Creative Conversation

Context informs artist’s work

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Photo Courtesy Sebastian Kim Artistic and feminist icon Lynda Benglis joins the Distinguished Speaker Series at Crystal Bridges Museum with a lecture on Nov. 3.

In viewing any of artist Lynda Benglis' sculpture or painting work, the influences of growing up along the shores of Lake Charles in Louisiana, of crawfish digging in the mud or of the dichotomy of her religious upbringing split between Protestantism and Greek Orthodox may be opaque. But these are just a few pieces of her past that came to shape -- literally and figuratively -- the work Benglis produces and the answers she seeks in her art.

Photo: Crystal Bridges Museum "Eat Meat," a blob-like aluminum mass, looks like frozen liquid or oozing lava. Notice how the layers stack up, creating...


Distinguished Speaker Series:

Lynda Benglis

WHEN — 7 p.m. Nov. 3

WHERE — Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville

COST — $5-$10

INFO — 657-2335,

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