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Mithu Sen, Border Unseen
(detail), 2014. Dental polymer and artificial
teeth suspended by aluminum frame and steel
cables, dimensions variable. Photo: Eat Pomegranate
Photography, Courtesy the artist and
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India.
In this Issue...
We look at unconventional materials and processes and how they reinforce conceptual creativity. Mithu Sen’s deceptively
gentle provocations rely on visceral disturbances, whether prompted by dental polymer and false teeth or uncomfortable manipulations
of human relations. Sarah Meyers Brent’s seemingly disintegrating works combine used garments with oozing foam and acrylic, while
Shoplifter uses eye-popping shades of human and false hair to pierce the pretensions of vanity. Wilfredo Prieto sets up haiku-like object
equations that resonate as open-ended metaphors; James Shrosbree’s curiously familiar yet utterly strange abstractions break ceramic rules
to great associative effect; and Sharon Louden’s highly reflective, three-dimensional drawings open up new ways of experiencing space.
Also, in the print and digital version of May's Sculpture - Itinerary, Commissions and ISC News.
May Online Feature: Provocation and Insistence: A Conversation with Mithu Sen
Mithu Sen is a provocateur, a risk-taker in deceptively gentle guise.
At the heart of her work is a compulsion to peel away received, overt
notions of the self and probe beneath them. She typically turns the tables on viewers. Her early drawings
of the body were mesmerizingly delicate....
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In this issue, we look at unconventional materials and processes and how they reinforce conceptual creativity...