Charles LeDray, MENS SUITS, 2009. Fabric, thread, embroidery floos, batting, nylon cord, leather, vinyl, carpet, wood, wood stain, shellac, polyurethane, pain, glue, and mixed media, installation view.

Charles LeDray


Institute of Contemporary Art

“Fragile” and “vulnerable” are not words associated with traditional sculpture, but then, Charles LeDray is not a traditional sculptor. Not for him the grandeur of figures carved in marble or cast in bronze, although his work does, in an eccentric way, qualify as figurative. His materials range from human bone to ragged scraps of fabric. Bone gives shape to our bodies; it holds us up. Fabric is what we use to present ourselves to the world…see the full review in June’s magazine.