Martha Friedman: Castoffs

6/15/2018 through 2/10/2019 | Henry Art Gallery

Museums University District

Sculptor Martha Friedman (U.S., born 1975) presents a new group of figurative sculptures that engage in a process of making and unmaking the body, challenging imposed logics that attempt to neatly contain or define it. Working with choreographer and dancer Silas Riener, Friedman created concrete casts from her collaborator’s idealized male form and then assembled the resulting distorted parts with metal armatures and spikes, as well as tubing and sheeting made of rubber. The result is a body dissected, a series of ambiguous parts that resist a totalizing, easily categorizable whole.

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