Lynda Benglis, Sierra, 1974. Aluminum screen, bunting, plaster sprayed with zinc, aluminum, and tin, 45 1/2 × 27 × 36 inches (115.6 × 68.6 × 91.4 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Fotene Demoulas and Barbara Lee, The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women. © Lynda Benglis
Beginning in the 1960s, artist Lynda Benglis launched her career making art that pushed against the “muscle-flexing poses and macho manners of her male peers” (The Guardian). From her ‘pours’ which resemble Jackson Pollock-like drip paintings re-presented as sculptures on the gallery floor to her now infamous nude photograph in Artforum in the 70s holding a dildo, Benglis never fails to be fearless when making art. Join Benglis as she revisits these and other projects, including the making of Sierra, in the ICA’s permanent collection, with Mannion Family Curator Ruth Erickson.