These assemblages showcase art’s power and, poignantly its limitations, to effect material transformations.
SEDIMENTATIONS: ASSEMBLAGE AS SOCIAL REPAIR
The 8th Floor’s current exhibition, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair, is one of the best yet under Reisman’s direction. Featuring work by renowned artists such as El Anatsui and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, as well as accomplished younger contemporaries, including Mary Mattingly and Shinique Smith, the mostly sculptural show explores tactics of material reuse. Palimpsests of refuse, the assemblages in Sedimentations showcase art’s power and, poignantly, its limitations, to effect material transformations.