On the Cover:
Mithu Sen, Border Unseen (detail), 2014. Dental polymer and artificial teeth suspended by aluminum frame and steel cables, dimensions variable. Photo: Eat Pomegranate Photography, Courtesy the artist and Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India.
Executive Director’s Letter:
We look at unconventional materials and processes and how they reinforce conceptual creativity. Mithu Sen’s deceptively gentle provocations rely on visceral disturbances, whether prompted by dental polymer and false teeth or uncomfortable manipulations of human relations. Sarah Meyers Brent’s seemingly disintegrating works combine used garments with oozing foam and acrylic, while Shoplifter uses eye-popping shades of human and false hair to pierce the pretensions of vanity. Wilfredo Prieto sets up haiku-like object equations that resonate as open-ended metaphors; James Shrosbree’s curiously familiar yet utterly strange abstractions break ceramic rules to great associative effect; and Sharon Louden’s highly reflective, three-dimensional drawings open up new ways of experiencing space.
–Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director