method are palpable within the work, the place the shapes radiate the colours that they have been assigned.

That is the intense enterprise of play: to expel the interior critic, invigorate a creative follow, counteract the cruel realities of the day, and join with the universe. It’s this act of discovery, by each Ludt and the viewer by the work, that connects us to one thing bigger, Past Matter.

In regards to the Artist

Ingrid Ludt was born in Auburn, New York, in 1970. She attracts types and colours from pure fragments like bark or shells, that are then reworked into daring, summary work. Solo exhibitions of her work have been exhibited in New York, New Orleans, and Massachusetts. She has additionally been included in group exhibitions on the Kingston Gallery (Boston, MA), the College Artwork Museum at SUNY Albany (Albany, NY), the Atlantic Middle for the Arts (New Smyrna Seashore, FL), James Cohan Gallery (New York, NY) and Claire Oliver Gallery (New York, NY). Ludt is a three-time recipient of the SOS Stipend grant from the New York Basis for the Arts and a fellowship from the Atlantic Middle for the Arts (New Smyrna Seashore, FL). She has been a resident on the Viewing Program at The Drawing Middle (New York, NY), the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (Temecula, CA), and the Foundry for Artwork, Design, and Tradition (Cohoes, NY). Ludt lives and works in Sherborn, MA.

For extra data: https://www.ingridludt.com/

In regards to the Gallery

Based in 1975, Bromfield Gallery is certainly one of Boston’s premier artist-run galleries. With an emphasis on New England artists, Bromfield reveals up to date artwork in all media, together with printmaking, sculpture, portray, and drawing, in addition to video, set up, and new media. The gallery is situated in Boston’s SOWA district within the South Finish.

For extra data: https://www.bromfieldgallery.com/

Exhibition: Past Matter, a solo exhibition by Ingrid Ludt Bromfield Gallery, September 1 – 26, 2021

Opening Reception: Friday, September 3, 2021 from 6-8:30 pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm

Press Contact: Gary Duehr, gduehr@comcast.internet

Supply: Bromfield Gallery