Our artists are plucking the strings of reality with sculpture and installations in this week’s gallery picks.
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1. Jacob Hashimoto’s work studies visual experience in space, artifice, and craft through the use of materials such as handmade kites, fiberglass, marble and the skillful use of light at MOCA
2. Stories told with Astrid Svangren’s installation at Maria Stenfors
3. Sarah Cain’s site-specific work responds to the physical, psychic, and emotional space of the gallery as well as Cain’s time in New York at Galerie Lelong
4. “Study from the Human Body” captures the complex discourse on the human form by aligning the timeless influence of Francis Bacon and Henry Moore. with a diverse group of international contemporary artists working today at Stephen Friedman Gallery
5. Li Hongbo’s stunning, stretchable, paper sculptures, inspired by both traditional folk art and his time as a student learning to sculpt, challenge our perceptions at Klein Sun Gallery
6. Francis Upritchard’s painted sculptures, or, perhaps, sculpted paintings, draw on the gothic tradition of Erasmus Grasser and Lucas Cranach as much as contemporary folk and psychedelia. They are slanted archetypes such as the withered fool or the haute couture blind man at Kate MacGarry