Petzel presents the online exhibition, Her Soul, a show of recent works by sculptor Keith Edmier.
The exhibition encompasses four sculptures made by Edmier between 2016–2020, alongside related historical materials. The sculptures, titled: Inspiration, La Fornarina, Undine, and Beatrice Cenci, all share a number of components. Mainly, they center on the lives of women – real, historical, and mythological, all intertwined. Each of the works tells the story of four connected artists, all of whom dealt with great adversity to their lives and careers at the expense of well-known men in positions of power. Edmier often employs amalgamated timelines and multiple forms of reproduction in his work (both physically in sculpture casting and printing, as well as in a biographical sense of actors embodying others on film). Building on these themes and his background in the film industry, all of the sculptures weave female film actors into their narratives and or formal elements. Of these four subjects – three have worked as artist’s models in their lifetime or played one on film. All four have art historical relationships.