2276 E 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
March 8 – April 5, 2014
Currently on view at Night Gallery, Los Angeles is a group exhibition, “International Women’s Day”. Night Gallery has taken the occasion of this day as an opportunity to celebrate the life of one woman in particular, the sculptor Camille Claudel. In the context of art-historical readings, Claudel’s legacy is often overshadowed by her relationship with Auguste Rodin, her mentor and eventual lover, who is ubiquitously canonized as the forefather of Modernist sculpture. Although Claudel had experienced critical success in her own right, by the time she turned forty she had succumbed to a tragic breakdown, destroying many of her works, and was committed to a mental institution. In the act of destroying her sculptures, Claudel attempted to erase her existence as a daughter, sister, lover, and, most importantly, as an artist. Artists include Sam Anderson, David Armstrong Six, Ian Cheng, Lizzie Fitch, and Marina Pinsky.