Build Therefore Your Own World featuring the work of MassArt alumnus Sam Durant '86 BFA Sculpture opens at Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles. Art Daily notes that "Durant continues his excavation of marginalized American histories, unearthing counter storylines to the historical canon."
The Fine Arts 3D Sculpture metalshop provides industry quality metalworking facilities to all students at MassArt. This includes a full-production metal foundry for cast bronze, aluminum, and iron using sand molds, and the lost wax method with ceramic shell.
An introduction to the basics of movable dynamic figures (possibly human but possibly otherwise) in a variety of materials which respond to the action of the human hand (or, conceivably, other body parts).
Reupholstered chair with additional inner springs, memory foam, 18th century toile de jouy fabric with depictions of white middle class families enjoying every day life, colonialism, age old stereotypes, false ideals, generations of silence.
Ceramic, Glass, Magnets
Life can be found in unexpected places: underneath rocks, between boards of wood, in nooks that are overlooked. Thingies, are flower-worm-like creatures that pop up on architecture. They seek unique spatial features- like this cantilevered wall- to take root and multiply. Breeding, and the ambiguity of gender are inherent in their form. They are more joyful than sinister, more playful than aggressive. This installation is meant to evoke curiosity, not only about the object, but the space they inhabit.
Professors Rick and Laura Brown recreated Poland’s historic Gwozdziec synagogue with MassArt students for Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews.