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Large sculpture on white pedestal of a mountain lion that is hunched over with its muscles flexed as it bites down on a dog's neck
Charles Ray
Mountain lion attacking dog , 2018
Sterling silver
11 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches
© Charles Ray; Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery
Life size horizontal statue of a man laying on a stretcher-like structure in a gallery space
Mime , 2014
Aluminum
25 1/2 x 77 1/4 x 29 inches
© Charles Ray; Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

The Hill Art Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition of sculpture curated by artist Charles Ray, featuring Renaissance and Baroque bronzes from the Hill Collection alongside recent works by Ray.

To assemble the exhibition, Ray drew from the Hill Collection, which spans from the Renaissance to the present and includes one of the largest and most important private collections of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes in the world, as well as a significant collection of Ray’s own work. The exhibition follows the Frick Collection’s 2014 exhibition Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection, the first time that the Hills’ remarkable group of statuettes by masters of the Italian, French, German, and Dutch schools were shown together. For the exhibition at the Hill Art Foundation, Ray has placed his own work in dialogue with Renaissance and Baroque bronzes. Known for precise and deliberate sculptures that interact closely with art historical themes and techniques, Ray often takes many years to produce each work.

“All of the sculptures in the exhibition have abstract formal qualities but can also depict or find equivalence to philosophical conditions of human existence,” notes Ray. “The exhibition aims to illuminate the viewer’s mind to both of these artistic properties.”

Statuette of a realistically depicted bacchic man standing in a relaxed position with his foot perched on a basket filled with grapes
Adrien de Vries
Bacchic Man: Lomazzo Personifying the Accademia della Val di Blenio ,
cast circa 1578-1580
Bronze
35 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches
© Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
Statue of an entirely gold colored crucified Christ
Antonio Susini
Cristo Morto , circa 1590-1615
Gilt bronze
12 3/16 inches
© Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
Statue of crucified Christ hanging on gallery wall

Alessandro Algardi
Corpus Christi, circa 1646
Bronze

 

Statuette of a Christ figure on a column in a contrapposto stance

Alessandro Algardi
Christ at the Column, circa 1630s
Bronze

Life size horizontal statue of a man laying on a stretcher-like structure in a gallery space

Charles Ray
Mime, 2014
Aluminum

Statue of an entirely gold colored crucified Christ

Antonio Susini
Cristo Morto, circa 1590-1615
Gilt bronze

Large sculpture on white pedestal of a mountain lion that is hunched over with its muscles flexed as it bites down on a dog's neck

Charles Ray
Mountain lion attacking dog, 2018
Sterling silver

Statuette of a lion with its mouth clenching down on a doe's body

Barthelemy Prieur
Lion devouring a doe, cast probably before 1583
Bronze

Statuette of a realistically depicted bacchic man standing in a relaxed position with his foot perched on a basket filled with grapes

Adriaen de Vries
Bacchic Man: Lomazzo Personifying the Accademia della Val di Blenio, cast circa 1578-1580
Bronze

Half eaten apple jewelry laying horizontally on a white background

Charles Ray
Golden jewelry
Gift to the artist’s wife
Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery

Flower with yellow petals and red leaves painted over a white backdrop

Charles Ray
Godflower, 2011
Ink on paper
Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery

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