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Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator
November 27, 2021 - April 3, 2022
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David Budd: Motion Within Stillness
October 9 -March 20, 2022
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ARTIST DAVID BUDD 1927-1991
Essay by Mike Solomon
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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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Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

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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

Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator

November 27, 2021–April 3, 2022

Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator illuminates the wondrous world of Judith Linhares (b. 1940, California) and the abundance of influences that shape her artistic practice—from her time in the California Bay Area in the 1960s and 70s, to her studio space, to her dream journals, to other artists, five of whom Linhares has selected to include in the exhibition.

Judith Linhares, Cove, 2010, Oil on linen, 60 x 81 in., Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul
Judith Linhares, Cove, 2010
Oil on linen
60 x 81 in.

Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul

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

David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

October 9, 2021 – March 20, 2022

Thirty years after the artist’s passing, significant paintings from the 1970s will be exhibited to the public together for the first time. Accompanied by monochrome works that further contextualize David Budd’s foundations in abstraction, the exhibition will illuminate the material explorations of an artist whose work defies the conventions of abstract painting.
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in., Collection of Ringling College of Art + Design, Photo: Rich Schineller
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 in.

Collection of Ringling College of Art and Design
Photo: Rich Schineller

Samo Davis: Happiness in ROYGBIV

May 29, 2021 – March 6, 2022

Happiness in ROYGBIV is a vibrant sculptural installation that features a colorful and effervescent tree composed of found objects from the artist’s home, intending to spark joy within the difficult times of the last year.

Installation view of Samo Davis: Happiness in ROYGBIV at Sarasota Art Museum, on view from May 29 - October 31, 2021, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021
Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials.

Courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Ryan Gamma

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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Daniel Lind-Ramos, María de los Sustentos (2020-2021). Photo: Abby Leigh
Daniel Lind-Ramos
María de los Sustentos
2020-2021

Photo: Abby Leigh

Daniel Lind-Ramos

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.
Amy Casey, Highground, 2019 Acrylic on cradled ampersand clayboard panel 30 x 30 in. Courtesy: Private collection, Dallas, TX and Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Amy Casey
Highground
2019
Acrylic on cradled ampersand clayboard panel
30 x 30 in.

Private collection, Dallas, TX and Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

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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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

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.

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