Opening Reception for Linda Ridgway: The Library

January 20, 2024 from 5pm – 7pm

Talley Dunn Gallery

We invite you to celebrate the opening of a solo exhibition of deeply revered artist Linda Ridgway. Spanning the entirety of the Main Gallery, The Library is a comprehensive, momentous exhibition that carefully considers Ridgway’s rich visual vocabulary which beautifully weaves throughout different media such as sculpture, drawing, assemblage, printmaking, and installation. Talley Dunn has had the tremendous pleasure of working with Ridgway for over thirty years and is thrilled to have this encyclopedic survey of the artist’s work in a single exhibition, The Library.


About Linda Ridgway

Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Linda Ridgway received her MFA from Tulane University, where she studied printmaking. She is widely recognized for her poetic sculptures in bronze. Working across various media, Ridgway creates an evocative symbolic language using forms found in nature as well as domestic textiles. While her works reflect personal experiences and often allude to specific poems or works of literature, they also contemplate enduring questions of memory, womanhood, tradition, and ephemerality. Often ethereal in their delicacy and their inclusion of impermanent organic material, her works question accepted understandings of nature and femininity, and their connected cultural associations. Gestural lines, fine detail, and organic forms create a sense of intimacy and reveal the influence of post-minimalism.

Throughout her career, Linda Ridgway’s sculptures, drawings, and prints have been featured in more than thirty solo exhibitions as well as a number of important group exhibitions. The artist’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; the Dallas Museum of Art; the El Paso Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Old Jail Art Center; Albany, Texas; and the Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas. Ridgway currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.





Linda Ridgway with her sculpture Reaching (2019)