In Practice: Phoebe Collings-James

    In Practice: Phoebe Collings-James

    Jun 27–Aug 12, 2024

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    Opening Reception
    Thu, Jun 27, 2024, 6–9pm

    Phoebe Collings-James’ works across media function as the debris of knowledge, feeling, violence, language, and desire that result from living and surviving with-in hostile environments. At SculptureCenter, Collings-James will exhibit a new series of ceramic sculptures that explore relationships between heresy, faith, and orthodoxies of church, state, and society. Intensely colored by iron-rich glazes, slips and various firing techniques, and imprinted with fragments of texts, each of Collings-James’ sculptures elaborates on the position of the heretic as a transmitter of incendiary speech, opposition from within, and ostracisation.


    In Practice is made possible by the Elaine Graham Weitzen Commissioning Fund for Emerging Artists, which supports the production of new work by artists selected from SculptureCenter's annual open call. This landmark endowment established in 2024 reflects Elaine Graham Weitzen’s (1920-2017) lifelong commitment to emerging artists and her exuberant support of new ideas in art. Weitzen served as a devoted Trustee of SculptureCenter from 1987 to 2017.

    Major support for the In Practice program is provided by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In Practice is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.