Summer Wheat: Forager

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Summer Wheat: Forager
Summer Wheat: Forager
$65.00
Available In Store
Description
The Future (and the past) is Female: Summer Wheat's whimsical, often tongue-in-cheek tableaux in rich jewel tones punctuated with bright neons, teem with fantastical figures that imagine tribes of women hunting, collaborating, celebrating, and ultimately replacing millennia of images of male rulers and warriors.

Summer Wheat's unique formative experiences with art growing up in Oklahoma were shaped by the aesthetic and conceptual drive of the images that surrounded her from the rich textures Native American weavings to the brilliant hues of Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers. Bridging those early influences with the canon of Western art (from ancient sculpture to medieval tapestries) and popular references such as astrology and music videos, the artist's work centers female archetypes 0in her expansive practice of painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation.

For the artist's first monograph, curator Jen Sudul Edwards discusses the wide range of subjects that inform Wheat's work and positions her use of materials in the context of alchemy. Curator Anne Ellegood in conversation with the artist traces Wheat's transition from painting to sculptural work, large-scale installations, and first foray into building a freestanding architectural space. Jennifer Krasinski explores Wheat's unique approach to painting, with her large panels seemingly a cross between intricate beadwork and the pixel-like structure of a digital image. Artist Diedrick Brackens speaks with Wheat about lines--from one that is drawn by hand to the ones that define spaces between art and craft, and the ones defined by a single thread.

Description

The Future (and past) is Female: Summer Wheat's whimsical, often tongue-in-cheek tableaux in rich jewel tones punctuated with bright neons, teem with fantastical figures that memorialize tribes of women hunting, collaborating, celebrating, and ultimately replacing millennia of images of male rulers and warriors.

Summer Wheat's unique formative experiences with art growing up in Oklahoma were shaped by the aesthetic and conceptual drive of Native American art and Indigenous culture. Bridging those early influences with the canon of Western art (from ancient art to medieval tapestries) and popular references such as astrology and comic books, the artist's work centers female archetypes in her expansive practice of painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation.

For the artist's first monograph, curator Jennifer Sudul Edwards discusses the wide range of subjects that inform Wheat's work, including the artist's interest in alchemy. Curator Anne Ellegood in conversation with the artist discusses Wheat's sculptural work, large-scale installations, and first foray into building a freestanding architectural space. Jennifer Krasinski explores Wheat's unique approach to painting; her impressive wall works resemble a cross between intricate beadwork and the pixel-like structure of a digital image.

ISBN
9780847873401
Publisher
Publication Date
February 19, 2024
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New