Lynda Benglis continues to surprise. In her new exhibition at Cheim & Reid, the venerable artist presents a new set of sculpture where the starting point is a skeleton of chicken wire which she expertly drapes with brilliantly colored hand-made paper into vaguely sexual amorphic shapes that appear both playful and poetic. Without question, Benglis’ work has mellowed out vis-a-vis her earlier radical feminist beginnings. But what has been lost in shock value has been gained in arresting intensity. Perpetually inventive with new materials, shapes and ideas, never conceited, and always true to her feminist roots, Benglis continues to inspire other much younger artists and remains one of America’s most significant living female artists. Through October 22.