The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Angela Lergo

Angela Lergo's sculptures employ mannequin-like characters in a way that's not quite realistic. Almost, but not quite. The figures, which the artist sculpts from resin, epoxy, wax and a wide variety of other materials, are somewhat unnerving. Encountering one evokes the slightly-off feeling of being in the presence of an artificial surrogate for a human presence. But without any specific visual cues that might connect them to a specific culture, time or place, the figures are vague enough to be relatable. It's easy to imagine oneself in their place when viewing the work. Lergo fashions these doll-like characters in surreal environments that employ neon lighting, mirrors and glowing props. Often, we encounter them in moments of solace. The light sources within the sculptures imply a spiritual presence, something lingering beyond the material world.

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