NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS MASS MoCA “Ceramics in the Expanded Field,” organized by MASS MoCA senior curator Susan Cross, presents work by eight, multi-generational artists from diverse backgrounds who are furthering clay’s move out of isolation to play with other media in dynamic ways.
Recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award The investigation of line, color, and fiber has been Sheila Hicks’s lifelong pursuit. She ignores borders, learns languages, and discovers materials as she migrates from painting to weaving to sculpture.
I’ve been working with fringe as a main element of the work for at least 10 years. Fringe was seen as an accessory, found on fancy dance shawls in powwow dances, and initially I was thinking of it in that context, using it on punching bags and wall hangings.
NEW YORK Hunter East Harlem Gallery Puerta’s marvelously varied and often highly ornamented constructions translate traditional imagery and values into a contemporary language steeped in environmental concerns.
Instalaciones, dibujos, pinturas, fotografías intervienen en la obra del argentino Martín Legón quien se apoya en los textos, la poesía, la literatura y los estudios de disciplinas tales como la sociología, la antropología y la historia del arte, para desarrollar una obra cuyo fundamento, sea cual cure el formato que cobre, es de base conceptual.
Usha Seejarim works with ordinary, domestic objects in a somewhat Dadaist way, reinterpreting them into sculptural forms rooted in today’s South Africa but with broader resonance. Her materials include such staples of female labor as clothes pegs, irons, brooms, cleaning sponges, and serving trays.
SAN FRANCISCO SFMOMA Truly experiencing Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work requires us to pay close attention: to make our minds and imaginations available in ways dangerously eroded by the distractions of the Internet. This is somewhat paradoxical, considering the technological complexity of his installations.
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LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK Socrates Sculpture Park Guadalupe Maravilla’s “Planeta Abuelx” at Socrates Sculpture Park provided a welcome respite for pandemic times. Offering a space for meditation, healing, and recovery, the project reflected Maravilla’s engagement with mutual aid and therapy, focusing on the ways that art can sustain, restore, and provide solace.