Now open in Room 1 of the Pavilions: Barbara Chase-Riboud.
An artist, novelist, and poet, Chase-Riboud creates works informed by wide range of cultural histories, from ancient funerary steles to prominent Black figures of the civil rights movement. The three sculptural pieces presented in Room 1 each come from a different series: Malcolm X, Ta**ra, and La Musica. With heavy bronze appearing to balance above delicate fibers, the pieces invert the hierarchy of materials and seem to defy gravity.
“La Musica Red Parkway / Josephine Red”, 2007
“Ta**ra #4”, 2007
© Barbara Chase-Riboud