The Brooklyn Museum is a place where you can always count on finding something incredibly inspiring to explore. This winter, escaping to local museums to take my mind off of the chill outdoors has been fun (and somewhat necessary), and it looks like we can all expect some awesome new exhibitions to open just in time for spring. Of all the upcoming art shows and installations at the Brooklyn Museum, I think I’m most excited about Red Hook-based artist Swoon.
Swoon: Submerged Motherlands is an exhibit that will feature the most recent works of the local artist, including a site-specific installation for the Brooklyn Museum’s rotunda gallery. According to the museum, “Swoon celebrates everyday people and explore social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations,” of her most notable work. Swoon is also known for her large, intricately cut prints that she wheat pastes on the sides of industrial buildings across Brooklyn and Manhattan.
For the site-specific portion of the installation, the Museum describes the way that Swoon will transform the rotunda gallery into “a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage.” Swoon’s work will really come alive at the Brooklyn Museum, where her works on cut paper and large-scale drawing will be represented in new, 3-dimensional ways. You can expect to find some kind of social commentary on contemporary world events from the artist, which she teases out and is renowned for exploring in fascinating ways.
Learn more about the incredible artist on her website.
Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
April 11th-August 24th, 2014
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor