Elegant Organic: Sculptures by Mia Westerlund Roosen

NEW YORK—Dozens of gorgeous organic shapes are on display at Betty Cunningham Gallery. The small works are maquettes, models and sculptures by Mia Westerlund Roosen. According to the gallery, “She cites her interest in dance as the reason her sculpture often refers to the body, its sexuality, its flow and its movement.”

“Mia Westerlund Roosen: Sculptures, 1976-2012” includes about 50 works made with a range of materials—from cotton and resin to ceramic, marble, copper and concrete. Displayed on pedestals high and low, many are ivory or clay-colored, a few of the more recent works are executed in bold hues—deep red, marigold and sky blue.

Born in New York where she lives and works, Westerlund Roosen is of Cuban heritage. Her sculptures are on view at Betty Cunningham from May 17 to June 29, 2012.

All photos by Arts Observer

Above, Installation view with “Yellow Mange” in background at right. Top of page, “Yellow Mange,” 2011 (mixed media).

“Enclosure V,” 1989 (cement), with “Duena” in the background.

Detail of “Duena,”2011 (mixed media).

From left, “Peel,” 1995 (cotton and resin) and “American Beauties,” 2011 (marble).

“Double Probe,” 2011 (mixed media).

Installation view.

“Blue Madonna,” 2010 (mixed media).

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