Material World: Sculpture to Environment
through February 2011
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Working in a range of modest, industrially produced materials -- from plastic sheeting to fishing line -- Michael Beutler, Orly Genger, Tobias Putrih, Alyson Shotz, Dan Steinhilber, and collaborators Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen engage the former factory spaces of our second and third floors, creating extraordinary environments from ordinary things.
Sebastian Smee from The Globe loved the show saying, "MASS MoCA, the most consistently stimulating museum devoted to contemporary art in New England, has space to burn, making it the ideal place to show this kind of work. Material World: Sculpture to Environment,’’ a group show devoted to large-scale, environment-altering installations made from cheap and plentiful materials, sees the museum playing to its strengths." Read the rest of the review.
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This exhibition is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Additional support provided by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Coby Foundation, Ltd. Special thanks to the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, the New England Ropes Corporation, and Two Trees Management.
Tobias Putrih, Re-projection: Hoosac, 2010
Courtesy of the artist and Max Protech Gallery, NY