Fiona Connor

    Fiona Connor

    Apr 29–Jul 29, 2019

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    Los Angeles-based artist Fiona Connor meticulously remakes discarded, disregarded, obsolete, or outdated everyday objects which at first glance might be taken as ready-mades. These objects include bulletin boards, park benches, community noticeboards, doors of closed down clubs, real estate signs, etc. While the works often appear as a monochrome or carry the expression of a post-minimalist sculpture, they are rerouted and processed through Connor’s investment in questions of labor and conditions of production (the studio, the workshop, the factory, the institution, and so on) as well as the larger social, historical, and geographical context within which an object lives and produces meaning. This year, Connor is imagining her various projects as an expanded artist-run space that spans multiple sites, situations, and institutions. As such Connor considers the idea of specificity to a place and time and how it relates to the larger practice of an artist working within the conditions of contemporary art. This exhibition is Connor’s first solo exhibition in a New York institution and will be curated by Sohrab Mohebbi.


    Lead underwriting support of SculptureCenter’s Exhibition Fund has been generously provided by the Kraus Family Foundation with major support by Robert Soros, and Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia.

    Fiona Connor is made possible with the support of Creative New Zealand.

    SculptureCenter’s programs and operating support is provided by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Danielle and Drew Anderman; Andreas Beroutsos and Abigail Hirschhorn; Irene and Allen Brill; Laren C. and Jesse M. Brill; Lee and Robert K. Elliott; Elizabeth and Adrian Ellis; Charlotte Feng Ford; Fred Wilson; the A. Woodner Fund; New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and Director’s Circle. Additional funding is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and contributions from many generous individuals.