118L True North, Gyongy Laky
wood, paint, 63.5" x 48", 2012, $16,000
119L Notes to Self, Gyöngy Laky, wood and paint, 29.5” x 21.5”, 2012, $9,000
117L Incident, Gyongy Laky, natural and commercial wood, paint, bullets for building, 50" x 50" x 4.5", 2012, $18,000
115L Dry Land Drifter, dead tree, bullets for building, 32" x 22" 22", 2010, $12,000
101L Alterations, apple, grapevine, nails, wire, 58" x 68" x 3" 2008, $26,000
99L Cradle to Cradle, Gyöngy Laky, apple, commercial wood, screws, 16 x 30" x 30", 2007, $17,000
106L Rib Structure, Gyöngy Laky, london plane tree, electrical wire, 26" x 24" x 24", 1988, $16,000
97L Globalization IV: Collateral Damage, Gyöngy Laky, ash, commercial wood, paint, blue concrete bullets, 32" x 97" x 4", 2005, $20,000
111L Runic Reading, Gyöngy Laky, telephone wire, 4.5" x 11" x 11", 2008, $7,000
102L Estuary, Gyöngy Laky, apple, water based ink, backer-board screws, 35" x 34" x 3.5", 2007, $12,000
28L That Word, Gyöngy Laky, orchard prunnings, 8’(h) x 4’ x 13’, 1989. , (from 14th Biennale Lausanne. 1989), $75,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (permanent collection); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Oakland Museum, California; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania (permanent collection); Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (permanent collection); The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; De Young Museum, San Francisco, California; Paisley Museum, Paisley, Scotland; Officinet Gallery, Danish Arts and Crafts Association, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo exhibition); Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery, Manchester, UK (solo exhibition); Central Museum of Textiles, ?ódz´, Poland (11th International Triennial of Tapestry); Lausanne, Switzerland (International Biennials of Tapestry); Crafts Council, UK (Contemporary International Basketmaking, traveling exhibition, catalog); Savaria Art Museum, Szombathely, Hungary, (International Biennials of Miniature Textiles); Arte&Arte, Miniartextil, Como Italy (International Annuals); Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (From Lausanne to Beijing, International Fiber Art Biennial); Bellevue Art Museum, Washington (Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, traveling); Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin (Basketworks: The Cotsen Contemporary American Basket Collection, permanent collection); Edsel & Ethel Ford House Gallery, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basket-makers); Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Recipient: National Endowment for the Arts Grant; Fellow: American Craft Council.
Q with No A Gyöngy Laky ash branches, paint bullets for building, 29" x 25" x 2.5", $8,000
A fascination with simple, improvisational constructions and architecture, such as scaffolding and fences, has led me to experiment with structures and materials emphasizing linear arrangments. To me, it is like drawing without paperan exploration of possibilities in physical, three-dimensional linear circumstances.