Charles LeDray creates sculpture notable for its range of scale and wide variety of materials such as bone, fabric, and porcelain. His objects embody the conviction that ideas are experienced not only through the life of the mind but also through the skill of the hand.
In his sculpture, LeDray’s meticulous attention to detail and personal subject matter elicits a strong response from the viewer. This comprehensive exhibition of recent works will feature approximately 30 pieces created by LeDray since 1989. Included are several of LeDray’s early works such as untitled/Broken bear (1993), as well as his clothing based sculpture Come Together (1995-1996), and other pieces drawn from private and public collections.
Following its opening at ICA, this exhibition travelled to the Arts Club of Chicago, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Seattle Art Museum.
Artist’s first solo museum exhibition. Focuses on meticulously crafted miniature sculpture in a variety of media that reflect on childhood, gender, sexuality, and autobiography. Includes an interview with LeDray by Claudia Gould
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
ICA acknowledges the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts and members of ICAs New York Leadership Circle: Christopher J. Carrera Foundation,
Jason and Ashley Bernhard, James Berman and Lisa Rechsteiner, Debra and Craig S.
Cogut, Christopher and Cecile DAmelio, The Ellen and Gary S. Davis Foundation,
Robert Fogelson, David and Virginia Ford/The Ford Family Foundation, Glenn R. Fuhrman,
Lori T. Moore, Lauren and Gerardo Rosenkranz, Allison and Neil Rubler, Geoffrey
and Melissa Greener, K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., Anurag Bhargava, Alice Blank
and David S. Udell, James Gray, Eric S. Lane, Maria Parker Paumgarten and John Parker,
John C. Phelan and Amy Merriman, Kevin Raidy, Pamela and Arthur Sanders, Daniel
C. Scheffey, Joey and Christopher Schlank and Maggie and Amor Towles. Additonal
support has been provied by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Dietrich Foundation Inc., the Overseers Board
for the Institute of Contemporary Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University