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April 24 - September 11, 2022
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Daniel Lind-Ramos: Las Tres Marías
April 2 - August 7 , 2022
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Danner Washburn Effigy : Hemric
December 11, 2021 - May 8, 2022
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Xaviera Simmons
May 2021- November 2022
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Barbara Banks : Worker
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State of the Art 2020: Constructs

April 24 – September 11, 2022

State of the Art 2020: Constructs is an exploration into how contemporary art – produced all across the country including regions outside traditional art centers – reflects the present moment.

State of The Art 2020: Constructs is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

 

The national tour of State of the Art 2020 is sponsored by Bank of America with additional support from Art Bridges.

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Lori Kella
Euclid’s Mirror
2019
Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the artist

Daniel Lind-Ramos: Las Tres Marías

April 2 – August 7, 2022

Daniel Lind-Ramos (b. 1953, Puerto Rico) creates assemblages from found and reclaimed objects, many of which the artist collected from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This exhibition will include two new assemblage works created specifically for the Museum, Baño de María and María Guabancex, in addition to María de los Sustentos.
Daniel Lind-Ramos, María de los Sustentos (2020-2021). Collection of David Cancel Photo: Abby Leigh
Daniel Lind-Ramos
María de los Sustentos
2020-2021
Assemblage
121 x 91 x 42 in.

Collection of David Cancel
Photo: Abby Leigh

Danner Washburn

Effigy : Hemric

December 11, 2021–May 8, 2022
Danner Washburn (b.1994, North Carolina) utilizes sculpture, painting, sound, and installation to study the junctures between consumerism, folklore traditions, and the built environments of rural American subcultures.
Danner Washburn, Fertile, 2021, Porcelain figurine, NC 95 tobacco seed, collards seed, summer squash seed, sweet corn seed, neutral pH adhesive, 3 x 1 ¼ x 2 in., Courtesy of the artist
Danner Washburn, Fertile, 2021
Porcelain figurine, NC 95 tobacco seed, collards seed, summer squash seed, sweet corn seed, neutral pH adhesive
3 x 1 ¼ x 2 in.

Courtesy of the artist

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

November 27, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996, Cuba) used everyday materials, such as lightbulbs, paper, and candy, to engage viewers in deeper consideration of intrapersonal and cultural issues. “Untitled” (L.A.) is one of the artist’s candy spill works that employs the familiar and alluring material of candy.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (L.A.), 1991 Green candies individually wrapped in cellophane, endless supply Overall dimensions vary with installation Original weight: 22.7 kg (50 lbs) Jointly owned by Art Bridges and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
“Untitled” (L.A.)
1991
Green candies individually wrapped in cellophane, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Original weight: 50 lbs

Jointly owned by Art Bridges and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
Courtesy of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

Xaviera Simmons

May 2021- November 2022

Xaviera Simmons engages her sweeping practice of photography, painting, video, sound, sculpture, and installation to explore the construction of landscape, language, and complex histories in the United States and its empire building globally.
Xaviera Simmons, The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause (2020) Steel, wood, concrete, and acrylic, in three parts: a. 17 × 4 × 12 ft.; b. 14.8 ft. × 10 in. × 7.5 ft.; c. 12.5 × 9 × 26 ft. Courtesy of the Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo, Miami Photo: Sara Morgan
Xaviera Simmons, The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause , 2020
Steel, wood, concrete, and acrylic
in three parts: a. 17 × 4 × 12 ft.; b. 14.8 ft. × 10 in. × 7.5 ft.; c. 12.5 × 9 × 26 ft.

Courtesy of the Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo, Miami
Photo: Sara Morgan

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Katrina Coombs, Oshuns Glory, 2020
Katrina Coombs
Oshun’s Glory (detail)
2020
Finger-knitted mixed fibers
Dimensions variable

Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Katrina Coombs

Katrina Coombs

I M(O)ther

Threads of the Maternal Figure

May 22 – October 2, 2022

Katrina Coombs (b. 1986, Jamaica) has a passion for fiber and an understanding of the sensitivity of threads and fabric, which she uses to bring forth unique designs and sculptural forms. Coombs’ works are inspired and guided by a quest to deepen the spiritual, emotional, and psychological understanding of the numerous conflicting roles that have been attributed to women in contemporary society.
Steven and William Ladd, "Shaboygen," 2012, Board, plywood, metal, fiber, beads, paper, tulle, Angora bunny hair, and pins, 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 x 102 1/4 in., Courtesy of the artists
Steven and William Ladd
Shaboygen
2012
Board, plywood, metal, fiber, beads, paper, tulle, Angora bunny hair, and pins
26 3/4 x 26 3/4 x 102 1/4 in.

Courtesy of the artists

Steven and William Ladd

September 4 – February 5, 2023

Steven and William Ladd create collaboratively, pulling from childhood stories and experiences to transform materials, such as textiles and beads, into microcosms of memory. The exhibition will include past works and new works being exhibited for the first time, including a work created with members of the Sarasota community during Scrollathon.
peter campus, "barrier," videograph, 6:26 minutes, looped, edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof, installation view of "when the hurly burly's done" at Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY), Courtesy of the artist
peter campus
barrier
videograph, 6:26 minutes, looped, edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof, installation view of when the hurly burly's doneat Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY)

Courtesy of the artist

"In the Cold Edge" (video still), 2010. Single channel HD video with sound. Courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney, NYC
Janet Biggs
In the Cold Edge(video still)
2010
Single channel HD video with sound.

Courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney, NYC

Journeys to Places Known and Unknown: Moving Images by Janet Biggs and peter campus

October 2 – January 15, 2023
Journeys to Places Known and Unknown looks at the contrasting ways two artists of different generations—Janet Biggs and peter campus—use moving images to explore intersections of science, philosophy, and spirituality.
Kirsten Hassenfeld, Millefleur (detail), 2019, salvaged textiles with mixed media, 78 inches diameter
Kirsten Hassenfeld
Millefleur (detail)
2019
Salvaged textiles with mixed media
78 inches diameter

A Beautiful Mess:
Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard

February 25 – June 25, 2023

From micro artworks the size of your hand to mammoth room-sized installations, the national roster of women artists in A Beautiful Mess push the boundaries of their textile-based medium. Using rope, yarn, clay and wire, this group of conceptual artists knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimal and hyper-organized to utter pandemonium.

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