NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through September 30, 2018
By Sarah Drake
September 24, 2018
Peter Blum Gallery: “Joyce J. Scott: What Next and Why Not”
Peter Blum Gallery presents “Joyce J. Scott: What Next and Why Not,” the artist’s first solo show with the gallery.
The exhibition includes approximately 20 sculptures created from the year 2000 and forward. The sculptures incorporate the artist’s trademark beadwork and focus on bridging the gap between craft aesthetics and contemporary sculpture. Influenced by the American Southern traditions of quilting, weaving and beadwork of her own family as well as a wide variety of other cultures and spiritual traditions, the objects deal with such issues as race, class, gender, violence and the extremes of human nature.