You Won't Believe How This Artist Transforms Paper Into Unbelievable Sculptures

By Jenn Thornton | May 29, 2019 | Culture

Ursula Von Rydingsvard transforms paper into formidable sculpture.

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"The Contour of Feeling" is Ursula von Rydingsvard’s most ambitious exhibition to date in the United States and her first solo exhibition in Washington.

Ambitious in both size and idea, the sculpture of contemporary artist Ursula von Rydingsvard reflects an equally epic talent. Now, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is bringing her rich material world to D.C. through July 28. Guest-curated by Mark Rosenthal and organized by the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, "Ursula von Rydingsvard:The Contour of Feeling" is the artist’s first solo show in Washington and will highlight 30 sculptures and 10 works on paper. Having spent her formative years in the wooden barracks of refugee camps in Germany at the end of World War II, von Rydingsvard draws inspiration for her cedar wood forms from a uniquely organic place. Tickets from $8, 1250 New York Ave. NW, DC, nmwa.org



Photography by: PHOTO BY MICHAEL BODYCOMB COURTESY OF GALERIE LELONG & CO.