Accompanying the exhibition will be an essay written by independent curator Jill Moniz, who organized the very compelling show of sculpture by African American female artists at the Landing last year. Part of the PST: I wrote about my experience of the piece in June. The Oklahoma-based Heap of Birds is an artist who finds meaning in text: The show examines his early exhibitions and the ways in which he collaborated with avant-garde artists, the ways in which he turned curation into a global job, as well as his personal collections and obsessions. Another infamous action involved a cadaver and a vasectomy. These sculptural pieces — part painting, part three-dimensional object — often evoke dystopic fairy tales, with an acerbic eye toward social, political and economic issues.
The African Canadian artist employs a variety of media to look at the intersection of race, gender and sports.
Edgar Heap of Birds: Be the first to comment Hide Comments. An exhibition created in collaboration with the Royal Academy in London will feature more than paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by the celebrated 20th century artist associated with the early days of the Pop movement. This exhibition explores the life, work and obsessions of the esteemed Swiss curator who helped redefine the profession. He then dusted the samples with pigment, employing them as stencils of sorts, to create silhouettes of important state flora. A contemporary textiles show features work by more than 15 artists — from the region and the world — all reflecting on issues of technology, the body and the reframing of traditional forms in contemporary ways.