Judy Ledgerwood presents “an exuberant and intensely optical experience" at the Graham Foundation.
Judy Ledgerwood presents “an exuberant and intensely optical experience" at the Graham Foundation.
March 27

Newcity: Alumna’s Installation “Is a Rare and Noble Achievement”

On March 20 Newcity recommended alumna Judy Ledgerwood’s (MFA 1984) “fiery installation” Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, open through April 5. Spanning the first floor of the Graham’s historic Madlener House, Ledgerwood’s site-specific wall painting presents an immersive optical field that destabilizes viewers’ perceptions of space. “From floor to ceiling, the walls of this venerable structure vibrate, disarming and occasionally disorienting the viewer with fierce after-images and a bevy of simultaneous contrasts,” the article states. “The fact is, Chromatic Patterns is a genuine synthesis of discipline and an utterly consuming, amazing physical experience, all made possible without resorting to electronic trickery or digital projection.”