May 17, 2019 - SculptureCenter - Jean-Luc Moulène: More or Less Bone / Fiona Connor, Closed for installation, SculptureCenter, #4 / Matt Keegan: what was & what is / ektor garcia: cadena perpetua
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May 17, 2019

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[1] Jean-Luc Moulène, More or Less Bone (Formal Topological Optimization) (Paris-NY, 2018-19), 2018-19, installation view, SculptureCenter, New York. Courtesy the artist, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Naples. Photo: Kyle Knodell. [2] Fiona Connor, Closed for installation, 2019 (detail). Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4,SculptureCenter, New York, 2019. Courtesy the artist, 1301PE, Los Angeles, and Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington. Photo: Kyle Knodell. [3] Courtesy Matt Keegan. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp. [4] ektor garcia, figura, 2019. Steel, latex, copper. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.

Jean-Luc Moulène
More or Less Bone
April 29–July 29, 2019

Fiona Connor, Closed for installation, SculptureCenter, #4
April 29–July 29, 2019

Matt Keegan
what was & what is
May 12–August 18, 2019

ektor garcia
cadena perpetua
May 23–August 18, 2019

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Jean-Luc Moulène
More or Less Bone
April 29–July 29, 2019

Fiona Connor, Closed for installation, SculptureCenter, #4
April 29–July 29, 2019

Matt Keegan
what was & what is
May 12–August 18, 2019

ektor garcia
cadena perpetua
May 23–August 18, 2019

SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves St
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
Hours: Thursday–Monday 12–6pm

T +1 718 361 1750
info@sculpture-center.org

www.sculpture-center.org
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Jean-Luc Moulène: More or Less Bone
SculptureCenter is pleased to premiere More or Less Bone (Formal Topological Optimization) (Paris-NY, 2018-19), a monumental new work in fiberglass and epoxy paint by Jean-Luc Moulène. Collaborating closely with engineers with advanced expertise in formal optimization, Moulène produces an object that is nothing but its own condition of existence: a form defined as efficient for a given set of material conditions and environmental variables. More or Less Bone continues Moulène’s recent investigations into the intersections of advanced technology and contemporary material culture.

Jean-Luc Moulène: More or Less Bone is curated by Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, Walker Art Center (formerly SculptureCenter Executive Director and Chief Curator) with Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator, SculptureCenter. The project is organized by Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, SculptureCenter.

Jean-Luc Moulène: More or Less Bone is supported by Kathy and Steve Guttman. Support for production of More or Less Bone (Formal Topological Optimization) (Paris-NY, 2018-19) is provided by Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; and Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Naples. Engineering for More or Less Bone by GDTech Engineering (Europe): Benoit Gicquel, Michael Bruyneel, Sebastien Gohy, Chiara Grappasonni, Ismael Juhoor. Fabrication by Digital Atelier (Mercerville, NJ) and Seal Reinforced Fiberglass (Copiague, NY).

Related programming:
SC Conversations: Jean-Luc Moulène, Sam Lewitt, and Yasmil Raymond
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7pm
SC Conversations: Keller Easterling
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7pm

 

Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4
For her new commission at SculptureCenter, Los Angeles-based artist Fiona Connor produces a set of intersecting works that bring together the artist’s investment in the various operations of sculpture. As concrete objects and ephemeral actions, her works incorporate not only different sites, such as the studio, the workshop, the foundry, the institution, and the library, but also multiple sets of relations and modes of labor: contractual, industrial, emotional, and otherwise.

Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4 is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator, with Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs.

Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4 is underwritten by Valeria Napoleone XX SculptureCenter (VNXXSC). Valeria Napoleone XX SculptureCenter (VNXXSC) is an ongoing initiative that supports the production of a major artwork by a female artist in a selected exhibition at SculptureCenter. Additional support provided by Creative New Zealand and Plaxall, Inc.

 

Matt Keegan: what was & what is
For over a decade, Matt Keegan has worked to synthesize his interest in language, whether rooted in pedagogy and cognition or the vernacular and social. Relatedly, Keegan often incorporates familial narratives into his work to better understand how recorded histories are made up of individual perspectives. Installed in Long Island City’s Court Square Park, what was & what is distills real estate development’s rhetorical and visual devices in an object that speaks the language of urban development while prompting opportunity for reflection on the fastest-growing neighborhood in New York City.

Matt Keegan: what was & what is is the fourth temporary public artwork commissioned through Public Process, SculptureCenter’s high school summer program on public art and urban space. The project is curated by Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs.

Public Process is underwritten by Charlotte Feng Ford and sponsored by UOVO. Additional support provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation. Exhibited in partnership with NYC Parks.

Related programming:
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6pm
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6pm

 

ektor garcia: cadena perpetua
garcia’s work implicitly asks where in chains of production, tradition, and command one might locate oneself, and how this is knowable. His work, for example, faithfully continues certain rural handcraft and gendered family traditions, while his own itinerant lifestyle necessarily drags the detritus of many places into his practice. Social and cultural associations of these techniques, materials, and objects are reimagined through garcia’s trajectory. His clay, metal, and leather elements conjoin loosely across many works and travel between studio and gallery spaces in changing configurations.

ektor garcia: cadena perpetua is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York institution and is curated by Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs.

 

About SculptureCenter
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For more information, please visit www.sculpture-center.org.

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