Opening Reception for Matt Keegan and ektor garcia

    Thu, May 23, 2019, 6–8pm

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    SculptureCenter is pleased to present a temporary public artwork by Matt Keegan, the fourth commission made through the museum's Public Process program, and a solo exhibition on ektor garica. Join us to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions on Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6-8pm.

    Matt Keegan: what was & what is
    Off site at Court Square Park

    For over a decade, Matt Keegan has worked to synthesize his interest in language, whether rooted in pedagogy and cognition or the vernacular and social. Relatedly, Keegan often incorporates familial narratives into his work to better understand how recorded histories are made up of individual perspectives. The artist works in sculpture, photography and video — all activated in his Sculpture Center commission. Installed in Long Island City’s Court Square Park, what was & what is distills real estate development’s rhetorical and visual devices in an object that speaks the language of urban development while prompting opportunity for reflection on the fastest-growing neighborhood in New York City.

    ektor garcia: cadena perpetua

    Using a vocabulary of knots, connectors, linked chains, and other fasteners, ektor garcia’s work reimagines the social and cultural associations of certain craft techniques, materials, and objects through personal trajectories. ektor garcia: cadena perpetua is a solo exhibition of works in ceramic, leather, steel, copper, thread, and other materials, many of which move freely in and out of the artist’s studio in evolving reconfigurations.