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Nari Ward: We the People

Opening Reception Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 6:30–9PM

Brown Foundation Gallery
On View August 16–November 30, 2019

Since the early 1990s, Nari Ward has produced sculptures by accumulating staggering amounts of humble materials and repurposing them in surprising ways. His approach draws from a variety of art historical and folk traditions and reflects the textures of Harlem, where he has lived and worked for the past 25 years. Seeking out the personal and social narratives embedded in materials, he conceives of his sculptures as tools for articulating relationships between people. Over the past three decades, he has addressed topics such as historical memory, political and economic disenfranchisement, racism, and democracy in an effort to express both the tenuousness and the resilience of the artist’s Harlem community—a struggle that remains relatable in communities across the United States.

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Will Boone: The Highway Hex

Opening Reception Friday, November 8, 2019 | 6:30–9PM

Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery
On View: November 9, 2019–February 16, 2020

Will Boone: The Highway Hex explores the space and time between California and Texas, the Los Angeles River, Interstate 10, why people leave Texas and why they come back. The Highway Hex is the first solo museum exhibition of Houston-born and Los Angeles-based artist Will Boone, featuring nearly all-new works created for this presentation, including a site-specific installation, paintings, and sculptures.

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