Wangechi Mutu and Outlooks: Brandon Ndife
On view May 21 – November 7, 2022
Mutu’s work engages with the natural world to address themes of women’s rights, human equality, and civil rights, and their inextricable relationships with our ecosystems. This exhibition will foreground Mutu’s current practice in earth and bronze sculpture and exhibit new works. Storm King’s Museum Building will include large-scale sculptures like The Glider. Using materials straight from the earth of East Africa, Mutu conceptualizes and sculpts forms that suggest new modes of knowledge and understanding for a visionary future.
Outlooks: Brandon Ndife
Set in Storm King’s Maple Rooms, Brandon Ndife will present his first outdoor sculptural project. Working primarily with domestic items, such as furniture and kitchenware the artist makes by hand, Ndife manipulates objects’ appearance by casting them in polyurethane foam and resin, often embedding the household items into the surfaces of the cast sculptures. The effect is one that is organic and sinister, suggesting a process of rot that subsumes the quotidian objects and embalms them in a perpetual state of decay.