ELEMENTALS: WOMEN SCULPTING ANIMISM NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 13, 2014
Cavin-Morris is pleased to present an exhibition of living women artists working with ancient concepts and materials in a completely contemporary way.
The following artists will have work in this exhibition:
Charissa Brock Chizu Sekiguchi Polly Adams Sutton Dawn Walden Judith Duff Simcha Even-Chen Melanie Ferguson Deirdre Hawthorne Mami Kato Touri Maruyama Sarah Purvey Jane Wheeler Monique Rutherford Phyllis Sullivan Lisa Hammond Mieko Kawase Sally Anderson Susan Margin Margaret Yuko Kimura Nancy Brorby and others.
This exhibition expands on the idea of these artworks being part of a language that expresses the animist essence of life. Animism is a belief in the souls of non-human entities. It is spiritual rather than religious, intuitive rather than empirical. There is a wide range of work in the exhibition from the intellectual intricacies of Phyllis Sullivan’s force webs to the stark almost Neolithic but intensely worked roughness of Sarah Purvey’s urns. Many of the more vessel-like pieces consciously charge the spaces they contain, animating them by concealing them in shadow or stippling them with surface light.