Julia Mangold’s austere wax and graphite-coated sculptures are fundamentally experiential. Presented in a subdued palette of black and grey, the softness of the wax surfaces contrasts dramatically with the hard, rectilinear forms, at once seducing the viewer, and provoking rigorous consideration of the formal qualities of the objects. The works’ precise placement, both in the room, and in relationship to one another, creates a palpable tension. These volumes are accompanied by a group of related graphite and wax drawings on paper and board.
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1966, Julia Mangold currently lives and works in Portland, OR. Mangold has shown extensively in Europe, including several solo shows in New York, Chicago, London, Verona, Brüssel und Berlin. New Work is her second solo exhibition at walter storms galerie.