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July/August 2018
Vol. 37 No. 6

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Abigail DeVille: Everyday Processions
by Susan Canning
Sarcophagus blue, 2017. Boat, mannequin legs, tights, wood, rope, and
painting, dimensions variable.Fashioned from rubbish and recycled materials, Abigail DeVille's sculptures refuse their role as art objects. Instead, her assemblages of repurposed items revel in excess and the casual circumstance of the everyday. Recognizing the potential of cast-off things to tell stories and enunciate other histories, DeVille proposes an alternative, social purpose for sculpture (often combined with performance and collaborative projects), one that entangles us in the complex relations of race, history, and class, where art and life cross paths. Directly and dramatically, she takes us to the street....see the entire article in the print version of July/August's Sculpture magazine.

Sarcophagus blue, 2017. Boat, mannequin legs, tights, wood, rope, and painting, dimensions variable.

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