Natalie Ball, Willie Cole, Awol Erizku, Brian Jungen, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Eric N. Mack, Kori Newkirk, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Gala Porras-Kim, Eric Wesley
Springweather and people
12 Mar – 24 Apr 2021
39 Walker

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Springweather and people, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2021

Cross generational in approach, and underscoring a diversity of materials that are stitched, crimped, nailed, and pasted together, both sculptural and painted, the exhibition follows the wide array of methods and techniques for layering. Retooling the term first put to use in the 1960s as an important innovation in abstraction, the exhibition offers a contemporary vantage for artworks which take on the impulse of gathering.

The title of the exhibition, borrowed from a 1955 Merce Cunningham piece costumed by Robert Rauschenberg, pays homage to the first generation of assemblage artists for whom the term was coined. The artists gathered in the exhibition continue to investigate the formal tenets set forth over half a century ago, enriching this field with today's socio-political concerns.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Queen of Spades

Queen of Spades, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Souvenir (Dizzy, Liberty, Tower)

Souvenir (Dizzy, Liberty, Tower), 2013

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Usual Business

Usual Business, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Usual Business

Usual Business, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Usual Business

Usual Business, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Usual Business

Usual Business, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Usual Business

Usual Business, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled P.I.F.

P.I.F., 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Origin of Afro-Esotericism

Origin of Afro-Esotericism, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Natter

Natter, 2013

Installation view of displayed artwork titled My name is not Susan

My name is not Susan, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Stop Don’t Shoot

Stop Don’t Shoot, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled We make it easy, you make it home.

We make it easy, you make it home., 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Armario de la Memoria (Wardrobe of Memory)

Armario de la Memoria (Wardrobe of Memory), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Work Animal 1

Work Animal 1, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Air Mask (Red, White and Blue)

Air Mask (Red, White and Blue), 1990

Installation view of displayed artwork titled February

February, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled 20 looted and some repatriated artifacts

20 looted and some repatriated artifacts, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled 14 deaccessioned artifacts

14 deaccessioned artifacts, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Understand the Light in All Directions

Understand the Light in All Directions, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled This Will Not Be Alright

This Will Not Be Alright, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Charge (an eye for an I)

Charge (an eye for an I), 2011

Press

Springweather and people The Art Guide 30 Mar 2021